Miami Dade College

North Campus

International Education Month

Monday, November 4, 2013

 

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM

Location: MDC North Campus, Room 2158

The Global Impact of Trade

International trade is impacting countries all over the globe.  Learn about the global impact of trade, how the U.S. fits into the global economy, and the comparative advantages and the gains from trade.

Presenter:  Desmond Alufohai, International Trade Coordinator, Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)

Coordinator:  Nayrie Smith, Faculty, School of Business, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes: 5

Human Rights Articles: 19 & 20

 

9:00 AM –­ 10:00 AM                                                                                                         

Location: MDC North Campus, Room 2209                                                                               

Current Issues Trending in Global Business

This presentation will cover the issues facing a young global entrepreneur.  What makes a business successful in the world economy?  What are the causes of failures?  As we move forward into the global arena, how can we maintain a competitive edge against local firms?

Presenters:  Maria Mari, CPA, CMA, CFRA - Professor, School of Business, MDC Kendall Campus

Coordinator: Manavi Sallick, Coordinator of Campus Network Services, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, & 10

Human Rights Articles: 1, 13, 18, 23, 27, & 28

 

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Location: MDC North Campus, Room 2158

Leadership: Comparing Female Managers in Cuba and in the U.S.

Hear about Dr. Torres’ experience in Cuba while gathering data for her doctoral dissertation. Learn about her expectations, interactions with the people, visits to places of interest, participation in a conference at the University of Havana, and the results of the study.   

Presenter:  Dr. Sandra Torres, BAS Faculty, School of Business, MDC North Campus

Coordinator:  Nayrie Smith, Faculty, School of Business, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes: 5

Human Rights Articles: 27

 

Tuesday, November 5

 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: MDC North Campus, MJ Taylor Lounge, Room 4207

Jet in Japan

Have you ever thought about working or studying in Japan? This presentation, offered by the Japanese Consulate in Miami, will cover the procedures for applying to the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (JET), as well as scholarship opportunities to study in the “Land of the Rising Sun.” Furthermore, participants will be able to enjoy a slideshow of life in Japan while enjoying some crunchy Japanese snacks and refreshing sweet tea.

Presenters: Mr. Miguel Herrero from the Japanese Consulate in Miami and Professor Walter Kozloski, Department of World Languages, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes: 1 & 5

Human Rights Articles: 23 & 26

 

Wednesday, November 6

 

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Location:  MDC North Campus, Room 1392

Where in the World Did You Go to College?

The Office of International Education at Miami Dade College connects students with the world of higher education abroad. During this session, students will learn how they can earn MDC credits while attending a university in Asia, Europe, or South America, and how various scholarships can make this dream possible.

Presenter:  Ms. Joanne Michaud, Office of International Education, MDC Wolfson Campus

Coordinator: Ildiko Barsony, Developmental Education, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes: 1 & 5

Human Rights Articles: 13, 26, & 27  

 

12:10 PM – 1:30 PM

Location:  MDC North Campus, Science Complex, Room A104

Dollars, Sense, and Sea grass: A Sensible Conversation that is Sensitive to Conservation

Bryan Dewsbury was born in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. During his time there, he experienced the positive aspects of environmental beauty and the negative aspects of ill-informed policy. He argues that poor conservation policy typically stems from a lack of understanding of how the ecology of our natural environment contributes to local economic goods and services. In his presentation, using the sea grasses of southern Florida, he models both the critical role this ecosystem plays in sustaining our economy and ways to institute better policy to protect it.

Presenter:  Bryan Dewsbury, Florida International University

Coordinators: Dr. Joe Okungbowa, Biology, Health, and Wellness; Ildiko Barsony, Developmental Education, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes: 3 & 5

Human Rights Articles: 13, 26, & 29    

 

Wednesday, November 13

 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location:  MDC North Campus, Room 2151

International Poetry Reading Contest: Remembering the History of Our People

This is the final round of the third annual Developmental Education International Poetry Recital Contest. Student finalists will be sharing the poems they have selected and successfully performed during the audition rounds. The poetry recital contest brings together Developmental Education and EAP students, faculty, administrators, and staff. Prizes are provided by Bedford-St. Martin’s.

