November 5, 2015 Newsletter

If you have not already signed up for an advising meeting with Professor McMann, please do so. She has appointments available on November 5, 6, 9, 10, and 13. Please use the Google Calendar to sign up for an appointment.

Thank you to the majors who volunteered at the study abroad and Choices fairs and who attended the International Studies breakfast and dessert. Prospective majors benefited from talking to you and have begun to declare.

Samantha Hill began a new job at the universityMonday and no longer works as the program asssistant.  Please send all emails to Director Kelly McMann.  The program is searching for a new assistant.

All Majors

International Coffees and Teas
November 5-6, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Nord Hall
Purchase an international coffee or tea from The Humanitarian Design Corps and Engineers Without Borders to help fund their projects.
“Does Interfaith Exist?”
November 5, 6:30-8:30pm, Inamori Center
A panel and small-group discussion about what interfaith means globally and domestically.  Dinner is provided.
International Education Week
November 16-20
Save the date for International Education Week, “Immigration Beyond Borders,” which will have a variety of activities and events organized by the Center for International Affairs.


African Cuisine Expo
November 7, 7:00pm, The Spot
The African Student Association is hosting its cuisine expo where African dance performances and food are free for CWRU students.


“Germany, Russia, and the Rise of Geo-Economics”
November 11, 6:00pm, The Hermit Club, Cleveland
Dr. Stephen F. Szabo, Executive Director of the Transatlantic Academy, examines Germany’s economic strength and policy toward Russia. Registration is required by November 6.

Alice in the Cities
November 7, 7:00pmNovember 8, 6:30pm, Cleveland Cinematheque
A photojournalist helps a girl search for her grandmother in Europe.  Tickets for students are $7.

Latin America
Summer Volunteer Opportunity
Assist the nonprofit organization Amigos de las Americas with public health, human rights, education, and environmental projects in Latin America.  Application deadline is November 15.  For more information contact CCEL Associate Director Angela Lowery at

Immigration from Latin America
November 5, 6:30-8:00pm, Lakewood Civic Auditorium
Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author Sonia Nazario will discuss immigration from Latin America, including her coverage of a Honduran boy’s journey to the U.S. to reunite with his mother.

Human Rights Banquet Volunteer Opportunity
November 8, 3:309:00pm, Beaumont School, Cleveland Heights
InterReligious Task Force on Central America honors martyrs in El Salvador and seeks volunteers for event.  Transportation available.