Party Like It’s 1965!

Did you go to the party on September 25th, 2015? The party was held to celebrate Shoreline’s 50th anniversary, so we partied like it’s 1965!

The party was an open invitation, so everyone can come. Foods were provided for everyone who come, for free! They had pig in a blanket, root beer float, salad, and many more!

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A lot of people dressed up in 1960s style including our President, Dr. Cheryl Roberts, and there was a little Best-Dressed competition.

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They also provided free photo booth with many accessories to cherish the memories.

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The British Export and The Beatniks were the main show. The British Export dressed exactly like The Beatles and they sang The Beatles’ songs. People were dancing and having a lot of fun. And not forgetting The Beatniks, they played old songs and people were singing. Even at the end of their show, people were screaming “One more song! One more song!” So they did sang another song for us. People just had so much fun in the party!

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“From Peril to Hope: Migration and Refugees” – NIEA Fall Workshop at Shoreline Community College!

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Every year, NIEA (Northwest International Education Association) sponsors a one-day conference for college faculty and staff to learn about current global issues and world events.  The theme of the conference builds on the Community College Master Teacher Institute organized by the Center for Global Studies of UW Jackson School of International Studies.

This year, the fall workshop theme is “From Peril to Hope: Migration and Refugees”. It will be held at Shoreline Community College on October 23rd, 2015.

WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Develop a deepened understanding of human migration, refugee and immigration issues.
  • Learn innovate approaches for integrating above themes into curricula and campus.
  • Hear reports from the 2015 Community College Master Teaching Institute.
  • Learn how faculty in different fields are utilizing NIEA mini grants to internationalize curriculum, and how you can apply for a mini-grant to infuse global perspectives into your courses.
  • Explore options for studying abroad, related experiences, and best practices.
  • Engage in lively discussions with colleagues from diverse disciplines across Washington state, and share innovative approaches to incorporate above themes into curricula and campus.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

“Safe Haven in the Storm?: Understanding the European Immigration Crisis”

Dr. David Fenner, Affiliate Faculty at the Jackson School of International Studies.

At a time of unprecedented mass migration from the countries of the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe – and the expanding humanitarian crisis as desperate migrants seek any means possible to reach Western Europe, we shall explore the historical, political and economic roots of human migration in general and these unfolding human events in particular.  In addition, participants will learn about a number of web-based tools designed specifically with student research projects in mind.

SESSIONS AT A GLANCE

What’s Old is New Again:  The Recurring and Elusive History of Washington as An Immigrant Border State.

Session Presenter: Valerie F. Hunt. faculty member in the bachelor’s degree program of Applied Behavioral Science at Seattle Central College.

In order to teach and develop curricula about immigrant and refugee issues, it is important to understand some of the structural, historical, political, and social contexts of immigration in general, and Washington State in particular. In this workshop, participants will examine Washington’s history as a border state and what it means to be a border state, especially compared to other U.S. border states.

We will also review key dimensions of immigration—labor market forces, state/society relationships, human and civil rights—and how these dimensions inform our perceptions and practices about issues such illegal immigration,  “anchor babies,” job and education funding competition between native-born and immigrant workers, and national identity. The workshop will provide participants with leading-edge, state-of-the-discipline concepts, themes, and language to use when developing their own immigration-focused curricula.

Additional Sessions:

  • Cultural Influences and Contributions of Immigrants
  • 2015 Community College Master Teaching Institute on Immigration and Refugees: Content and teaching applications.
  • Immigrants, refugees and undocumented students: Highlighting experiences and diversity on campus, in the classroom, and community.
  • Teaching Abroad: Best Practices and Options for Teaching Abroad
  • Integrating Global Perspectives into Teaching through NIEA mini grants.

The Workshop is especially significant in light of current conditions, and is sponsored by Northwest International Education Association (NIEA) and Center for Global Studies at University of Washington.  Registration is via the NIEA website www.nieawa.org, then send payment to Heather F. Lukashin as indicated on the form.

 

7 Things International Students Wish They Had Known When They Got to Seattle

 

Everything can be so unfamiliar when you arrive to a new place. International Student Orientation will start on September 14, 2015 but that’s not the first day of class. There are plenty of things you can still do to get adjusted before class starts in September 23, 2015.

1.When you arrive in Seattle, you can still enjoy some beautiful weather, so take advantage of Sunny Seattle before Cloudy Seattle comes back. You can go to places around Seattle such as Green Lake, Carkeek Park, or even Snoqualmie Falls.

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2. Learning how to cook would be a great idea too. Since you’re moving out of your parents’ house, no one will cook for you anymore. Eating in restaurants is not cheap in the U.S., so learning how to cook will save you a lot of money. But cooking is not just about making food to keep you from getting hungry; it’s also about staying healthy. If you look terrible, you’re never going to find a girl- and/or boyfriend.

DSC_00103.When you were a kid, you might have thought that finishing high school would be the end of your time doing homework and sitting in classes. But finishing high school is the beginning of it. Back when you were in high school, you go to school for nine hours a day for five days in a week and you have to study six subjects in a day.

Now that you’re in college, your class schedule might be a little looser, but it is a lot busier. There are so many things to learn and things to do on your own. You have to be able to manage your time and keep school as your top priority. Each morning when I get up, I make a list of all the things I need to do that day—that way, I can organize my time to make sure that I accomplish everything I need to. Also, coffee is your friend.

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4.Your grades are very important. Do not underestimate the value of your GPA. When you’re planning to transfer to a four-year university, your GPA will be one of the main things that universities consider.

DSC_08565.Textbooks for classes are sometimes very expensive, especially for science classes. One way to save some money is by buying used books online on Amazon or eBay. You can also rent books from online stores.

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6.Don’t be surprised by the fact that you have to use public transportation to go everywhere, unless you buy a car right away. Public transportation can be scary for people who are not used to it—it can be especially scary at night.

But it can teach you to be punctual. In some cultures, being right on schedule is not very important. In America, though, and especially for classes, you need to be on time. By riding public transportation, you will learn how, because the bus runs on a schedule and they won’t change it for you.

7.For students who wear contact lenses, it is probably better to buy your contacts at your home country. It takes so many steps to buy contact lenses in the U.S. because you need a prescription form a doctor to buy them.