Presenters:  Developmental Education and EAP Students

Coordinators: Developmental Education Lab Staff, Chairperson Eton Geoffrey Philp, and Professors Marlene Cueto, Kimberly Carter, Javier Dueñas, Robert Mathews, Alda Noronha-Nimmo, and Marina Rodriguez, Developmental Education, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes: 1 & 5

Human Rights Articles: 13, 26, & 27 

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 PM

Location: MDC North Campus, Room 2147

This is Afro-Cuban Funk - Live Concert Featuring PALO!

PALO! is a favorite among South Florida’s live music devotees and in 2012 was named Miami New Times’ BEST BAND. The event will explore the musical mash-up they call “Afro-Cuban Funk,” a mix of Latin, Jazz, Funk, and Urban sounds that gives PALO! a unique, infectious style.  PALO! members are Steve Roitstein, Music Business Faculty (keyboards), Leslie Cartaya, MDC Student (vocals), Philbert Armenteros (vocals, percussion), Ed Calle, Music Business Faculty (sax), and Raymer Olalde (vocals, percussion).

Presenter: Steve Roitstein, Music Business Faculty, MDC North Campus

Coordinator: Philip Colodetti, Recording Studio Manager, SEDT

Learning Outcomes: 1, 7, 8, & 9

Human Rights Articles: 2, 9, 12, 13, & 14

 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: MDC North Campus, Room 2151

Immigration 101

Do you want information on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services?  Officer Berta Cassidy will be here to explain the services provided by the Department of Homeland Security Offices, 

U. S. Citizenship, and Immigration Services. These include residency and citizenship information. 

Presenter: Berta Cassidy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Coordinator: Devi Singh, Learning Resources, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes: 1, 4, & 6

Human Rights Articles: 2 & 14

 

Thursday, November 14

 

10:00 AM – 11: 05 AM

Location: MDC North Campus, Room 2151

Literary Readings in World Languages

“Literary Readings in World Languages” is a unique event, which has been part of the North Campus for more than a decade. Students and faculty share the music and richness of their culture through reading literary works in their native language. Although one may not understand the words, everyone can experience and enjoy the music of the languages.

Presenter: Dr. Myra Medina, Department of World Languages, MDC North Campus  

Coordinator:  Dr. Margarita Orro, MC and MDC North Campus faculty and students

Learning Outcomes: 1, 5 & 9

Human Rights Articles: 1 & 27

 

11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Location:  MDC North Campus, 4000 Breezeway (Grassy Area)

Homeless Awareness Day

A five minute walking tour titled “What is it like to be homeless in our multicultural city?”

Special exhibits will draw attention to everyday situations that our homeless citizens must deal with, in order to survive. 

Coordinators: Professor Diane Sloan, Arts and Letters, MDC North Campus

In Partnership with Honors College Leadership Students, ICount Miami, ICED

Learning Outcomes: 5 & 6

Human Rights Articles:  23 & 25

 

Monday, November 18

 

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

Location: MDC North Campus, MJ Taylor Lounge, Room 4207

Healthy Foods and Fruits from Four Continents

An informative lecture on food preparation from four different continents will educate students on the importance of foods from other places, and will include a demonstration of ideas for the use of such foods.  This presentation will be followed by a sample tastings of these foods. 

Presenters: Chefs from the Miami Culinary Institute of Miami Dade College and culinary students

Coordinators:  Mr. David Countin, Culinary Institute and Mrs. Tere Collada, New Student Center, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes: 1 & 5

Human Rights Articles: 19

 

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: MDC North Campus, 2158

Read in of “Ovaltine: Or an Immigrant addresses a New English Language” by author Preston Allen.

