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SPRING 2014 LUNCHEON SERIES

INTERNATIONALIZING CAMPUS AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Light Lunch Provided - Reservations Required

Co-sponsors

  • Center for Leadership and Professional Development
  • Center for Regional Engagement
  • Career Services

Wednesday, January 29 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

The Challenges and Rewards of Teaching and Tutoring Non-native Speakers

  • Location: Center for Regional Engagement – 320 University Street (behind Howell-McDowell)
  • Presenter: Dr. Marieta Simeonova Pissarro – ESL Program Director
  • Workshop Description: This workshop focuses on successful pedagogical methods, approaches and strategies rooted in current English as a Second Language (ESL) educational theory. Faculty and tutors will be able to immediately use these tactics to support the success of ESL students from a variety of cultures and languages. This will help non-native speakers adjust to academic expectations in U.S. colleges.  Topics include: (1) Admissions criteria for international students. (2) MSU's ESL program description – structure, curriculum design, and entry/exit ESL tests. (3) ESL recruitment projections.  (4)  Productive collaborations between the ESL program and other campus based academic and non-academic units. (5) Ad hoc committee addressing ESL issues.
  • Register Here  (limited to 20 people)

Tuesday - February 11 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Supporting Our Students’ Quest to Secure Internship, Practicum and Cooperative Education Experiences 

  • Location: Career Services - 428 University Boulevard (across from Baird Music Hall)
  • Presenter: Mr. Mike Esposito – Career Counselor / Internship Coordinator
  • Program Description: What happens in the classroom is important, but also experience matters. Guided, purposeful experiential education can positively impact students’ education while increasing marketability after graduation. This workshop identifies campus resources available to faculty and advisors who support their students’ quest to locate, apply for, and secure off-campus job placements.
  • Register Here     (limited to 20 people)

Wednesday, March 12 at 12:40-1:40 PM

Piloting an In-house English as a Second Language (ESL) Program at Morehead State University - Fall 2014

  • Location: Center for Regional Engagement – 320 University Street (behind Howell-McDowell)
  • Presenter: Dr. Marieta Simeonova Pissarro – ESL Program Director
  • Program Description: MSU’s ASPIRE to Greatness Strategic Plan focuses on core values such as academic excellence, student success, and productive collaborations to transition into the 21st century where education of international students in U.S. colleges becomes a priority.  This session explores MSU’s current initiative to develop an accredited ESL program to support the recruitment and retention of international students. 
  • Register Here  (limited to 20 people)

Wednesday – April 2 at 12:40-1:40 PM

Designing Study Abroad Trips: Team Work and Collaboration Count

  • Location: Center for Regional Engagement – 320 University Street (behind Howell-McDowell)
  • Presenters: Dr. Kelly Collinsworth, Dr. Kristina DuRocher and Dr. Alana Scott
  • Program Description: Join a discussion on designing and implementing study abroad trips. Professors from the Department of History, Philosophy, Religion and Legal Studies will critique their Spring Break 2014 trip to Italy.  They will share “helpful hints” on how a team-based approach can be used to address the multitude of tasks required to implement successful study abroad experiences.
  • Register Here  (limited to 20 people)