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E‐Newsletter • January 13, 2010 • A Publication of the University Office of Global Programs Featured Article What is the U.S. Census and why is it important? Ardeth and Norman Frisbey International Student Awards application available—You could receive $1,000! Mandatory insurance announcement for all international students International Opportunities Abundant at Penn State Table of Contents U.S. Census Bureau Prepares for 2010 Survey 3 Penn State Law LL.M. Program Launches Enhanced Optional Fields of Study 4 International Opportunities 5 Photo of the Week 6 Information for International Students 7 Announcements from Education Abroad 8 Volunteer Opportunities 9 Newsletter Editorial Staff Janet Haner (email@example.com) Public Relations Coordinator Brittany Reutzel (firstname.lastname@example.org) Program Coordinator Assistant Tia Trueblood (email@example.com) Program Coordinator Contact Us Follow Us Directorate of Global Relations and Promotion Twitter: UOGPNews or IntlStudentAdv University Office of Global Programs Facebook: Penn State UOGP 410 Boucke Building University Park, PA 16802 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 814‐865‐9868 Fax: 814‐863‐7039 Web site: www.global.psu.edu The opinions expressed in articles and advertising are not necessarily of those of The Global Lion personnel or University Office of Global Programs staff. The Global Lion January 13, 2010 Page 2 U.S. Census Bureau Prepares for 2010 Survey By Sadie Bertier At the begin‐ received in the mail are typi‐ guages: English, Spanish, Chi‐ ning of every cally available at a location nese, Korean, Vietnamese, and decade, the U.S. within the community. Russian. English/Spanish forms Census Bureau For those who do not com‐ will be mailed to areas with sends a survey plete the survey or do not re‐ high numbers of Hispanic resi‐ to all people ceive one, a replacement form dents. Language guides will be living in America will be sent in the mail. If a per‐ available in 59 languages upon in an effort to determine popu‐ son still fails to fill out the form, request. lation totals and establish just a census taker will make a per‐ For those that do not have a representation in Congress. sonal visit to their residence. permanent residence, such as The census, which is re‐ Aside from equal represen‐ college students, the form will quired by the Constitution, tation in Congress, the census be sent to the primary resi‐ counts the number and location also decides how much funding dence. For those experiencing of inhabitants within U.S. bor‐ goes to non‐federal govern‐ some form of displacement or ders. The forms will be mailed ments and affects issues such as lack of permanent residence, in March 2010 and all people public health, education, and the survey can be completed at are required to fill out the form. transportation. a service‐based location, such Currently, the Census Bureau Since many residents are as a homeless shelter or a soup has not made the census form not fluent in English, the census kitchen through the Service obtainable online. Forms not will be available in six lan‐ Based Enumeration operation. 10 Questions, 10 Minutes to Complete With one of the shortest questionnaires in education, housing, jobs and more—are now history, the 2010 Census asks for name, gen‐ covered in the American Community Survey der, age, race, ethnicity, relationship, and which is conducted every year and replaces the whether you own or rent your home. It takes Census 2000 long‐form questionnaire. only about 10 minutes for the average house‐ Reponses to the 2010 Census questionnaire hold to complete. The U.S. Census does not ask are required by law. All responses are used for about the legal status of respondents in any of statistical purposes only and all are strictly con‐ its surveys and census programs. Questions fidential. For more information, visit about how we live as a nation—our diversity, www.2010.census.gov or call 1‐866‐872‐6868. Taken from Census 2010: It’s in Our Hands by Richard Buck, U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Specialist The Global Lion January 13, 2010 Page 3 Penn State Law LL.M. Program Launches Enhanced Optional Fields of Study New specialized fields of relationship between the Law study announced by the Penn School and Penn State’s School State Law School (www.law.psu. of International Affairs edu) provide international (www.sia.psu.edu), directed by graduate students with the op‐ Penn State Law Professor Tiyan‐ portunity to both gain general jana Maluwa, an internationally skills in navigating the American acclaimed human rights scholar legal system and in the area of who served as the first counsel international law. The three to the African Union and later as fields of study—business law; counsel to the U.N. High Com‐ arbitration, mediation and nego‐ missioner for Human Rights. Ad‐ tiation; and international and ditional School of International transnational law—tap into the Affairs faculty include former Law School’s longstanding areas ambassadors to Thailand, Peru, of global recognition and feature Mozambique, and Cambodia; a world renowned scholars. former Under Secretary General “For more than forty years, of the United Nations who students from around the world served as Executive Director of have been coming to our master UNSCOM; the world’s preemi‐ Professor Karen Bysiewicz, director of the Law School's graduate and interna‐ of laws program,” said Dean Phil nent scholar of the law of Russia tional programs, working with some McConnaughay. “Our LL.M. can‐ and public international law; the LL.M. students didates may choose freely from former science adviser to the among all of the classes the Law U.S. Secretary of State; the for‐ practice as an international legal School offers. They also may mer senior director for Middle expert.” take