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2022 International Education Week

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Welcome to Colorado College's 2022

Celebration of International Education Week

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IEW is designed to celebrate the global reach of education, the presence of students from around the world on our campus, and the expansion of our campus to cultures and destinations around the world through Education Abroad programming.  This week we hope to highlight the people, organizations, events, and opportunities that make Colorado College a global community and a point of departure for students to explore difference, cultures, and their place in the world. We hope you find many of the planned activities intriguing and engaging.

This page highlights our Calendar of Events for the celebration and will provide links where you can sign up for different panels, presentations, and events.  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our events this year will be a mix of in-person and virtual workshops, panels, discussions, and our two large Study Away Fairs, the Semester Away Fair on February 2 and the Block Away Fair on February 3, both in Worner Hall from 12-2 pm. 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF OUR LAND & OUR HISTORY

The Center for Global Education & Field Study would like to recognize that we celebrate IEW on our campus, which is situated on unceded indigenous lands.  The state of Colorado has 48 distinct native tribal communities which share our land and have been caretakers of this land for generations.  We recognize native peoples here and around the globe as part of the global community which IEW aims to celebrate. We cannot celebrate International Education without acknowledging the essential contributions and ongoing stories of native peoples in Colorado, the United States, and around the globe. 

We also recognize that February is Black History Month, and we wish to acknowledge that the cultures, languages, traditions, peoples, and movements of Africa and the African Diaspora form a vital part of the global community as well as our nation.  We celebrate the countless ways in which their presence, their struggle, and their lives are essential to the past, present, and future of our nation, our world, and all of our lives as part of a global community. We cannot celebrate International Education without acknowledging the historical inequities and injustices which exist as well as the incredible contributions, innovations, and inspirations which continuously emerge from Africa and the African Diaspora.


Thank you for being a part of International Education Week.   

All of this week's events are free.

Virtual Events can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

We welcome our students, faculty, and staff from across campus, across the USA, and around the globe to be a part of this celebration.


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(All Program Events are listed in Mountain Time)

ALL WEEK LONG
Kukuli Velarde: CORPUS Exhibit at the Fine Arts Center
January 14-April 9, 2022 at the FAC
CORPUS is comprised of ceramic and fabric works that encourage reflection on the meaning of survival in the face of colonialism.  Fifteen ceramic sculptures, each with matching tapestries, will be presented in a symbolic representation of syncretic aesthetic, cultural, and religious traditions.  CORPUS engages with and confront's Peru's colonial past.
  
MONDAY, JAN 31

IEW INFO & ACTIVITY TABLE

12:00-2:00pm in the Worner Lobby

Stop by to kick off International Education Week. At the table you will be able to:

  • Get the full schedule of events
  • Sign up for our week-long Trivia & Scavenger Hunt Event (With prizes!!!)
  • Qualify for tickets to Tuesday's Food Truck Dinner Event.
  • Win a CC Luggage Tags for your global travels
MONDAY, JAN 31

IEW HANDS-ON STUDIO ART SESSIONS

1:00-3:00pm at the Bemis School of Art (Downhill from Packard Hall)

Join in some of the messy fun at the Fine Arts Center's Bemis School of Art.  Three studio art classrooms are available:

  • Watercolor Greeting Cards
  • Acrylic on Canvas Panels
  • Birdseed/Clay Sculpting and Wheel Throwing

Drop in between 1:00 and 2:45 to get access to supplies, equipment, and even a little instruction (if you'd like it.).  Please wear clothes you are OK getting a little stained as you make fun things. 

Email Jeremiah at jhouck@coloradocollege.edu with any questions. 

MONDAY, JAN. 31

FROM SILOS TO SOLIDARITIES:  POST 9/11 AND BEYOND

3:00-4:30pm on ZOOM

Deepa Iyer is a South Asian writer, strategist, lawyer, and racial justice advocate.  Iyer is a strategic adviser at Building Movement Project and director of Solidarity Is, a project that provides trainings, narratives, and resources on building deep and lasting multiracial solidarity.  Iyer's areas of expertise include the post 9/11 America experiences of South Asian, Muslim, Arab, and Sikh immigrants, immigration and civil rights policies, and racial equity and solidarity processes.  

This presentation is part of "Forever Foreign: Asian America, Global Asia, and the Problem of Anti-Asian Racism", sponsored by the Asian Studies Program: Cultural Attractions Fund; National Endowment for the Humanities; MacLean Fund for the English Department; Department of History; Department of Political Science; Butler Center; Department of Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies: Center for Global Educaiton & Field Study; and Feminist & Gender Studies.

Register here for this ZOOM event.  

TUESDAY, FEB. 1
WORKING IN THE USA: AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT & ALUMNI PANEL
6:00 PM on ZOOM
A panel for and by international students, including alums who have used their CC education to find exciting work opportunities in the USA.  Hear their stories and learn how they have managed the sometimes intimidating waters of OPT, work visas, and immigration while living, interning, and working in the USA. 
ZOOM LINK TBA
TUESDAY, FEB. 1

"HUEVONES" FOOD TRUCK DINNER

5:00-7:00pm  at the Worner Quad. 

