Global Studies Events
The Office of Global Studies at San Juan College advertises events at San Juan College and throughout the community that provide an opportunity to learn about the world. Not all of the events listed below are organized or sponsored by the Office of Global Studies.
September 9 & 10, 2014: Student Rush
If you are a new or returning student at San Juan College, be sure to stop by the Global Studies table at Student Rush! Our table will be set up in the Graduation Plaza from 11:00-1:00 and 4:30-5:30 on Tuesday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 10. Global Studies faculty and staff will be on hand to answer your questions about study abroad and international events on campus! Free hotdogs and ice cream will be provided by Student Activities.
September 11, 2014: SJC's Solar Service Project in Tibet
In June 2014, SJC completed its second solar service project in Tibet, where students outfitted solar power in a 600 year old monastery perched on the side of a 25,000 ft. sacred peak. In 2012 the program outfitted a remote village's medical clinic. Come to see pictures, hear stories, and learn about this amazing region of the world in the Center for Teaching Excellence (Room 1624) from 2:30-3:45.
September 16, 2014: Fiesta in the Learning Commons Plaza
The Hispanic Latino Center is providing music, food, games, arts, crafts, and much more in the Learning Commons Plaza from 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm.
September 23, 2014: The Other Side of the Sky
Farah Ahmedi, author of The Other Side of the Sky, will be on campus to discuss her book. "Farah Ahmedi's 'poignant tale of survival' (Chicago Tribune) chronicles her journey from war to peace. Equal parts tragedy and hope, determination and daring, Ahmedi's memoir delivers a remarkably vivid portrait of her girlhood in Kabul, where the sound of gunfire and the sight of falling bombs shaped her life and stole her family. She herself narrowly escapes death when she steps on a land mine. Eventually the war forces her to flee, first over the mountains to refugee camps across the border, and finally to America. Ahmedi proves that even in the direst circumstances, not only can the human heart endure, it can thrive." (Amazon) The presentation will be held in the Little Theatre at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 23.
September 24, 2014: "Cesar Chavez" Movie
AGAVE and EDGE are co-sponsoring a free screening of the 2014 movie, "Cesar Chavez," from 11:00-1:00 and 6:00-8:00 pm in room 9010. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.
September 26, 2014: Encore Special Presentation - South Sudanese Peacemaker
Rev. James Ninrew from South Sudan is visiting Farmington as a part of the Peacemaking Program of the Presbyterian Church. South Sudan has been involved in a civil war between the government and opposition forces for the past year. There has been much displacement of populations, hunger, illness, injury, and death. Join us for an opportunity to understand the impact of the conflict and the peace and justice concerns of South Sudan. This event will be held in Room 1908 at 1:00 pm.
October 8, 2014: Discovering the Life of the Raramuris
Refreshments and snacks will be provided in the Hispanic Latino Center for the presentation, "Discovering the Life of the Raramuris" from 12:00-1:00 pm.
October 11, 2014: Latin Rhythms Dance Performance
The Hispanic Latino Center is sponsoring the Latin Rhythms Dance Performance, which will be held in the Performance Hall (Room 9005) from 7:00-9:00 pm.
October 18, 2014: Tres Vidas
The Hispanic Latino Center is sponsoring a music theatre piece called, "Tres Vidas" in the Performance Hall at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12.
October 29, 2014: Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us
Reyna Grande, author of this year's One Book One Community book, The Distance Between Us, will be on campus to discuss the book in the Performance Hall (Room 9005). Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Hispanic Latino Center and the One Book One Community committee.
November 1, 2014: International Craft Fair
The First Presbyterian Church in Farmington is hosting an International Craft Fair with items provided by SERRV (www.serrv.org), which supports fair trade for artisans throughout the world. The fair will begin at 9:00 AM on Saturday, November 1 at 865 N. Dustin Ave.
November 1, 2014: Day of the Dead Dance
Come enjoy great music, refreshments, and snacks! The dance will be held in the 9000 rooms from 6:00-9:00 pm.
November 4, 2014: Lunch and Learn - "Study Abroad, Get a Job: How International Experiences Boost Your Career"
Some students wonder if studying abroad is "worth it." For most people, traveling abroad is a life-changing experience, but research also shows that people who have traveled abroad gain skills that are highly marketable and desirable in the workplace. This session will discuss how having international experiences can set you apart from other job applicants and how to market your experience on a resume or interview. Come to room 1614 (in the Study Lounge Area) from 11:30-12:30 on Tuesday, November 4 to hear more! Free lunch* will be provided by the Office of Global Studies! (*while supplies last)
November 10-25, 2014: International Photo Exhibit
San Juan College student, faculty, and staff photos from around the world will be on display in the Graphic Arts Court from November 10-25. Walk through the exhibit to see the diversity of international experiences represented by our San Juan College community!
