Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 - 3:26 pm
After significant growth in international student enrollment and our on-going efforts to offer enhanced international student services at Purdue Calumet and diverse educational opportunities overseas, the International Programs Office (IPO) is pleased to welcome three new staff members. The three will specialize in the areas of the English Language Program (ELP), Sponsored Students, and Study Abroad, respectively.
Meet the new faces in IPO:
Jennifer Talley Rogers is our new Assistant Director of the English Language Program (ELP). Jennifer will advise ESL students on academic matters and coordinate various administrative aspects of the ELP. Jennifer comes to us from Kendall College where she served as Writing Support Specialist and Adjunct English instructor. She brings a wealth of experience with the advising and instruction of ESL students. Jennifer holds a Masters degree in English Language and Linguistics and a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin. Jennifer’s position is a newly reconfigured one, replacing Beth Lair and James Darney (our former ELP Advisor/Continuing Lecturers, who left the University for positions in Chicago last summer). Jennifer’s office will be in CLO 243 and she can be reached via phone at 989-4189.
Brenda Casteen is our new Sponsored Student Coordinator. She will work with our growing population of students whose education is sponsored by their home governments. This will include working with admissions, international student advising, and liaising with both academic departments and the governmental agencies. Brenda comes to us from the United Arab Emirates’ Embassy in D.C. where she was an Academic Adviser to UAE sponsored students. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in German and International Relations from Tulane University and a Masters in German from Georgetown. Brenda’s office will be in CLO 176 and she can be reached at 989-2754.
Judy Moore is our new Education Abroad Coordinator. She comes to us from North Georgia College and State University where she served as a Study Abroad Adviser. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Literature with a minor in Marketing from Ohio Northern University and a Masters in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. Judy will advise students seeking overseas study, exchange and other opportunities; work with faculty to develop and implement study abroad programs; and be involved with our intercultural outreach and programming. Judy’s office is in CLO 228 and she can be reached at 989-2861.
Please join us in welcoming Brenda, Jennifer, and Judy to Purdue University Calumet.
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Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 - 2:42 pm
For those students who will be staying in Northwest Indiana during the semester break, IPO Mentors have created an Activities Guide, to help you experience winter fun without having to travel out of town.
During the holiday season, Chicago and Northwest Indiana are bursting with events, performances, and programs for all ages—ice skating, parades, tree lighting festivals, several versions of Christmas stories and musicals, New Year’s Eve parties, and much more.
Find all the information you need to know about seasonal fun and festivities in our 2012/2013 Winter Activities Guide, including ways to celebrate the holidays for free. Click here to access the guide and enjoy your winter semester break!
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Thursday, December 6th, 2012 - 9:45 am
The International Photo Exhibit allowed international students and students who have studied abroad to share their view of the world. A wonderful range of image submissions and interpretations of the “international” theme were submitted to the International Programs Office (IPO). The photos were reviewed by IPO staff members as well as by photography instructor Thomas Roach. The best photos where selected based on technique, quality, and theme. The opening night of the first annual Photo Exhibit was a blast. On Tuesday, November 13th, an estimated 40 students and faculty who love photography attended this successful event organized by the International Programs Office.
“Best in Show”
Title: Warm Sunshine
Location: Split, Croatia.
Photo by Levente Ilyes
“Photo with the Most Votes”
Title: Hungry Birds
Location: Notre-Dame, Paris, France
Photo by Ildiko Balogh
“Participants with the Most Votes”
Location: Indiana Dunes
Photo by Mohammed Alahmed
Location: Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Photo by Parvizsho Aminov
Special Thanks to the participants who have made contribution to the event.
Title: Spectacular Bike Trail
Location: Erie Lackawanna Bike Trail, Indiana
Photo by Phyu Phyu Aung Myint
Location: Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Photo by Hassan Alkhudhair
Title: The Bird’s Nest and the Linglong Tower
Location: Beijing, China
Photo by Jiamin Yan
Location: Seville, Spain
Photo by Tiffany Deaton
Location: Chicago, IL
Photo by Tongan Wang
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Friday, November 9th, 2012 - 3:10 pm
Going Global at Purdue University Calumet
A joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. In celebration of IEW 2012, the International Programs Office (IPO) invites members of the Purdue University Calumet community to expand your horizons and experience culture right here on campus…
Beginning on Monday, November 12th, and continuing on through Thursday, November 15th, we invite the entire campus community to take a tour of the first floor SULB concourse and test your knowledge about the world around you; learn about cultural events on campus, study abroad programs, international students and international student organizations, and have your name written in Arabic and Chinese characters. We’ll have information, games, trivia, prizes, and more! Monday-Thursday, Nov 12-15th, from 11am-2pm (First floor of the library building).
On Tuesday, November 13th, join us for a Special Post-Election Presentation on the 2012 Election Results and Global Relations (Brown Bag) in GYTE 103 at 12:30PM. Political Science Professors Richard Rupp & Meg Rincker will discuss the 2012 election and what the results mean for global relations. It’s a Brown Bag, so feel free to bring your lunch! This event is co-sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha.
Also on Tuesday, at 3:30PM in CLO 310, there will be a Study Abroad Informational Session where students can learn about the benefits of study abroad programs and the many study abroad opportunities available to Purdue University Calumet students.
In addition, at 6:00PM IPO will host a special reception, International Photo Exhibit Opening Night, in CLO 176. You are cordially invited to attend the first showing of photographs taken around the world by Purdue University Calumet students and submitted for IEW 2012. Light refreshments will be served.
On Wednesday, November 14th, IPO will hold two special sessions of World on Wednesday (WOW!): International Students and Staff Share Their Stories. During each WOW! session, international students and staff will share their culture and country with the Purdue University Calumet community through stories about their homeland and their experiences here in America.
The first session will be held at 12:30PM in SULB 301. This will be a WOW! Brown Bag, so feel free to bring your lunch! The second WOW! session will be held (on the same day, Wednesday 11/14) at 5:00PM in SULB 321 and light refreshments will be served.
Finally on Thursday, November 15th, IPO will host a fun and interactive Cultural Fest featuring Language Circles and International Coffee Corner from 5:30 to 7PM in the International Programs Office, CLO 176. Enjoy a special celebration of culture, highlighting different languages, arts, activities, and an assortment of tastes from around the world.
Please join the International Programs Office during IEW 2012 and experience culture by Going Global at Purdue University Calumet.
For more information about the events listed above, please contact Brooke Hewson, International Programs Coordinator, at 219-989-2399 or by email at email@example.com
For information about International Education Week, visit http://iew.state.gov/
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