2009 UVU's International Photo Contest Winners
Tempestt Turman, Man's Best Friend, 1st Place
Mike Bunds, Sunset on the Ganges River, 2nd place
Jared Gerlach, Dune 45, 3rd place
Jared Gerlach, Namibian Sunrise, Honorable Mention
Danny Horns, Egyptian Window, Honorable Mention
Louise Illes, Malian Girl With Baby, Honorable Mention
Brittany Morrill, Escuela, Honorable Mention
Tempestt Turman, Hello There, Honorable Mention
Tempestt Turman, The Balloon Lady, Honorable Mention
Tempestt Turman, The Butcher, Honorable Mention
Tempestt Turman, The Gondoliers, Honorable Mention
Natalie Wheatley, Bicycle, Honorable Mention
Special thanks to all of the contestants and to Allen's Camera for their support! To see all the 2009 winning entries click here .
Study Shows Living Abroad Enhances Creativity
The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has published a study showing that living abroad enhances creativity, which can have an impact in the workplace as well. Conducted by researchers at INSEAD and Northwestern University, the study involved nationals from various countries. The study is available for download on the American Psychological Association Web site, and there is a 10-minute interview on You Tube with one of the principal researchers, William Maddux.
The Importance of Foreign Language Study
In an opinion piece in Inside Higher Ed, Dan Edelstein, assistant professor of French at Stanford University, argues that it is critical for students to become proficient in more than one language. Read more here.
Chronicle Examines the Fulbright Program
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the Fulbright Program and how it is being shaped by the Obama administration. Read more here.
Study Examines Shifts in International Enrollment
An Inside Higher Ed article provides details about a National Bureau of Economic Research study that examines international enrollment trends and their impacts on the United States and other countries. Read more here.
American Council on Education Releases Paper on International Enrollment
The American Council on Education (ACE) has released a briefing paper titled Sizing Up The Competition: The Future of International Postsecondary Enrollment in the United States. The issue brief examines the trends in enrollment of internationally mobile students in the top five destination countries--the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Australia. Read more here.
UVU Cinema Studies Club's International Film Series
Thursday 5 November, 7:00 pm
Presents "The Seventh Seal" (Sweden, 1957). Swedish Rating: Ages 15+. MPAA Rating: PG. Language: Swedish. Lecturer: TBA. More info here.
2009 Economic Self-Reliance Conference at BYU
We invite you to attend the 2009 Economic Self-Reliance Conference on 5-6 November at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Join with 300 innovative leaders and explore the newest developments in poverty alleviation, social entrepreneurship, and economic self-reliance. Learn more about the 2009 ESR Conference and Register Today!
Human Sacrifice in Ancient Peru: Unlocking Biology, Violent Trauma, and the Meanings of Andean Ritual Killings
Thursday, 12 November, 1:30-2:45 pm Ragan Theater, reception to follow
Utah Valley University assistant professor of anthropology Haagen Klaus and his students analyzed the bodies from 2008-2009. They studied each sacrifice victim down to the finest biological and forensic details – uncovering how they lived, how they died, and why they were so violently sacrificed. What the UVU team found has never been encountered in over a century of Andean archaeology. Presented by Dr. Haagen Klaus, Behavioral Science Department. See flyer here.
Sponsored by the UVU International Center, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, the College of Science & Health, and the Behavioral Science Department.
UVU Global Engagement Week
16-20 November 2009
Please visit here for details about this year's events! See flyer here. UVU's celebration is part of International Education Week 2009, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.
For more information visit here.
Monday, 16 November, 6:30-8:30 pm, UVU SC Ballroom
Attendees will experience a wide array of international cultures through interaction with UVU students from around the world.
The Festival will feature numerous booths filled with authentic crafts, country information, and ethnic finger foods. Lot's of activities for kids and adults! Cultural performances by Remember Our Culture ( ROC ) will entertain attendees throughout the night. The Festival is free and open to the public.
International Food Extravaganza
Tuesday, 17 November, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, UVU SC Centre Stage
A t least nine groups of students will prepare an authentic dish from their home countries and compete for the first, second and third prizes.
