International Education Week 2020

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International Education Week
 is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.  The Office of International Programs leads the event in cooperation with our five colleges.

Each year the Alamo Colleges participate in International Education Week in an effort to celebrate diversity, increase awareness of international learning experience benefits, and to continue advancing the mission of globalizing the Alamo Colleges.

Join us, as we bring internationalization home and build on the global competencies of our students and community.

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Events By Date
 
Mon. Nov. 16, 2020 Tues. Nov. 17, 2020 Wed. Nov. 18, 2020
Thurs. Nov. 19, 2020 Fri. Nov. 20, 2020


Monday, November 16, 2020

International Education Week 2020 Photo Contest

Deadline to submit:

November 20th, 5 pm

International Education Week is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of international education, study abroad, and exchange programs worldwide. International education has several benefits such as expanding cultural understanding, meeting new people, and gaining global perspectives. International education experiences can also be daunting and difficult to navigate.

Submit a photo and a short description (150-250 words) about the experience you had visiting, studying, or living in a country that impacted your life and changed your worldview.

Deadline to submit is November 20th at 5 pm. Must be a current NVC Student. 

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Frida Khalo Museum

by Dr. Lori Rodriguez and Professor Magdalena Yznaga

Time:

1:00 PM -2:00 PM

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Join us for an hour-long Virtual Tour of The Frida Kahlo Museum. The Blue House, which is known for the structure's cobalt-blue walls; it is a historic house museum and art museum dedicated to the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. This museum is a highlight of the Mexico Study Abroad program.

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Spain Culture & Art:

Exploring Cultural Differences
by Dr. Pilar Damron and Professor Lloyd Walsh

Time:

3:00 PM -4:00 PM

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

San Antonio to Spain and experiential learning: A presentation of Spanish and American cultures and customs. Topics will include comparisons of cultural experiences through: time, family, food, Art history, and the Study Abroad experience of Alamo Colleges students in Spain.

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International Education Week Kickoff

Time:

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

International Education Week is an annual initiative to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. The following are events during the International Education Week Kickoff:

Welcome by Chancellor Mike Flores and Alejandra Bueno, International Programs Executive Director. We will recognize the winners of the Faculty, Staff, and Community for the Outstanding Efforts in Internationalization Awards.

View the virtual signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Alamo Colleges District and Universidad Technológica de Metropolitana de Aguascalientes with Chancellor Flores, Alejandra Bueno, International Programs Executive Director, Dr. Jorge Guillen Muñoz, UTMA President, Professor Jaime Damian García, UTMA Academic Director, and Professor María Cristina Niño de la Selva, UTMA Vice President of Academic Success. The MOU is an agreement between the two institutions for future collaboration.

Included will be an open conversation with Mexican General Consul, Ruben Minutti, and Chancellor Flores on collaboration with Alamo Colleges District, Mexican history, cultural links, trade, and commerce.

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Acropolis Tour in Greece

by Professor Michelle Hill

Time:

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Join us for an hour-long Virtual Tour of the Acropolis monuments. The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. This is a site visit during the Greece Study Abroad Program.

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Zumba

by Ms. Sophia Sagaldo, Zumba Coach

 

Time:

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Join us for a one-hour session of real-time virtual Zumba sessions with certified Zumba coach, Sophia Salgado.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Introduction to the Colonial History and the  Folk Arts and Crafts of India

by Professor Tanvi Jain

 

Time:

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM  

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

The presentation takes into account the repurposing of materials and objects in art with a special focus on Indian art, by discussing the use of unconventional materials, especially 'found' 'everyday' objects and materials. The presentation focuses on the use of waste/trash in contemporary Indian art.

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Student Panel Discussion: COVID, Education, and Culture with Alamo Colleges District and CASA San Antonio Mexico and University of Incarnate Word Mexico

 

Time:

9:00 AM

 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

You're invited to join us in a student panel discussion on international business, education, COVID, presidential elections, and culture. The panel will consist of students and staff from Alamo Colleges, Casa San Antonio, and the University of Incarnate Word Mexico.

