Global Citizen Initiative
The Global Citizen Initiative will be facilitating two events in Winter quarter:
- Women as Global Leaders Conference, Abu Dhabi: Dr. Mirabelle Fernandes-Paul, Director of the Womens Center will be participating with select students in the Women As Global Leaders Conference in Abu Dhabi March 13-15; The conference will be hosted by Zayed University and will afford women leaders with an opportunity to discuss issues pertaining to women as developing leaders in an international context. Dr. Fernandes-Paul will participate with 3 students to begin participation in this collaborative effort. For more information please see: http://www.zu.ac.ae/main/en/wagl2012/index.aspx
- The 10th Annual Transatlantic Students Symposium will take place during Spring Break and is dedicated to the topic “Rural Frontier Communities, Global Challenges? The American West, the European East, and the Resurgence of National Mythologies.” This program will host international graduate students visiting the state of Oregon and Oregon State University. The Office of Intercultural Student Services (Allison Davis-White Eyes) works in conjunction with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Prof. Reinhard Isensee) and OSU’s Master of Public Policy program (Prof. Brent Steel) in organizing a program which will include 30 students from Europe and the U.S. on an academic tour of Oregon, finishing with a student conference (open to the public) on March 30-31. The program is coordinated and facilitated by Philipp Kneis, on behalf of the Master of Public Policy Program. Additional partners include the University of Washington, Seattle, and Warsaw University, Poland. For more details please visit: http://www2.hu-berlin.de/transatlantic/frontier
The Art of Leadership Conference “Our Generation Our Purpose”
February 18, 2012 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Memorial Union
Throughout the day, participants will explore topics centered around how our generation can develop leadership skills to carry into their lives after college. Topics range from finding purpose in all realms of life to spirituality, civic engagement, and developing personal strengths. We will begin the day in the Memorial Union Ballroom with a keynote speaker who will focus on students of this generation. This will be followed by a question and answer session with a panel of recent Oregon State graduates. This is an opportunity for the graduates to share their experiences and for the audience to ask any questions about life after college.
Students will then have the opportunity to attend two breakout sessions focused on different aspects of leadership. In the latter part of the program Oregon State Alumnus Alex Polvey, founder of Cloud Kick Computing, will be delivering the closing keynote. To wrap up the day there will be 3 -$1000 scholarship drawings for OSU students. Come enjoy a day with leaders from around the state and spend time focusing on your place in our generation. The conference is FREE! Breakfast and lunch will be provided!
Register now at https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=4692&cmd=survey
The Power of One Conference
April 6 & 7
The Power of One conference is being hosted at OSU this year! The Power of One is a Northwest student leadership conference designed to encourage and empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning college students, their allies, and the faculty and staff who support them. The conference content seeks to enrich students’ lives and promote healthy and safe communities on our campuses and in our societies. Specifically, programs, initiatives, and speakers at the annual conference focus on our programming tracks of Ally Development, Gender, Health and Wellness, Social Justice, Leadership, Creative Arts, and Advisors, Administrators, and Professionals.