advantage of the out‐ East affairs at the National Secu‐ Professor Bysiewicz stressed standing opportunities afforded rity Council; and others. that students are assigned a sen‐ by our specialized fields of study. “The substance of our LL.M. ior‐level advisor, J.D. candidate All of our curriculum features program has not changed,” said mentors, and even have the re‐ cutting‐edge study.” Dean Karen Bysiewicz, director of the sources of an applied linguistics McConnaughay emphasized that Law School's graduate and inter‐ expert available to improve lan‐ the LL.M. program is designed to national programs. “Our goal guage skills. “Our emphasis is on make graduates more effective continues to be to augment the graduating students with the in the global marketplace. abilities and skills students bring confidence to practice anywhere The new specialized fields of into the program with the capac‐ in the world.” study capitalize on the strong ity to analyze, communicate, and The Penn State Law LL.M. program is a 24‐credit, one academic year course of study open to indi‐ viduals who hold a degree in law from an accredited institution outside of the United States. The Global Lion January 13, 2010 Page 4 International Opportunities International Coffee Hour International Student Council cycles of life, and connection to Join the University Office of The International Student Coun‐ nature. Located at the HUB Gal‐ Global Programs every Thurs‐ cil (ISC) is a representative or‐ lery from January 15 to March 3. day afternoon from 3:30 to 5:00 ganization for all international Admission is free. PM in 410 Boucke Building for students at Penn State, advocat‐ complimentary coffee, tea, and ing international student needs Capucon‐Angelich Trio chat. Make new friends and lis‐ and promoting intercultural un‐ The Capuçon‐Angelich Trio ten to music from around the derstanding. ISC welcomes all unites the French duo of violinist world. Be sure to join us on international and domestic stu‐ Renaud Capuçon and cellist Gau‐ January 21 for a Turkish themed dents to participate in meetings tier Capuçon with American‐ coffee hour. and events. Take part in their born pianist Nicholas Angelich. Dinner Party event at India Pavil‐ The piano trio’s program fea‐ Peace Corps Information ion on January 21 at 6:00 PM. tures Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sessions Confirm you seat at http:// Kakadu Variations, Dmitri Learn how you can use your www.facebook.com/event.php? Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 skills to help others worldwide. eid=236397823690&ref=ts or by in E, and Johannes Brahms’ Pi‐ You’ll have the experience of a emailing Nicole O’Block at ano Trio No. 2 in C Major. Tues‐ lifetime becoming a member of email@example.com. day, January 26 from 7:30‐10:00 a host community in a develop‐ PM in Schwab Auditorium. ing part of the world. Sessions International Student take place the first Tuesday of Organizations African Book Project every month: February 2, Are you interested in learning Students in Penn State’s College March 2, April 6, and May 4, about Japanese culture? Penn of Education are taking part in starting at 6:30 PM in the Bank State has a club for that. Are you an international cause aimed at of America Career Services Cen‐ interested in learning Kreyol? improving literacy of students in ter. Visit: www.peacecorps.gov Penn State has a club for that Swaziland. African Book Project for more information or contact too! At Penn State there are Inc. (www.africanbookproject. your on‐campus recruiter at over 40 internationally themed org) collects used books from firstname.lastname@example.org. clubs. Search them at http:// schools, universities, libraries www.sa.psu.edu/usa/ and other American institutions GSA C.A.F.E. International Film studentactivities/search.asp. for distribution in less‐developed Series countries. A book collection box The Graduate Student Associa‐ To‐Tien Series is located in the Office of Cur‐ tion invites you to join them at Howard Tran explores the Viet‐ riculum and Instructions Field the Critically Acclaimed Film namese/Chinese philosopher Experiences, 173A Chambers Series (C.A.F.E.) every Thursday that is influenced by Buddhism, Building, on the University Park at 8:00 PM in 112 Kern , which Confucianism, and Taoism in his campus. For more information features films from around the To‐Tien sculpture series. The ex‐ visit: www.facebook.com/ world. For more information hibit stresses the ideas of sim‐ group.php?gid=164631296331. visit: http://gsa.psu.edu. plicity, worship of ancestors, the The Global Lion January 13, 2010 Page 5 Green Gypsy Float by Diana Zahuranec An elaborate, moving float during one of Europe's most famous Carnevale street parades in Viareggio, Italy. The Global Lion Photo of the Week features photographs taken by international and American students. These photos are taken abroad and inside the U.S. To submit a photo to be featured as Photo of the Week, email Events@ip.psu.edu with subject heading: photo of the week. The Global Lion January 13, 2010 Page 6 Information for International Students Creative Writing Group for you will be matched with an act as a friend. This program is International Women and upper‐class international stu‐ available to both undergradu‐ Wives of Penn State Students dent of the same nationality ate and graduate students. For Join the Creative Writing Group and/or field of study. This men‐ more information contact pro‐ every Thursday from 11:00 AM tor will be a resource to help gram coordinator assistant, to 12:00 noon at the White you with questions and con‐ Brittany Reutzel at bmr199@ip. Course Apartments’ Weston cerns, share experiences, and psu.edu Community Center, Room 117. This group offers you the op‐ portunity to practice writing and speaking English. For more information contact psucw‐ email@example.com Ardeth and