Upon arrival in America, an eight-year old boy is forced to make a comparison between the English he speaks, coming from the Honduran Island of Roatan, and the English spoken in the U.S.  After being corrected on a pronunciation error by his teacher, he separates English words into three categories: “Roatan words,” “American words,” and “words used by both cultures.”  This comparative study takes place on a daily basis and finally comes to a head in an encounter in a corner drugstore over the name brand “Ovaltine,” which has the appearance of the “Roatan word” category, but in fact resides in the category of “words used by both cultures.”  This vignette is both humorous, informative, and can easily segue into a lecture or discussion on survival skills immigrants have to adopt in order not to stand out among their American peers.  

Presenter:  Preston Allen, MDC faculty, Arts and Letters, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes: 1 & 5

Human Rights Articles:

 

Tuesday, November 19

 

8:25 AM – 9:40 AM

Location: MDC North Campus, Room 2151

Becoming a Young Professional, Establishing Your Brand, and the Benefits of Year Up

Mr. Rosario will inspire, empower, and enrich students in understanding the value of professional development and the importance of establishing your brand and the benefits Year Up can offer to Miami Dade College students.

Presenter:  Fred Rosario, Manager of Admissions and Outreach, Year Up Professional Corps Miami

Coordinator:  Nayrie Smith, Faculty, School of Business, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes: 4 & 6

Human Rights Articles: 26

 

9:00 AM – 11: 05 AM

Location: MDC North Campus, TBA

Forming a Global Conscience

Can we afford to be blind to other countries’ problems, or is it true that we are all connected?  Join us for a presentation on human rights issues and their effects throughout the world.

Presenter: Dr. Isis Clemente, Department of World Languages, MDC North Campus 

Learning Outcomes: 5, 6, & 7

Human Rights Articles: 1, 2, & 4

 

9:50 AM – 11:05 AM

Location: MDC North Campus, Room 2151

Creating the Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Global Leaders!

Mr. Casimiro's lectures inspire and motivate students to maximize their full potential.  Students will learn key entrepreneurship and leadership principals that will empower them to excel!

Presenter:  Juan P. Casimiro, Founder/Chairman, Casimiro Global Foundation

Coordinator:  Nayrie Smith, Faculty, School of Business, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes: 4 & 6

Human Rights Articles: 23        

 

11:15 AM – 12:40 PM

Location: MDC North Campus, Room 2151

Financial Literacy

Young Money LIVE is a distinct financial education event for college students of all ages.  Young Money LIVE founder Todd Romer speaks on a 5 Step Money Plan that can help anyone manage their money, reduce their financial stress, and create wealth over time by learning about investing. You do not want to miss it!

Presenter:  Todd Romer, Founder Young Money LIVE

Coordinator:  Nayrie Smith, Faculty, School of Business, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes: 2 & 6

Human Rights Articles: 23 & 25

 

11:20 AM - 12:30 PM  

Location: MDC North Campus, Building 4, Quiet Dining Room

Natural (Herbal) Remedies from Across the Globe

Join an informative session that discusses various herbs from around the world.  These herbs are popularly known by different names, but all are purportedly used because of their medicinal properties. Come and see if you are familiar with these plants.  Samples and/or pictures of plants will be shown.  

Presenter:  Jurist Gordon, Professor of Nutrition, MDC North Campus

Coordinator: Eulett McKnight-Samms, Faculty, Department of World Languages, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes: 1, 5, 9, & 10

Human Rights Articles: 25

 

5:40 PM – 6:55 PM

Location: MDC North Campus, TBA

Forming a Global Conscience

Can we afford to be blind to other countries’ problems, or is it true that we are all connected?  Join us for a presentation on human rights issues and their effects throughout the world.

