News & Events

Announcements for March 2013

Fulbright Day at NIU

Tuesday, April 2 will be Fulbright Day at NIU, for both students and faculty.  Our colleague from the Chicago office of the Institute of International Education will be presenting three workshops that day in the Sky Room of HSC:

·         10:00:  National Security Education Program (students)

·         11:30:  Student Fulbright Program, including the Public Policy option (light lunch provided)

·         4:00:   Faculty Fulbright Programs, including the Specialist and Traditional programs. 

The Specialist program is the more flexible version of the Fulbright; recently this program took our colleague Amy Levin to Myanmar.   For more information please visit this webpage:

http://www.niu.edu/international/_images/Fulbright%20Flyer%204.2.13.pdf

Presentation on Fulbright in Myanmar

Speaking of Amy’s Fulbright Specialist fellowship in Myanmar, on April 4, 12:30 – 1:45 in 211 Reavis, Prof. Levin will be giving a presentation about that fascinating experience:  “Teaching Hamlet in Myanmar”.  Learn what it was like to be the first US Fulbright Scholar in a public university in Myanmar in over thirty years. Congratulations to Amy for her pioneering achievement!  For more information please visit this webpage:  http://www.niu.edu/international/_images/TEACHING%20HAMLET%20IN%20MYANMAR%20FLYER.pdf

India – The Next Frontier

Please join International Programs for a webinar from the American Council on Education about opportunities for engagement with institutions of higher education in India, including student recruiting as well as research collaboration. The program will be shown on Thursday, April 25 at 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in 315 Altgeld Hall.  International Programs has already covered the registration fee, so your participation will be free of charge.  For more information please visit this website:  http://www.acenet.edu/events/Pages/India-the-Next-Frontier.aspx

Internationalization Institute, May 2013

Indiana University is proud to announce its Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI), which will take place May 19-22, 2013 in Bloomington, IN. This unique institute facilitates the internationalization of your campus or unit, curricula, and/or individual course, to better prepare students to be effective scholars, practitioners, and citizens of the 21st century. It is open to all college and university faculty, staff, and administrators, so feel free to share with colleagues in and outside of your institution. Individuals and teams are welcome. Spaces fill up, so we encourage you to register soon. See details and contact information at: www.indiana.edu/%7eglobal/icci/ .

Seeking Host Families for Philippine Youth

The International Training Office is once again working to identify host families for 24 youth and four adult leaders from the Philippines for the Philippine Youth Leadership Program.  More details are available here: http://www.niutoday.info/2013/03/13/niu-international-training-office-seeking-host-families-for-two-week-youth-exchange-program/

P-Cards Abroad

Has anyone on this list successfully used an NIU p-card in a foreign country?  If so, please let us know when you did this and in what country.  This would be very useful information for the International Operations Network, a loose-knit task force of folks interested in smoothing the way for NIU faculty, staff and students to engage in projects in and involving sites abroad.  Please send an email to Pamela Rosenberg, prosenberg@niu.edu, or call her at 753-9530.  Many thanks!