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Study Abroad and Career Services

by Gilbert Palomo

 

Time:

10:00  AM – 11:00  AM

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

With higher education shifting its brick and mortar operations to remote and online learning, what will happen to study abroad opportunities? This presentation discusses study abroad, the impact covid-19 has had on its success, and how important study abroad opportunities are for successful career development.

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Acropolis Tour in Greece

by Professor Michelle Hill

Time: 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Join us for an hour-long Virtual Tour of the Acropolis monuments. The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. This is a site visit during the Greece Study Abroad Program.

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Between Neighbors: Alamo Global Student Distinction:

by Isabel Breuer, International Programs Coordinator, Dr. Homer Guevara, NVC Faculty and Edmundo Vallejo, CEO for GE LATAM

Time:

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Join us for the debut of the Alamo Global Student Distinction Program. In this session, Edmundo Vallejo, a former CEO for General Electric LATAM, will share a few reflections on what unites us in an interconnected world.

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International Cuisine - Cooking Piroshki

 

Time:

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Audience:  Faculty, Staff, Students

Come join us to learn how to make Piroshkis. Pirozhkis are Russian and Ukrainian baked or fried yeast-leavened boat-shaped buns with a variety of fillings. Pirozhkis are popular street food and comfort food in Russia.

List of ingredients: Piroshki Servings: 24 - 1 pound cream cheese, softened; 1 pound butter, softened; 4 cups flour; Filling: 6 tablespoons butter; 4 cups fresh mushrooms, finely chopped; 2 each small onion, minced; 12 ounces lean ground pork; 2 teaspoons salt; 1/2 teaspoon black pepper; 6 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped; 4 tablespoons tomato paste; 4 tablespoons dry sherry; 2/3 cup sour cream;

Pastry: Combine cream cheese and butter; mix well. Add flour and mix thoroughly. Form into 4 balls, wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Filling: In a large frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons butter over moderately high heat. Add mushrooms and onion, sauté, stirring, for about 1/2 minute. Remove mixture; set aside. In the same pan, heat I tablespoon butter, add pork; brown quickly. Drain off liquid and discard. Add salt, pepper, dill, tomato paste, and sherry; simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms and simmer another few minutes. Remove from heat, stir in sour cream and mix well. Chill for 2 to 3 hours. Assembly: Roll out the chilled dough. Cut into 2-inch circles. Place 1 tablespoon chilled filling in each circle and fold over to close. Seal edges with tines of a fork. Place piroshkis on an ungreased baking sheet; bake in a 350F oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until light golden brown. Let stand for a few minutes before serving. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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International Education Week Cooking Demonstration

 

Time:

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Audience: Palo Alto College Students

Join as we learn to make hummus, a traditional Greek food. Pick either traditional, red pepper, or dessert style hummus. You can also choose to eat it with carrot sticks, pita chips, or pretzels.

The first 40 students to RSVP by Friday, November 6th will have all ingredients delivered to their homes FREE via HEB delivery.

* RSVP here starting November 2nd:

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Please note that depending on your address, curbside might be the only option. (Ex - Poteet, Von Ormy, Jourdanton, etc.)

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If RSVP spots are full and you would still like to join us, these are the needed ingredients:

1 (15 ounces) can garbanzo beans
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
sesame oil OR tahini
1 clove garlic (for savory hummus)
½ teaspoon ground cumin (for savory hummus) Carrot sticks, pita chips/bread, or pretzels

The PAC Student Activity Fee sponsors this event.
For questions e-mail Morgan Sanchez at msanchez588@alamo.edu

 

Tempo Tuesday -

Martial Arts Edition (Brazil & Japan)

Time:

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Join us for a martial arts demonstration by Tony Longoria and Yoga, stretching, meditation, and exercise techniques by Timothy Castillo!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Career Conversations:

Marketable skills for Global (Global and Local) Internship and Career Opportunities

 

Time:

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Industry experts will serve as panelists to guide students through the tangible skills they will need to procure internship and employment opportunities with international and local organizations.

