For the week of April 22, 2019
Happening tonight at 7:00 p.m., Baker Theater!
OHIO Challenging Dialogues Presents: Al Letson
It's Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week!
For additional information , please refer to the GSS webpage.
GPSAW Chipotle Fundraiser - TODAY
Apply to be a World Languages Ambassador
For the past year, the World Languages Ambassador Initiative has successfully helped raise awareness across campus of the importance of learning world languages, and the concept of global citizenship. Serving as a 2019-2020 World Languages Ambassador will enable the successful applicant to develop professional skills and confidence in addressing critical issues, including linguistic diversity, tolerance, and global engagement.

Who is eligible to be a World Languages Ambassador?
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0
  •  A sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in a Global Studies major, or one of the certificate programs, and enrolled in one of the world languages offered on the Athens campus in fall 2018
  • or
  •  A sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in any academic program on the Athens campus, and enrolled in one of the languages offered by CIS (Akan, Hindi, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, or Wolof) in fall 2018
  • Have strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Be a creative, positive and productive team member
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and exhibit strong interpersonal skills
  • Be willing to participate in occasional evening and weekend activities
  • Commit to at least one academic year of service

Application Procedure
Complete the application form on this webpage and send it via email to along with the essay (see instructions on the application form).
The application deadline is Midnight, Friday, May 3, 2019

For more information, please see this webpage or contact:

Pittaya Paladroi-Shane
World Languages Coordinator
740 593-1836
Make Boundless Scholarship your reason: Race For a Reason - THIS SATURDAY
Support the Boundless Scholarship by registering it as your reason for the Ohio Health Race For A Reason. Race for a Reason allows you to choose from multiple charitable causes and then $10 of your race registration fee is donated to your cause! You can participate in a 5K, 3K walk, triathlon/duathlon, remote race, or a mud run, which is a 4.5-mile non-traditional race. Register or find more info here:

The Boundless Scholarship provides support for any Center for International Studies undergraduate or graduate students (majors, minors, certificates as well as Global Leadership Center students) pursuing a variety of study away experiences, including domestic and international study away programs, student exchanges, internships, volunteer opportunities and research. More information available at this link
Join the Ohio Global Studies Union - Meetings on Tuesdays
Please join the Ohio Global Studies Union (OGSU) on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM on the third floor of Yamada House. 
Meet your CIS Graduate Student Senate Representative
Dareen Tadros, an International Development and Public Health MA candidate, is the new Graduate Student Senate representative for the Center for International Studies. She is also the President of International Development Association and the Vice President of the Fulbright Association at Ohio University. If you have any questions or concerns, her office hours are on Wednesdays from 11AM-2PM at Alden Library or by appointment. If you have any questions, you can email Dareen .
Summer course on History of African Cinema to be offered
Summer course on Academic Writing in Graduate Studies to be offered
Summer online undergraduate/graduate course in
International Journalism/Communication
Undergraduate, JOUR 4230, #5391, International and Cross-Cultural Advertising
Graduate, JOUR 5230, #5392 
First term summer 2019

Structured for majors and non-majors, the courses will develop an improved perspective and knowledge about the numerous forces influencing globalization of business, advertising, public relations, brands and industries. The course also meets TIII requirement.

Students will develop an understanding of the cultural, economic, political, legal, ethical, and technological issues intertwined with today's global and cross-cultural environment.

Students will improve their understanding of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and the diversity of people, cultures, domestic and global, and the impact of international and cross-cultural advertising and marketing.

For information, contact:
Thomas Peters, associate professor, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism,
New Online Graduate Course on Culture & Health
Association for Conflict Resolution Conference: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarships Available
The Environment and Public Policy (EPP) Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) invites you to attend the 2019 ACR Conference: Heal the Divide – A Focus on the Peacemaking Role of ADR Practitioners in a Divided Society in Tucson, Arizona on September 18 – 21, 2019. The ACR conference is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in environment, public policy, and conflict resolution to learn more about the field, share their experiences, and network with practitioners. The conference will feature an environment and public policy track with a variety of panels and interactive sessions hosted by leaders in the field, as well as a training day on Wednesday, September 18.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarships Available
To open the door for more participants of diverse backgrounds, scholarships are available to cover the four-day conference registration and some travel costs (up to $1,000 of registration and travel expenses). The ACR definition of diversity includes, but is not limited to, race, age, ethnicity, national origin, language, sexual orientation, physical ability, and religion. We are inviting applications from students, early career practitioners, and those who may not have had a formal education in the field, but who do have an interest and are looking to explore opportunities in environment and public policy conflict resolution. If they wish, scholars will have the opportunity to present at the conference on a relevant paper, project, or experience.
The application deadline is midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Successful candidates will be notified by May 3, 2019. The brief application can be found on the webpage .

Purpose of the Scholarship
ACR EPP supports diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is committed to creating points of access where there have historically been few or none. We aim to create awareness of our field, remove potential barriers, and build an environment that better represents the communities we serve. Goals of the scholarship include 1) making the conference accessible to those who may not have direct access to or experience in conflict resolution and public policy and 2) expanding the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives that are represented in the environment and public policy conflict resolution field.

For questions or more information about the scholarship, please contact Azhin Abdulkarim  or Sara Omar
Save the Date: OLAC 2020