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 1 & 2, 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 Graduation Plaza from 11:00-1:00 and 4:30-5:30 on Tuesday, September 1 and Wednesday, September 2. 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.

October 2, 2015:  South African Peacemaker - Dr. Deon Snyman

Dr. Deon Snyman from South Africa is visiting Farmington as a part of the Peacemaking Program of the Presbyterian Church.  South Africa has struggled to overcome long-term social and economic impacts of apartheid, but progress is slowly being made.  Join us for an opportunity to understand the impact of the conflict and the peace and justice concerns of South Africa.  This event will be held in Room 1908 at 1:00 pm.  South African refreshments will be provided.


October 15, 2015: Tibet Solar Project

Broadening Horizons Lecture Series presents Chris Strouthopoulos talking about his travel study programs to install solar panels in Tibetan villages in 2012 and 2014 and his upcoming program to India in 2016.  The presentation will take place in the Little Theatre and will begin at 7:00 pm.  Admission is FREE. 


October 17, 2015: This May be the Last Time film

The Farmington Cinematheque Series presents This May Be the Last Time, Saturday, October 17, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theatre.

This May Be the Last Time, is a film that traces the heartfelt journey of award-winning filmmaker Sterlin Harjo as he interweaves the tale of a mysterious death in 1962 with the rich history of the powerful hymns that have united Native American communities in times of worship, joy, tragedy and hope. By investigating the stories of these songs, this illuminating film takes us on an epic tour as we travel with the power of the music through Southwest America, slavery in the deep South and as far away as the Scottish Highlands.


November 1-30: International Photo Exhibit

San Juan College student, faculty, and staff photos from around the world will be on display in the Graphic Arts Court during the month of November.  Walk through the exhibit to see the diversity of international experiences represented by our San Juan College community!

November 11, 2015:  Encore Brown Bag Lunch - SJC Travel Study Programs

Each month Encore hosts a brown bag lunch with different guest speakers.  In November, the 2016 travel study leaders will be talking about next summer's SJC study abroad options.  Come hear about how you can travel to Iceland, India, or England with San Juan College!  The presentation will be held in room 1908 from 11:30-12:45. 

November 14, 2015:  International Craft Fair

The First Presbyterian Church in Farmington is hosting an International Craft Fair with items provided by SERRV (, which supports fair trade for artisans throughout the world.  The fair will begin at 9:00 AM on Saturday, November 14 at 865 N. Dustin Ave. 

November 14, 2015:  The Imitation Game film

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary.  They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency,' an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing.  Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, The Imitation Game follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. (

Come to the Little Theatre on Saturday, November 14 at 7:00 pm for a FREE showing of the Academy Award-winning film, The Imitation Game.  


November 14-20, 2015:  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:

  • Try food from around the world as Mary's Kitchen will be featuring a different international food dish for lunch at the international station inspired by the 2016 SJC travel study destinations!
  • See the movie, The Imitation Game, for FREE!
  • Check out photos from around the world by SJC faculty and staff in the Graphic Arts Court!
  • Sign up for a passport application appointment!
  • Learn about the 2016 travel study programs to England, Iceland, and India at the Travel Study Fair and Travel Study Information Sessions! 
  • Pin your international travels on a map during the Travel Study Fair!
  • Dress up in your favorite clothing from a foreign country for International Clothing Day!
  • Join a new Global Studies Student Club!


January 26 & 27, 2016: 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). 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. 

February 6, 2016:  Kumiko the Treasure Hunter film

The Farmington Cinematheque Series presents Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, Saturday, February 6, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theatre.

In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she’s mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she’s seen in the movies.  

Tickets are $5. This film is unrated.  For tickets or further information, call the San Juan College Box Office at 566-3430.

February 8, 2016: Chinese New Year Celebration

Student Activities will be hosting a Chinese New Year Celebration in the Student Activities Lounge.  Mary's Kitchen will also be featuring Chinese food for lunch!

February 9, 2016:  Mardi Gras/Carnival Celebration

Mardi Gras is not just celebrated in New Orleans!  Come to the Student Lounge outside of the Student Activities Office 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 9, 2016:  Global Studies Student Club Organizational Meeting

Are you interested in different places and cultures?  Come to the founding Global Studies Club meeting to learn about how YOU can be involved in on-campus programming to bring the world to San Juan College!  The meeting will be in room 1852 from 1:00-2:15 on Tuesday, February 9.  For more information, contact Dr. Kelly Robison or Dr. Don Hyder.

March 2016: World Wildlife Photo Exhibit

March 3, 2016 is World Wildlife Day.  In observance of the diversity of species around the world that are threatened, the Global Studies Committee will present a photo exhibit in the Graphic Arts Court throughout the month of March to highlight local and global endangered species.

March 2016: The Diary of Anne Frank


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