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National Anthropology Museum Virtual Tour Mexico City

by Professor Magdalena Yznaga

Time:

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Considered one of the world's most comprehensive natural history museums, this famous institution houses four square kilometers of exhibits in 23 exhibition halls. Come with us on this virtual tour of the best museum in Mexico. This museum is a highlight of the Mexico Study Abroad program.

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Ukiyo-e: Japanese Woodcut Demonstration

by Professor Sabra Booth 

Time:

12:00 PM -1:00 PM

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Students are encouraged to attend a demonstration on printing a carved woodcut using the traditional printing techniques of Edo Period, 19th Century Japanese Artists. Students partake during the Japan Study Abroad Program in this activity.

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Climate Change:

International Impact

by Professor Dr. Nava-Fischer

Time:

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us for a conversation on the topic of climate change and its impact, especially on coastal and major cities, and how it affects human beings around the world.

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Virtual Tour of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican

by Professor Rebecca Dietz and Professor Irene Young

 

Time:

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Experience the history and majesty of Rome first-hand, as we stroll through St. Peter’s Basilica, built on the site of St. Peter’s tomb in 67AD, and restored to splendor in the Renaissance period. Afterwards, we will enter the Vatican to explore the art and history of the Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel. These locations are a highlight of the Italy Study Abroad program.

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Origami Demonstration

by Professor Sensei Kawabe

Time:

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Students can join Professor Kawabe to learn the art of Origami.

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GENIE 101

by Mrs. Patricia Ferguson, International Programs Coordinator

 

Time:

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

GENIE 101 is an information session provided by the Office of International Programs to introduce The Global Engagement Network for International Education (GENIE). This session will provide information on how faculty, staff, and students can join GENIE and be part of creating a culture of inclusivity and diversity at the Alamo Colleges and our community by recognizing, accepting, and celebrating diverse cultures and identities.

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Building Partnerships Abroad

by Professor Dr. Jose Moreno

Time:

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Audience: Faculty

Faculty are invited to learn how to collaborate with an overseas higher education institution. Join Dr. Moreno on a discussion on how to build sustaining partnerships.

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Zumba

by Ms. Sophia Sagaldo, Zumba Coach

 

Time:

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Join us for a one-hour session of real-time virtual Zumba sessions with certified Zumba coach, Sophia Salgado.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Poetry and Peace:
by Padrig O' Tuama

Time:

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Poet and theologian Pádraig brings interests in language, violence, and religion to his work. He brings art and theology into public and civic life. Pádraig travels widely, lecturing and leading retreats, and he publishes both poetry and prose. Currently, he is the host of Poetry Unbound. He will be engaging in a poetry reading of selected works about identity and storytelling.

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Public Service Institute:

Teaching in the UK and a Comparison in the Education Field

by Professor Dr. Michele Maldonado, Advisor Ofelia Garcia, ANGLO Educational Services CEO Leslie Zweigman, and Beth Scoble, Internship Manager.

Time:

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

During this virtual session, panelists will discuss the importance of Educators in the UK; acquiring global teaching skills; how to teach abroad; public service field in the UK, and a comparison in the education field with the US. This event will be available for all faculty and students at ACD.

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Tenth Annual America Recycles Day Fashion Show

 

Time:
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Join us as we share upcycled fashion. Special attention will be placed on the effects of fashion on the environment and how countries like Spain, India, and Australia have creatively repurposed clothing to make a more sustainable world. Door prizes include Goodwill gift cards and CPS Eco-friendly Energy kits. Sponsored by the S.H.A.R.E. Center, PAC Cosmetology Department, and Viva Verde Committee, with additional support from Goodwill Industries and CPS Energy.

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Teotihuacan Virtual Tour

by Professor Dr. Lori Rodriguez

Time:

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Join us to tour the mysterious Teotihuacan, which is a vast Mexican archaeological complex northeast of Mexico City. Running down the middle of the site, which was once a flourishing pre-Columbian city, is the Avenue of the Dead. It links the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun, the latter two with panoramic views from their summits. This is a site visit during the Mexico Study Abroad program.