Presenter: Dr. Isis Clemente, Department of World Languages, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes: 5, 6, & 7

Human Rights Articles: 1, 2, & 4

 

Wednesday, November 20

 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 

Location: MDC North Campus, North Lake

Student Appreciation Day- Being Thankful and Giving to Others

North Campus designates a day annually to celebrate its students and for students to personally meet the North Campus President. It's always a cultural extravaganza that highlights the diversity of North's 50,000 strong.  This year's event will be no different, including live music, ethnic cuisine, and activities to honor the North Campus student body.

Coordinator:  Chimene Williams Louis, Student Life, MDC North Campus  

In Partnership with Student Life

Learning Outcomes: 1, 4, & 5

Human Rights Articles: 27

 

Friday, November 22

 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Location: MDC North Campus, Room 2158

A Read In of “Buck” by Author MK Asante

MK Asante is a bestselling author, award-winning filmmaker, hip-hop artist, and professor of Morgan State College. Born in Zimbabwe, he is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Buck,” a captivating tale of growing up with an Afrocentric academic father and a troubled brother in Philadelphia.

Presenter: MK Asante, Morgan State University

Coordinator:  Dr.  Marina Rodriguez, Developmental Education, MDC North Campus

In Partnership with the Center for Literature and Theatre @ MDC

Learning Outcomes: 1 & 5

Human Rights Articles: 3

 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Location: MDC MEEC, Room 1103

A Read In of “Buck” by Author MK Asante will be live-streamed.

MK Asante is a bestselling author, award-winning filmmaker, hip-hop artist, and professor of Morgan State College. Born in Zimbabwe, he is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Buck, a captivating tale of growing up with an Afrocentric academic father and a troubled brother in Philadelphia.

Presenter: MK Asante, Morgan State University

Coordinator:  Professors Marina Rodriguez, Isabel Rodriguez-Dehmer, Ethel Dunn and Crystal Dunn, Developmental Education, MDC North and MEEC Campus

In Partnership with the Center for Literature and Theatre @ MDC

Learning Outcomes: 1 & 5

Human Rights Articles: 3

 

Tuesday, November 26

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: MDC North, Room 2158

The King’s Speech

The movie “The Kings Speech” starring Collin Firth will be presented.  This is the story of how King Edward VIII suffered from a debilitating speech impediment and worked to overcome it.  It is an inspirational tale of one man’s quest to find his voice, inspire his people, and rally the world.

Coordinator: Professor Diane Sloan from Arts and Letters and Mrs. Tere Collada, Director of New Student Recruitment, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes:  1 & 5

Human Rights Articles:  7

 

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: MDC North, Room 2158

The King’s Speech

The movie “The Kings Speech” starring Collin Firth will be presented.  This is the story of how King Edward VIII suffered from a debilitating speech impediment and worked to overcome it.  It is an inspirational tale of one man’s quest to find his voice, inspire his people, and rally the world.

Coordinator: Professor Diane Sloan from Arts and Letters and Mrs. Tere Collada, Director of New Student Recruitment, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes:  1 & 5

Human Rights Articles:  7

 

Wednesday, November 27

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location: MDC North, Room 2158

The King’s Speech

The movie “The Kings Speech” starring Collin Firth will be presented.  This is the story of how King Edward VIII suffered from a debilitating speech impediment and worked to overcome it.  It is an inspirational tale of one man’s quest to find his voice, inspire his people, and rally the world.

Coordinator: Professor Diane Sloan from Arts and Letters and Mrs. Tere Collada, Director of New Student Recruitment, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes:  1 & 5

Human Rights Articles:  7

 

Wednesday, December 4

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: MDC North Campus, Breezeway between Buildings 7 & 8

International Holiday Bazaar

Find a special gift or savor a delicious snack at our winter bazaar, featuring international crafts, jewelry, food, cultural displays, and a rummage sale benefitting the United Way.

Presenter: Catherine Hanus-Zank and the Department of World Languages, MDC North Campus

Learning Outcomes: 5 & 9

Human Rights Articles: 27