This year will feature authentic foods from Zambia, Japan, Korea, Columbia, Italy, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Russia and Chile. Cost $5.00 per plate. UVU students, employees and campus guests will participate as taste testers and judges.
Japanese Culture Night
Wednesday, 18 November, 6:00-9:00 pm, UVU SC Centre Stage
Come and enjoy authentic Japanese dinner ($3) and performances (piano performance, band, Geisha Dance team, etc.). All of the proceeds will go into the cancer fund for the former UVU international student Urangoo from Mongolia (http://saveuvugirl.blogspot.com/). Meal tickets are available for purchase at the International Center (WB 147). Dinner seating is limited, so please purchase your meal tickets ahead of time.
UVU Executive Lecture Series - guest speaker President Holland
Thursday, 19 November, 12:00-1:00 pm, Ragan Theater
Appreciation Dinner (by invitation only)
Friday, 20 November, 6:00-8:00 pm, UVU SC Centre Stage
UVU faculty and staff members who made significant contribution to internationally-related programs will be honored this evening. Two awards will be given out “Faculty Member of the Year and Staff Member of the Year: Global Engagement” to encourage participation of UVU employees in internationally-related projects throughout the academic year. Annual international photo contest winners will also be honored that evening.
Native American Pow Wow
Friday, 20 November, 6:00 pm, UVU SC Grande Ballroom
6:00 pm blessing of arena, 7:00 pm Grand Entry
The evening will include inter-tribal (social) and exhibition dancing.
Native American Pow Wow
Saturday, 21 November, UVU SC Grande Ballroom
12:00 noon 1st Grand Entry, 6:00 pm 2nd Grand Entry
Community Potluck at UVU - Mexico Night
Friday, 4 December, 6:00-9:00 pm, International Center, WB 147.
The Community Potluck Dinners are sponsored by the Community Engagement Committee of the International Student Council (ISC). Once a month, a country is spotlighted. Everyone in the greater Orem/Provo community is invited to participate. The goal is to get everyone from that country or interested in that country together to make connections and have a good time!
Special Consideration for a UVU Graduate
One of our recent graduates from Mongolia, Urangoo Baatarkhuyag, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on Sept 5, 2009. See the link: www.saveuvugirl.blogspot.com. You can make a donation on this website. Also, please spread the word to your friends and family. Thank you, UVU International Center & International Student Council. If you would like more information please contact the International Center at (801)863-8342.
UVU STUDY ABROAD taking Application for Summer Programs
UVU Study Abroad is taking applications for the following study abroad
programs due to travel in the summer of 2010. Each student who applies
by these early application deadlines will save $300:
Italy: Art History - Application Deadline: 30 November
(Because of the high demand for this program, students
are strongly encouraged to apply by the 30 November early
Brazil: Portuguese - Application Deadline: 18 December
Costa Rica: Biology & Geology - Application Deadline: 18 December
France: French, Humanities, & Philosophy - Application Deadline:
Germany: German - Application Deadline: 18 December
London: Literature & Cinema - Application Deadline: 18 December
If students ask for more information, tell them to visit or contact the
International Center (WB 147) at 801.863.8709 or
firstname.lastname@example.org . To access additional program materials,
tell them to check out www.uvu.edu/international/isp.
2009 Student Diplomat Video Contest Deadline Approaching
We've received some entries for the 2009 Student Diplomat Video Contest, but we don't have your students' entries yet. Don't forget to tell your study abroad alumni that they could win $300 just by sharing their story highlighting for policymakers why study abroad is so important. If you have students who fit the mold, pass the word along. The deadline is 6 November. Don't miss this great opportunity to be the next Student Diplomat. Visit the contest page at www.nafsa.org/studentdiplomat.
