Global Studies Events

February 6, 2014:  Peace Corps Recruiter

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime.  Join us at one of these information sessions to learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.  On Thursday, February 6, a Peace Corps Recruiter will be giving presentations at the following locations:

  • San Juan College in room 1908 from 11:30-12:45
  • Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington from 6:00-7:30 pm. 

For more information, visit http://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/learn/meet/events/9021/ or call the Office of Global Studies at 505-566-3525.

February 12-14, 2014:  Passport Days

The Farmington post office reserved appointments for members of the San Juan College community (faculty, staff, and students) to submit their passport applications. All appointments have been filled!  Congratulations to the 27 SJC students, faculty, and staff who are one step closer to having a passport!

If you are interested in applying for a passport, visit:  http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/new.html or pick up a paper copy of the application at a U.S. post office. You can call the Farmington Post Office at 505-324-3055 to make an appointment to process your application.

February 20, 2014:  "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" movie

Global Studies and Student Activities are co-sponsoring two screenings of the 2013 movie, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" at 2:00 and 6:00 pm in the San Juan College Henderson Performance Hall.  A discussion with a Peace Corps Volunteer who lived in South Africa will follow the 2:00 screening.  The movie is FREE and open to all members of the community.   

 

February 22, 2014:  Phillippines Benefit Concert

Psych/Psi Beta and Club Associated Student are sponsoring a benefit concert for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan on Saturday, February 22 from 5:00-10:00 pm in the Performance Hall.  General admission is $10; Children 6-12 is $5; Children 5 and under are Free.  Proceeds will go to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillippines through the American Red Cross. 

February 26, 2014:  Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Panel Presentation

San Juan College is fortunate to have several Returned Peace Corps Volunteers as members of the college faculty!  Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Come to this panel presentation to hear about the different experiences that San Juan College faculty and community members have had as Peace Corps Volunteers.  The presentation will take place Wednesday, February 26 from 4:00-5:30 in room 1908.  Refreshments will be provided.

February 27, 2014: Carlos Nunez Concert

Carlos Nunez is Spain’s most revered artist and is undisputed as the tradition’s greatest piper. A true rock star on his signature instrument, the gaita or Galician bagpipes, he also shows off his talents on the pennywhistle, ocarina, Jew’s harp, tin whistle and flute in his wildly entertaining show. The concert will be held in the Performance Hall from 7:00-9:00 pm on Thursday, February 27. Tickets: $18 Adults, $15 Students, $12 Seniors, $10 Children 12 & Under. Tickets are available by calling the San Juan College Box Office at 505-566-3430.

March 4, 2014:  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, March 4 from 1:00-3:00 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!

April 7, 2014:  Fulbright Workshop for Faculty and Students

San Juan College is hosting a regional workshop for faculty and students interested in applying for a Fulbright grant to study or teach abroad.  For information about Fulbright opportunities, visit http://www.iie.org/fulbright/ or http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.  The program is sponsored by a grant from the New Mexico Chapter of the Fulbright Association and the U.S. Department of State. 

11:30 am - 12:45 pm Luncheon
Welcome and Introductions - Lisa Wilson, AVP for Learning, San Juan College
Presentations by Fulbright recipients - Dr. J. Kelly Robison, Professor of History, San Juan College

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Simultaneous Workshops
Workshop 1: Student Fulbright Applications
Workshop 2: Faculty/Professional Fulbright Applications

Both the luncheon and the workshops are free, but registration is required. To register for the lunch and/or workshop, please complete the online registration form.  The deadline to register is April 1.   

May 8, 2014:  Fulbright Scholar Global Teaching English as a Foreign Language Award Webinar

Learn more about the TEFL Fulbright Program! Fulbright offers faculty the opportunity to teach and work in foreign countries around the world. The webinar will be hosted in the CTX from 9:00-10:00 AM.

Global Studies
Room 1624C
505-566-3525 or global@sanjuancollege.edu