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Women’s rights advocate to speak Feb. 1

Women’s rights advocate to speak Feb. 1

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International programs will host a free lecture, titled “Renting a Womb in India: Outsourcing’s New Frontier,” by Madhu Rao at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Rao is an international women’s rights advocate and adjunct instructor at North Central and will explore the topics of globalization, gender rights and human rights in the context of India.



Fall study abroad applications due Jan. 31

Fall study abroad applications due Jan. 31

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Just a reminder: Applications for study abroad during fall term are due 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, in the Office of International Programs. The fall term programs include Costa Rica, England and China/Japan. These opportunities are part of the 50 semester-long study abroad programs the College offers. For more information contact Bessma Shammas, secretary, Office of International Programs, at 630-637-5132 or bkshammas@noctrl.edu or visit the international programs page.



“Salaam Bombay” gives view of urban life in India

“Salaam Bombay” gives view of urban life in India

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Cultural Events and Office of International Programs will present a free screening of the documentary “Salaam Bombay” on Jan. 25 as part of this year’s international focus on India and global environmental change. The 1988 Hindi film by Mira Nair will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in Meiley-Swallow Hall.



Renard Jackson and Jack Shindler give talks at symposium

Renard Jackson and Jack Shindler give talks at symposium

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Renard Jackson (photo), assistant professor of education, and Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, participated in the Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA). Hosted by Dominican University on Oct. 30, the conference was titled Connecting the Dots: Helping Students Integrate Learning Across Contexts.



Celebrate International Education Week with food, culture, talk

Celebrate International Education Week with food, culture, talk

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Nov. 15-19 is International Education Week and the Office of International Programs and student clubs have organized three events for the campus community. Here’s what’s planned:



Faculty gives lecture, leads discussion on India Nov. 11

Faculty gives lecture, leads discussion on India Nov. 11

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One of North Central’s own faculty members, Assistant Professor of History Shereen Ilahi, will give a talk and lead a discussion related to India and global environmental change at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Titled “The 1947 Partition of Punjab,” her timely lecture will focus on the creation of the sovereign states of Pakistan, Bangladesh and India and how the British drew the line in 1947 that partitioned the region of Punjab that borders India and Pakistan. The event is free.



Shindler and Larsson give presentations at international conference

Shindler and Larsson give presentations at international conference

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Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, and Kimberly Larsson, assistant to the director of international programs, gave presentations at the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Conference June 1-4, in Kansas City, Mo. Some 7,000 educators attended worldwide. Shindler was chosen from among 11 other presenters nationwide to give his session at the international conference.


April 15 water symposium culminates yearlong Fulbright residency

April 15 water symposium culminates yearlong Fulbright residency

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National, regional, state, local and Canadian officials will discuss the many dimensions of water usage and conservation during “The Ripple Effect” symposium Thursday, April 15, from 4 to 9 p.m. in Heininger Auditorium. Designed to raise awareness of issues surrounding water use and conservation in North America, the event will begin with a review of actions being taken on campus and in Naperville, Chicago and other North American cities. From 4 to 6 p.m. participants can attend three sessions on various topics. The sessions resume from 7 to 9 p.m., along with a panel discussion at 7 p.m.


Experience international cultures at festival Feb. 14

Experience international cultures at festival Feb. 14

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For the 14th year, the Office of International Programs will host its annual International Festival. On Sunday, Feb. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. in Merner Field House, people of all ages can experience cultures from around the world and in the community, sample authentic international cuisine, enjoy ethnic dancing to live music and join in on games and crafts from around the world. Admission is $5 at the door; children 3 and under are free.


Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence leads discussion on climate change and water conservation

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence leads discussion on climate change and water conservation

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