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January 2019

International Seminar Series: “The Importance of Religious Literacy”

Date:
Wednesday, January 23rd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: The Importance of Religious Literacy Speaker: Dr. Daniel Breyer Presentation Overview: Speaker Bio: Series Overview: The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics. Series events have become one of the most popular internationally focused events on campus…

International Student Advisory Board Meeting

Date:
Thursday, January 24th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) provides a direct line of communication between the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) and the international student community at Illinois State University.  The ISAB is offered the opportunity to provide input on projects and services organized by OISP, and to discuss important issues impacting the international student community.  The primary goal of the ISAB is to ensure that all projects, programs, and services provided to international students are focused on enhancing the…

International Students Career Series: OPT and Career Fair Prep

Date:
Friday, January 25th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

International students seeking part-time or full-time employment, internship, or an assistantship in the United States learn how to be successful in their search.

International Seminar Series: “How Our Students Read Other Religious Cultures”

Date:
Wednesday, January 30th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: How Our Students Read Other Religious Cultures Speaker: Dr. Jan Neulieb Presentation Overview: Speaker Bio: Series Overview: The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics. Series events have become one of the most popular internationally focused events on…

February 2019

International Seminar Series: “Shinto: The Heart and Soul of Japan”

Date:
Wednesday, February 6th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Shinto: The Heart and Soul of Japan Speaker: Dr. Louis Perez Presentation Overview: Speaker Bio: Series Overview: The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics. Series events have become one of the most popular internationally focused events…

International Seminar Series: “Rediscover Playfulness! Mindfulness and Loving Kindness Practice”

Date:
Wednesday, February 13th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Rediscover Playfulness! Mindfulness and Loving Kindness Practice Speaker: Mr. Bhante Sujatha Presentation Overview: Speaker Bio: Series Overview: The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics. Series events have become one of the most popular internationally focused events on…

International Seminar Series: “Islam in South Asia: Diversity and Unity”

Date:
Wednesday, February 20th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Islam in South Asia: Diversity and Unity Speaker: Dr. Ali Riaz Presentation Overview: Speaker Bio: Series Overview: The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics. Series events have become one of the most popular internationally focused events on…

International Student Career Series: Networking Lunch

Date:
Friday, February 22nd
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

International students get tips on how to interact with American employers and how to adjust to their expectations. Reservations required.

International Seminar Series: “TBD”

Date:
Wednesday, February 27th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: TBD Speaker: Dr. Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz Presentation Overview: Speaker Bio: Series Overview: The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics. Series events have become one of the most popular internationally focused events on campus and continue to draw…

International Student Advisory Board Meeting

Date:
Thursday, February 28th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) provides a direct line of communication between the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) and the international student community at Illinois State University.  The ISAB is offered the opportunity to provide input on projects and services organized by OISP, and to discuss important issues impacting the international student community.  The primary goal of the ISAB is to ensure that all projects, programs, and services provided to international students are focused on enhancing the…

March 2019

International Seminar Series: “Understanding Religious Violence: The Importance of Religious Literacy in Meeting the Challenge of Religious Fanaticism and Terrorism”

Date:
Wednesday, March 6th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Understanding Religious Violence: The Importance of Religious Literacy in Meeting the Challenge of Religious Fanaticism and Terrorism Speaker: Dr. Mark Berkson Presentation Overview: Speaker Bio: Series Overview: The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics. Series events have…

International Student Career Series: Life After OPT

Date:
Wednesday, March 20th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

International students learn how to navigate their careers after Optional Practical Training. 

International Student Advisory Board Meeting

Date:
Thursday, March 28th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) provides a direct line of communication between the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) and the international student community at Illinois State University.  The ISAB is offered the opportunity to provide input on projects and services organized by OISP, and to discuss important issues impacting the international student community.  The primary goal of the ISAB is to ensure that all projects, programs, and services provided to international students are focused on enhancing the…

April 2019

International Student Advisory Board Meeting

Date:
Thursday, April 25th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) provides a direct line of communication between the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) and the international student community at Illinois State University.  The ISAB is offered the opportunity to provide input on projects and services organized by OISP, and to discuss important issues impacting the international student community.  The primary goal of the ISAB is to ensure that all projects, programs, and services provided to international students are focused on enhancing the…