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COIL 101

by Ms. LaTanya Kurney, International Programs Coordinator

Time:

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Audience: Faculty

COIL 101 is an information session provided by the Office of International Programs to introduce faculty to one methodology for implementing virtual exchanges. COIL, or Collaborative Online International Learning, was developed by the State University of New York (SUNY) and is the selected modality for virtual exchanges for the Alamo Colleges District.

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Salamanca, Spain

By Ofelia B. Garcia-NLC Interim Team Lead for Advising; Lindsey R. Hollin-NLC Adjunct Faculty for Criminal Justice

 

Time:

3:00 PM -4:00 PM

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Be amazed and learn about the ancient university town of Salamanca, Spain. Be prepare to be impressed with the rich history and influence of ancient tribes, Celts, Carthaginians, Moors, Visigoths, and the Romans. Located north-west of Madrid, Salamanca is a World Heritage site, founded in 1218 the University of Salamanca is one of the oldest universities in Europe and celebrated 800-year anniversary in 2018. One of Spain's prized possession exhibits the splendor of the Golden Age, Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance, and Baroque monuments. Learn how the origins of the Spanish language are rooted in Celtic, Arabic, and Latin influence. A golden nugget that should draw you to Spain.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

International State of Healthcare

by LaTanya Kurney

Time:

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

The International State of Healthcare Administration: A Binational Perspective is a joint webinar with JIS College of Engineering in Kolkata, India in partnership with the International Institute of Nursing and Research (IINR) and the International Institute of Hospital Management and Allied Health Sciences (IHMAHS) in collaboration with Alamo Colleges District. The purpose of the webinar is to hold an engaging, non-partisan discussion regarding the healthcare needs of people.

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Learning Beyond the Classroom: South Korea 

by Dr. Moreno and Alfonso Cantu 

Time:

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Virtual tour of the following sites: The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a region on the Korean peninsula that demarcates North Korea from South Korea.

The War Memorial of Korea exhibits and preserve materials related to the Korean War and serves as a national moral educational venue.

Insa-dong Street is one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul and represents the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. Stores in Insa-dong specialize in a wide variety of goods, which can only be purchased or appreciated in Korea: hanbok (traditional clothing), hanji (traditional paper), traditional teas, pottery, and folk crafts.

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The Importance of Global Learning in Today’s Society

By Dr. Dawn Michele Whitehead

Time:

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Audience: Faculty

To celebrate diversity, increase awareness of global learning experience benefits, and continue to advance our mission of creating global citizens, we have invited Dr. Dawn Whitehead, Vice President of the Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). She will present a deeper understanding of what it means to be global in these pandemic times. Through the presentations, faculty and staff will gain insight into global education's importance and the correlations to the DEI and student success. This address will provide a fresh perspective and a framework on DEI utilizing a global lens.

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Science and Technology Institute

Dialogue highlighting opportunities to study science in Europe

by Professor Brad Chandler at Palo Alto College and Dean Aine Kelly, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Science Education at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland

Time:

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Join us for a conversation with Professor Áine Kelly, the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Science Education at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Kelly is a Physiologist, Professor, and Administrator at Trinity College, she will share her insights regarding opportunities for women and men in the sciences and studying in Europe.

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Virtual Tour of The Louvre Museum

by Professor Suzanna Borawski

Time:

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

This session will provide students a 360-degree tour of the world-famous Louvre Museum. You will discover amazing works by the likes of Delacroix, DaVinci, Rembrandt, and more!

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Global Education & the AAC&U VALUE Rubric

Time:

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Audience: Faculty

The 1-hour breakout session will align with this year’s focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Faculty in attendance will participate in an interactive presentation on internationalizing your curriculum and the AAC&U Global Learning VALUE rubric. By sharing the research, Dr. Whitehead will provide a unique perspective on infusing global perspectives in the classroom.

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Registration is available through Alamo Talent.

Study Abroad 10 Year Anniversary Celebration Video

by Alejandra Bueno, Maria Rivera, and Alicia Ramirez

Time:

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

You are invited to join us to recap and celebrate a decade of stories, unforgettable memories, and life-changing experiences from Alamo Colleges Study Abroad Alumni.

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