Norman Frisbey International Student Awards Are you an international stu‐ dent who has contributed to international understanding at Penn State? You could be awarded $1,000. Apply for one of three Ardeth and Norman Frisbey International Student Awards online at http:// www.global.psu.edu/about/ award_frisbey.cfm. Application deadline is February 9, 2010. International Peer Mentor Program Are you a new international stu‐ dent at Penn State? Sign up for the International Peer Mentor Program. This program is de‐ signed to ease the transition of new international students to life and academics at Penn State. Through this program The Global Lion January 13, 2010 Page 7 Education Abroad News Another Key to the Dream study abroad participation and up a video conference, contact “Education Abroad toward their overall development. Panel Kristin Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org. Intercultural Understanding and members will provide facts about Study Abroad 101 is held the first Harmony. Are Some Students Penn State Education Abroad as Wednesday of every month in Missing Out?” well as national and Penn State the Global Programs Lounge and Open Doors reported in 2008 statistics of students who engage is available upon request for that only 3.8 percent of students in study abroad programs or class/student group presenta‐ who studied abroad were African learn foreign languages. The con‐ tions: www.international.psu. ‐American, 6.05 percent were versation will transition into the e d u / e a / s t u d y a b r o a d _ 1 0 1 _ Hispanic, and 6.7 percent were effects low participation has on form.html. Asian/Pacific Islander, while 81.9 minority students. Suggestions on percent were Caucasian. Students increasing minority student par‐ Next Steps: Education Abroad cheerfully share testimonies ticipation in study abroad will be Application Q&A, Fall & Summer about life‐changing events they offered, and the program will 2010 experienced while overseas and close with encouragement for If you’ve already decided on a how the memories positively im‐ students to participate in study study abroad program, are ready pact their lives. Unfortunately, abroad programs. to apply, or have already begun minority students are missing out your application, join the Univer‐ on such experiences as well as Study Abroad 101 sity Office of Global Programs for the academic, social, and profes‐ The University Office of Global this Q & A session about study sional development enhanced by Programs invites you to attend abroad in summer and fall 2010 living aboard. The University Of‐ Study Abroad 101, an informative on Wednesday, January 13 from fice of Global Programs and the peer‐to‐peer presentation on the 12:00 to 1:00 PM in the Global Africana Research Center invites basics of study abroad on Programs Lounge, 410 Boucke faculty, students, student affairs Wednesday, January 13 from Building. professionals, and administrative 4:30 to 5:15 PM in the Global staff to join the conversation as Programs Lounge, 410 Boucke Upcoming Deadlines for Study we analyze and discuss how the Building. This program will focus Abroad lack of study abroad participation on program types and duration, Fall/Academic Year 2010‐11: affects minority student develop‐ types of courses available, hous‐ January 20, 2010; Summer ment educationally, profession‐ ing opportunities, financial aid 2010*: February 1, 2010; Spring ally, and globally on Tuesday, and program costs, application 2011: April 1, 2010 January 19 from 11:30 AM to and advising process, access to 12:15 PM in Heritage Hall, the the Education Abroad Resource *Summer deadlines vary. Please see HUB. The program opens with a Room, and the UOGP Web site. www.international.psu.edu/ea for panel discussion of how minority This session is also available details. students are affected by low through video conference. To set The Global Lion January 13, 2010 Page 8 Volunteer Opportunities International Children’s 209 HUB or email Mike at day of service will be in Heritage Festival email@example.com. Hall, the HUB, where volunteers Donate your time to promote will receive a free breakfast, t‐ international understanding at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of shirt, and lunch. Make your day the International Children’s Fes‐ Service off a day ON by giving back to tival on Saturday, April 24. Vol‐ Join other Penn State students in your community while meeting unteers are needed to help with volunteering for the Martin Lu‐ new people. Pre‐register at set up, clean up, staffing craft ther King, Jr. Day of Service on www.volunteer.psu.edu/mlk. tables, and making finger foods. January 18! Registration for the To volunteer at this event, con‐ tact Merrill David at globalcon‐ firstname.lastname@example.org. How to post information Women’s History Month March is Women’s History in The Global Lion: Month and you can get involved To post information about volunteer opportunities, club meet‐ by making posters about women ings, upcoming events or other programs, email program coor‐ from around the world to put on dinator assistant, Brittany Reutzel at email@example.com. display in Boucke Building. Email program coordinator assistant, Brittany Reutzel at bmr199@ip. psu.edu for more information. Fresh START 2010 Day of Service Want to get involved in leader‐ ship and services at Penn State? Then pick up a 2010 Fresh START Team Leader Application in 209 HUB. Join Penn State’s largest day of service for first year stu‐ dents. Get rooted in service! For more information please stop by This publication is available in alternative media on request. Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the University Office of Global Programs at 814-865 -7681 in advance of your participation or visit. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. U.Ed. OGP .10-55 1/10 The Global Lion January 13, 2010 Page 9