[Pols-announce] FW: CGIS Events of interest
Pickerel, Linda M.
lpicke at ku.edu
Tue Sep 5 10:41:25 CDT 2017
Forwarding along as some of these may be of interest to POLS students..
From: Duhamel, Jennifer J
Sent: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:13 AM
To: Duhamel, Jennifer J <jduhamel at ku.edu>
Subject: CGIS Events
Please join us for these upcoming events.
Wednesday, September 6, 11:30 am-1:00 pm | Anschutz Library
Every FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month, the KU Office of Diversity and Equity (Provost) offers a space to meet others from across campus, take a break from studies, and build a stronger KU community. The event is catered by Ramen Bowls of Lawrence and will be held on the main floor of the Anschutz library. Free with a current KU ID for faculty, staff, and students.
International Career Series: Peace Corps
Friday, September 8, 12:00-1:00 pm | 318 Bailey Hall
Returned volunteer and KU campus Peace Corps representative, April Matthews, will present general information about Peace Corps and her two year service in Madagascar. Since 1961, more than 200,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in 140 countries, including nearly 1,000 KU alumni. Join us to learn about April's experience! For more information about Peace Corps and its mission, visit www.peacecorps.gov<http://www.peacecorps.gov>. Sponsored by KU's Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Global & International Studies, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, Kansas African Studies Center, Center for Global Business Studies, Office of International Programs, Office of Study Abroad, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and University Career Center.
Internships with International Relations Council (Earn academic credit!)
Deadline: Friday, September 8, 5:00 pm
KU's Global & International Studies Program and the International Relations Council (IRC) have partnered to offer an internship to KU students. The IRC, a 60-year-old nonprofit organization, leads conversations around foreign affairs, global issues, and international relations and their connection to the local community. They work in partnership with businesses, universities, community organizations, and K-12 schools to bring a global perspective to Kansas City. Students may intern in one of the following areas: communications, community, events, global education, marketing, membership, programs and social media/web. Learn more about IRC at irckc.org<http://www.irckc.org>. Visit the internships<http://www.irckc.org/?page=Internships> page for details on specific positions. This is an unpaid internship but students may receive academic credit by enrolling in GIST 495: Global Internship. Requirements: Student must be a junior/senior at KU, enrolled in maximum of 12 credits. The internship will take place in downtown Kansas City, MO (some work may be done remotely) for 10-15 hours per week during fall of 2017 (Sept-Dec).
Apply here: https://global.ku.edu/irc-internship-application
Deadline: Thursday, September 21
Fifteen Global Scholars are selected for this internationally oriented program. It emphasizes intercultural learning and faculty mentored research. Each Global Scholar:
* enrolls in an interdisciplinary seminar with a global focus;
* partners with a faculty mentor to do internationally focused research; and,
* receives a $1,000 scholarship for a KU-approved study abroad program.
This year's seminar will be taught by University Distinguished Professor Town Peterson on Biodiversity and Biodiversity Scholarship Around the World. As seniors, Scholars will present their research at the Global Scholars Research Symposium. Eligibility Requirements: Beginning sophomore year, interest in international studies, minimum 3.5 GPA. Second-year students may apply to either Global Scholars or University Scholars, but not both. (www.globalscholars.ku.edu)
Deadline: Thursday, September 21
Every year, 20 outstanding second-year students from a variety of disciplines are selected to become the new generation of University Scholars. Each University Scholar:
* receives a one-time $1,500 scholarship;
* is connected with a faculty mentor; and
* enrolls in an interdisciplinary seminar taught by a faculty member noted for a distinguished teaching record.
This year, the course will be taught by Distinguished Professor David Roediger, Chairperson of the Department of American Studies, on the topic of Herman Melville's America: Studying Inequality, Literature, and History. The University Scholars Program is now entering its 37th year, and counts over 600 alumni from a variety of disciplines. Eligibility Requirements: Beginning sophomore year, minimum 3.75 GPA. Second-year students may apply to either Global Scholars or University Scholars, but not both. (honors.ku.edu/university-scholars<http://honors.ku.edu/university-scholars>)
Please visit our websites.
Center for Global & International Studies<http://global.ku.edu/>
European Studies <http://european.ku.edu/>
Middle East Studies<https://mes.ku.edu/>
Jennifer J. Duhamel, Outreach Coordinator
Center for Global and International Studies, University of Kansas
1440 Jayhawk Blvd, Rm. 212 Bailey Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045
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