November 13, 2014: Career Services Presentation - "Study Abroad, Get a Job: How International Experiences Boost Your Career"
Some students wonder if studying abroad is "worth it." For most people, traveling abroad is a life-changing experience, but research also shows that people who have traveled abroad gain skills that are highly marketable and desirable in the workplace. This session will discuss how having international experiences can set you apart from other job applicants and how to maket your experience on a resume or interview. Come to the Career Center from 3:00-4:00 pm on Thursday, November 13 to hear more!
November 17-21, 2014: International Education Week
"International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States." (from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website)
San Juan College will be celebrating International Education Week by promoting a variety of events on campus.
Mary's Kitchen will be featuring a different international food dish for lunch each day at the international station inspired by each of the 2015 SJC travel study destinations!
January 20 & 21, 2015: Student Rush
If you are a new or returning student at San Juan College, be sure to stop by the Global Studies table at Student Rush! Our table will be set up in the Graphic Arts Court or Student Lounge (upstairs from Mary's Kitchen) from 11:00-1:00 on Tuesday, January 20 and Wednesday, January 21. Global Studies faculty and staff will be on hand to answer your questions about study abroad and international events on campus! Free refreshments will be provided by Student Activities.
January 26, 2015: Basant Kite Festival
Let's go fly a kite! In the Punjab region of India and Pakistan, Basant is a festival celebrating the return of spring. In cities such as Lahore and Amritsar, kite flying festivals are held to celebrate the coming of warmer weather as the end of winter nears. People often dress in yellow for the holiday. Fly a kite from 1:00-3:00 on the SJC soccer/all-purpose field and start dreaming of the spring and summer days ahead! (You may bring your own kite or use one of the kites we will have on hand for the event.)
February 7, 2015: Broadening Horizons Lecture about Ukraine by Dr. Kelly Robison
Dr. Kelly Robison, SJC Professor of History, will be discussing Ukraine's land, politics, and the current state of civil war in the country. Robison lived in Ukraine during the spring semester of 2012 as a Fulbright Scholar at Black Sea State University in Nikolaev, Ukraine. The lecture will be held in the San Juan College Little Theatre from 7:00-8:00 pm on Saturday, February 7. The lecture is free and open to the public. For information on the Broadening Horizons Lecture Series, contact the San Juan College Box Office at 566-3430.
February 11-13, 2015: Passport Days at the US Post Office
Three days of passport appointments (Feb. 11-13) will be set aside at the US Post Office on 20th Street in Farmington for members of the San Juan College community to submit their passport applications. Sign up sheets will be posted in the Global Studies Office (room 1624) until February 3. You must sign up for a 15-minute appointment slot.
February 14, 2015: "Queen" movie
Farmington Cinematheque presents the movie, "Queen." In the film, a Delhi girl from a traditional family sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets cancelled. (Hindi with English subtitles.) The movie will be shown in the San Juan College Little Theatre from 7:00-9:00 pm.
February 17, 2015: Mardi Gras/Carnival Celebration
Mardi Gras is not just celebrated in New Orleans! Come to the Student Lounge outside of the Student Activities Office on Tuesday, February 17 from 2:00-4:00 to learn a little bit about how Carnival is celebrated in different locations including Brazil, Lousiana, Italy, and the Caribbean! Refreshments will be provided by Student Activities, and Global Studies will have masks that you can decorate based on Carnival masks from around the world!
February 18, 2015: Up With People Culture Fair
Up With People is a non-profit global education organization focused on bringing the world together through service and music. On Wednesday, February 18, 110 young people (17-29 years old) from 20 different countries will be on campus for a variety of workshops and a culture fair. The culture fair will take place in the 9000 rooms (in the Henderson Performing Arts Building) from 10:00-2:00. Come learn about different languages, cultures, customs, and foods from around the world!
February 19, 2015: Chinese New Year Celebration
Student Activities will be hosting a Chinese New Year Celebration in the Student Activities Lounge.
March 1-31, 2015: Influential Women Around the World Photo Exhibit
In honor of Women's History Month (March) and International Women's Day (March 9), the Global Studies Committee will be putting together an exhibit of photographs and biographies of women from around the world who have made an impact in a variety of fields. The exhibit will be on display in the Graphic Arts Court from March 1-31.
March 2015: Peace Corps Panel Presentation
April 15, 2015: Lunch and Learn - "Study Abroad, Get a Job: How International Experiences Boost Your Career"
Some students wonder if studying abroad is "worth it." For most people, traveling abroad is a life-changing experience, but research also shows that people who have traveled abroad gain skills that are highly marketable and desirable in the workplace. This session will discuss how having international experiences can set you apart from other job applicants and how to market your experience on a resume or interview. Come to room 1614 (in the Study Lounge Area) from 11:30-12:30 to hear more! Free lunch* will be provided by the Office of Global Studies! (*while supplies last)
April 16, 2015: San Juan Scholars: Representation of Jews in Medieval Europe
Cynthia Rapp Sandhu, SJC Adjunct Instructor of History and Ethics, was selected to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities faculty institute at the University of Oxford in England for five weeks during the summer of 2014. The focus of this presentation will be the presence and representations of Jews in art, literature, and business in medieval Europe, particularly England.