Global Education is sponsoring a visit from the Huevones food truck to campus.  100 Students will have the chance to get dinner from one of the top food trucks in Colorado Springs.  Pick up tickets in the Warner Lobby on Monday, the 31st, with a time to visit the truck on Tuesday.  Each student with a ticket can order up to $15 of the trademark Huevones cuisine at no cost.  Whether it's their amazing mushoom tacos, the quesadilla, the Chicken Mole taco, or their any of their other entrees, you can discover what has food critics in the area praising Huevones as a gem of the Springs. 

Pick up tickets while they last in the Worner Lobby, Monday, Jan. 31 from 12:30pm on. 

Only 100 tickets will be given away. 

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2
SEMESTER AWAY FAIR
12:00-2:00pm in Worner Hall Lobby
Meet with representatives of the more than 100 Semester Away programs available to CC students.  Hear about the Faculty-Led programs in China, France, Germany, Mexico, Russia, and right here in Colorado (TREE), as well as programs at universities and study centers around the globe.  It's an open house forum.  Pop in for 5 minutes or stay and "shop" programs for 2 hours.  The choice is yours. 
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2

COMMUNITY ENGAGED STUDY ABROAD DISCUSSION

5:00pm, location TBD (Hybrid Format)

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 3

CC BLOCKS AWAY FAIR

12:00-2:00pm in the Worner Lounge Area

The Blocks Away Fair is an opportunity to "shop around" and learn about all of the domestic and international blocks away scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Faculty leaders from each program will be available to outline each course, the travel program, and the destinations chosen.  Learn how to apply, how the aid process works, and more from the Global Educaiton table as well.  Spend 5 minutes or the full 2 hours learning about different options ahead of the Application Window, opening the same day and staying open until March 31. 

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 3
JOB & INTERNSHIP SEARCH: U.S., ABROAD, SO MANY OPTIONS
4:00pm in the Career Center Carriage House
Whether searching for an internship or job, location is likely one of your first considerations.  Considering abroad options can be exciting and daunting at the same time.  While only searching for opportunities in the USA might not feel challenging enough or feel like you are not taking advantage of all the possiblities.  This workshop will give you an opportunity to discuss how to find a breadth of experiences to consider before worrying about exactly which one to choose. 
Please RSVP IN HANDSHAKE so we know to expect you!
THURSDAY, FEB. 3
ISLAM IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY: RACE, RELIGION, AND THE U.S. EMPIRE
5:00-7:15pm in Cornerstone 131 (Screening Room)
A virtual presentation from Zareena Grewal, Assoc. Professor of Religion, American Studies, and Ethnic Studies, Yale University.  Prof. Grewal is a historical anthropologist and documentary filmmatker whose research focuses on race, gender, religion, nationalism, and transnationalism across a wide spectrum of Muslim communities in the U.S. and in teh post-colonial Middle East and South Asia.   Her new project explores the issue of religious tolerance by tracing the range of meanings the Quran has for Americans in the context of the post-9/11 anti-Muslim political climate and the war on Terror.

This presentation is part of "Forever Foreign: Asian America, Global Asia, and the Problem of Anti-Asian Racism", sponsored by the Asian Studies Program: Cultural Attractions Fund; National Endowment for the Humanities; MacLean Fund for the English Department; Department of History; Department of Political Science; Butler Center; Department of Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies: Center for Global Educaiton & Field Study; and Feminist & Gender Studies.

THURSDAY, FEB. 3
TASTE OF THE DIASPORA: A FOOD & CULTURE EVENT
TIME TBD,  FOOD PICKUP LOCATION: TBD
Taste and Learn about the African Diaspora in his dual-option event sponsored by the  CC Black Student Union.  Students who sign up can pick up a special grab-&-go meal featuring foods from across the African Diaspora and then tune in on Zoom for a discussion of just how the Diaspora links peoples across the world through common histories, cultures, foods and traditions.
Register for the event and pick your Take Away Dinner Here. 
FRIDAY, FEB. 4

PLANNING YOUR OFF-CAMPUS EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP

12:15pm in Tutt Library 238

An opportunity to learn more about the myriad of off-campus experiences available at CC, how to find a program that is appropriate for you, and how to enroll.  This hands-on discussion about all CC options will give you an opportunity to consider how study away can play a part in your CC education and how to find a program that excites and informs you. 

FRIDAY, FEB. 4
FIRST FRIDAY AT THE FINE ARTS CENTER
5:00-8:00PM AT THE FAC
Students and staff are invited to attend the First Friday event this week as an opportunity to engage with the CORPUS exhibit (among others).  The evening will include opportunities for conversation with other students and staff in the galleries as well as drinks and snacks in the Deco Lounge. 

 

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