Internships & Employment
HELP International Country Directors
HELP International hiring qualified individuals for the position of Country Director. This paid management opportunity gives students the unique chance to lead a team of volunteers in a developing country. Country directors will:
Serve as a liaison between our U.S. office and our partners (includes weekly reports)
Maintain continuing partnerships and make contacts to form new partnerships with local development organizations in-country
Coordinate activities of volunteers in service and community development through project planning, implementation, and evaluation
Handle program budget and keep accounting of expenditures
Fundraise team project money
Assist volunteers to customize their personal experience in-country
Applications are available online here and are due 9 November. For more information about requirements and responsibilities please refer to the attachment or visit our website at www.help-international.org. Please be aware that country director is a demanding position, and only the best applicants will be considered. For more info: See flyer.
HELP International Grant Writing Intern
HELP International is seeking a grant writing intern to work 8-10 hours a week. The intern will be responsible for the following:
Designing a strategic grant-seeking plan
Finding appropriate foundations to solicit grant requests
Completing grant applications
Interested individuals should be able to learn about HELP International's organization quickly. To apply, send a resume and a brief description of interest to Matthew Colling at email@example.com by 11 November.
Mama Camilla's Cooking School in Sorrento, Italy
The internship cooking courses are taught in English- and in a small bit of Italian. During month #2 and #3 student is placed in restaurant or hotel kitchen in Italy, where it is not guaranteed that anyone will speak English. They offer Italian language courses along with the cooking class during the first month. More info at the website. We have had 2 UVU students attend this school for their internship credit and they absolutely loved it!
Internship: Southern Sudan Humanitarian
This Utah-based NGO is looking for 1-3 students interested in working on projects in the following areas:
Public relations (web based and event planning)
Fundraising (grant research, proposal writing, local event planning)
Program planning and support
Selected student(s) will have the opportunity to be very active and sit in on board meetings as well as be committee chairpersons or members on committees, including: Livelihoods & Income Generation; Clean Water; Health Care; Agriculture; Orphan Care; Education; Family Income.
KORJOB Canada Recruiting
In order to qualify as an ESL instructor in Korea, candidates must hold a passport and be a citizen of one of these eight countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, Korea, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, and USA. In addition, candidates must have graduated from a 3-year undergraduate program with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in hand from a recognized university or college and sealed transcripts. Completion of a two-year program with an associate degree is not accepted unless coupled with a bachelor’s degree. ELS teaching certificates such as TESOL or TEFL are advantageous in increasing your chances of securing a position but are not mandatory in Korea. Candidates must also be free of a criminal record and be relatively healthy with no communicable diseases or illness that would prevent them from traveling to and adjusting to a new country for a long period of time. See web site; contact KORJOB today.
NAFSA and Abroad View magazine have launched the 2009 Student Diplomat Video Contest, giving students the chance to share how their study abroad experience has furthered global understanding. The winner will hold the title of Student Diplomat and receive a $300 prize. The deadline for entries is 6 November 2009.
Junior Professional Fellows Program
United Nations University, New York Office (UNU-ONY)
Application deadline: Monday, 30 November (February to July session).
The responsibilities of the Junior Professional Fellows (JPFs) range widely, encompassing all aspects of UNU-ONY's work: events, marketing, partnership fund-raising, and policy research. The aim is to develop partnerships and activities in Latin America, given the geographic proximity with the New York Office. Since Spanish translations can also be an important element in this cooperation, good written and spoken knowledge of Spanish is preferable. These are unpaid positions. On the job training and support is provided throughout the internship. See details on website.
Programme for International Co-Operation and Development
The UNPICD, an economic arm of the UN, is seeking the service of resourceful, experienced, and dynamic candidates for the following positions as well as those listed on the website.
Facilities Management Officer, FS-6
Deadline for Applications: Open
Date of Issuance: 16 February 2009
Duty Station: New York
Vacancy Announcement Number: 06-ENG-PMSS-411487-R-NEW YORK
Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P-3
Deadline for Applications: 18 November 2009
Date of Issuance: 19 March 2009
Duty Station: New York
Vacancy Announcement Number: 08-HRA-OCHA-417975-R-NEW YORK
How to Apply
See full job descriptions. Interested and qualified applicant should send their detailed Resumes/CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only Applicants considered for employment will be contacted.
