International student services will be hosting their annual International Student Graduation Reception on Friday, May 2, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Shiley Hall third floor atrium. Faculty and staff who worked closely with international students who are graduating are welcome to join in the celebration. Questions can be directed to Krista Kennedy or Gwen Sandford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University’s Presidential Ad Hoc Committee on the Philippines will present Tulungan: Pilots for the Philippines, from Sunday, March 23 to Saturday, March 29. The week’s activities are meant to support and raise awareness about the Philippines as we extend our heads, our hearts, and our hands to recovery after Typhoon Haiyan. Activities will include:
Sunday, March 23: Mass for the third Sunday of Lent, with special prayers for the Philippines, 10:30 a.m., Chapel of Christ the Teacher. After-Mass Social outside of the Chapel, with coffee and donuts hosted by Campus Ministry.
Monday, March 24: Filipino film The Debut about struggling to be true to your culture, family, and beliefs, 7:15-9 p.m., Holy Cross Lounge (Franz Hall third floor). Free and open to the public. Refreshments and film raffle and hosted by the Garaventa Center.
Tuesday, March 25: Panel: “Disastrous Consequences: Ecology, Economics and Relief after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines,” 6-8 p.m., Buckley Center room 163. Panel includes Krista Kennedy, international student services, as moderator; Kenneth Crebillo, Ted Eckmann, Patricia Cox, nursing, and Valerie Francisco. Free and open to the public. Refreshments and cookies hosted by the Social Justice Program.
Friday, March 28: Pilots after Dark: Pilots for the Philippines, 10-11:30 p.m., The Cove. Join your friends to relax and enjoy good food and fun times.
Saturday, March 29: Molly Hightower Senior Service Day, 9 a.m., St. Mary’s Student Center lounge. UP seniors will organize collected medical supplies to be distributed as part of ongoing relief efforts in the Philippines. All proceeds go to NAFCON (National Alliance for Filipino Concerns).
Saturday, March 29: Asian-inspired Chef’s Table at the Bauccio Commons, 7 p.m. Bon Appetit general manager Kirk Mustain and his chefs select a scrumptious menu and prepare 8-10 mini plate courses, accompanied with wine pairings. Enjoy a view of behind-the-scenes food preparation while being pampered by culinary masterpieces. Tickets are $75 each. All proceeds go to Catholic Relief Services to support relief from Typhoon Haiyan. Seats are extremely limited. Please contact Dr. Lauretta Frederking at email@example.com or 8076 to reserve a seat, for ADA accomodations, or for more information on the week’s activities.
The International Club is hosting Africa Live! on Saturday, April 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Mehling Ballroom. This event showcases the African culture and heritage represented by international students on campus. Julius Achon, former Lord’s Resistance Army child solider and a 1996 and 2000 Olympian for Uganda, will speak about his life and his organization, the Achon Uganda Children’s Fund. Congolese musician Melodie d’Amour will close out the party with a performance of Afrobeat. Students will share stories about their home country and a light dinner of dishes spanning the African continent will be served. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Krista Kennedy, international student services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lewis & Clark College’s Community Friends Program is looking for local families, couples, or individuals (with or without children) to help international students practice their English skills and learn more about American culture and our way of life. Most of the students live on the Lewis and Clark campus, where they spend much of their time with other students. This is a great opportunity for UP families to meet future UP international students, as many of them attend the ESL program at Lewis & Clark before starting at UP. For more information contact Krista Kennedy, international student services, at email@example.com.