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Please visit our website for more scholarship opportunities. If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please visit the International Center, WB 147.
UVU application deadline: see website
Looking to travel the world? The Fulbright is an amazing opportunity to study or research abroad in one of 140 different countries for an entire year.
National Science Foundation
The NSF offers 900 fellowships for students who wish to pursue research-based masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of chemistry, computer and information science, engineering, geosciences, life sciences, mathematics, physics, astronomy, and the social sciences.
Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes
The U.S. State Department offers fully funded intensive overseas language study for Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi Turkish, Urdu, Chinese, Korean, Persian, and Russian.
Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace
Thirty, full-tuition fellowships to study critical languages during summer 2010, including: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian. Application deadline is 1 February 2010. More information here.
Harry S. Truman
Are you planning on working in civil or public service? The Truman funds graduate school for students who plan to pursue a career in public service.
DAAD German Study Abroad
The DAAD funds study, research, and language acquisition in Germany. Deadlines: Early- to Mid-November (see website for details.)
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
The Goldwater Scholarship awards $7,500 to sophomores and juniors majoring in science, mathematics, engineering or those who plan to pursue a research-based career. Information available here.
Institute for Humane Studies
This fellowship provides $12,000 for students who have clearly demonstrated research interest in the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society. Available for juniors, seniors and graduate students.
Bringing the World into the Classroom
13 November, 11:30-1:00 pm, LC 243
Please register at the following link. If you utilize the NY Times in your classroom, you will receive a complimentary subscription which can be delivered to your home. In addition the New York Times is looking for a panel of faculty that use the Times in the classroom to talk briefly about how they utilize the Times in their classroom. If you would be willing to serve on this panel, please call Ursula at 863-8372. For more information on these or any other events, call Ursula at 863-8372 or email at email@example.com.
2010-2011 Fellowship Opportunity: Individual Advanced Research Opportunities - (IARO) Fellowship
IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2010-2011 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program.
The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides students, scholars and professionals with support to perform policy relevant field research, in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. In addition to engaging in research in the region, the IARO fellowship affords scholars the opportunity to increase their understanding of critical, policy relevant issues, develop and sustain international networks, and collaborate with foreign scholars on topics vital to both the academic and policy-making communities.
Applications and all supporting documents for 2010-2011 IARO Fellowship will only be accepted through the online application system found at: http://www.irex.org
Applications must be completed and submitted (including all required supporting documents) by 17 November 2009.
Masters Students, Pre-doctoral Students, Postdoctoral Students, and Professionals with advanced degrees are eligible for the IARO Fellowship. IARO Fellowships cover the cost of international airfare, a living/housing stipend, visa support, travel insurance, and access to the resources available at any of our 25 area field offices.Questions may be addressed to the IARO Program Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 202-628-8188.
Countries Eligible for Research: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. IARO is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program.
CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars
New Seminar Themes and Destinations for 2010
Of the twenty seminars offered in twenty-three countries for summer 2010, nine are either completely new or have significantly updated content. Here’s a quick look at the new changes:
Shanghai: Economic Development and Urban Transformation
In response to the demand for a seminar that includes a strong global economics component, we present this new seminar in Shanghai. Set to take place in June, this seminar features a visit to the 2010 World Expo.
Human Rights in Thailand: Military Coups, Social Movements, and Rule of Law
This new and highly active seminar presents a rare opportunity to travel in a country that has both struggled with and fought to protect human rights. Seminar participants will enhance their understanding of this important issue through community interaction, travel, and academic analysis.
For more information, please visit the website.
Utah Adds Honorary Consul to Peru
Today Utah welcomes David Utrilla as its 31st member of the Utah Corps of Consuls. After being officially appointed by the President of Peru, Alan García, and receiving credentials from the U.S. Department of State, Utrilla now formally serves as Utah’s Honorary Consul of Peru. As the Honorary Consul to Peru, Utrilla will serve two main purposes: To build and strengthen ties as well as help and promote the local community. Read more here.