100 Barrett Honors students declare Spanish as their minor
Recently, Barrett, The Honors College at ASU has received national media recognition for offering high quality education that rivals any Ivy League school but at a fraction of the cost (read ASU News story). SILC is proud to be a part of these students' quality education experience: This fall, approximately 100 undergraduates are pursuing an honors minor in Spanish, making Spanish one of the top minors chosen by Barrett honors students.
Wed, Sep 7: Fall 2011 Study Abroad Fair
10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Memorial Union, Arizona & Ventana Ballrooms
Learn about the 330 programs in 65 countries offered at ASU! Meet the SILC faculty who lead summer programs! The ASU U.S. Passport Office will be available to take passport photos and accept applications for passport cards and books. In addition to the fair, the Study Abroad office will host a handful of informational sessions about financing study abroad, internships and more. For complete information, visit the Study Abroad website.
Thu, Sep 8 : The Medieval Ecclesiastical Complex at Kilteasheen, Co. Roscommon, Ireland: 2002-2009
6:00 pm, Neeb Hall 105, Arizona State University Tempe campus
The Kilteasheen Archaeological Project began in 2002 as a survey of medieval churches in Co. Roscommon, Ireland, and developed into one of the largest ongoing research excavations in Ireland in the last decade. The site was occupied as an ecclesiastical center in the early Middle Ages and was a major strategic stronghold of the O'Conor kings of Connacht in the thirteenth century. Over 150 skeletons have been excavated at the site. Thomas Finan, assistant professor in the Department of History at Saint Louis University and director of the Kilteasheen Project since 2002, will present results of the ongoing research. This lecture is sponsored by the Central Arizona Archaeological Institute of America and is free and open to the public.
Mon, Sep 12: Italian Film Series - Pranzo di ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch)
5:00-7:00 pm, LL 61
Join the kickoff of the Fall 2011 School of International Letters & Cultures Italian program Film Series. All movies will be shown in Italian with English subtitles. Pranzo di ferragosto is a charming tale about good food, feisty ladies and unlikely friendships during a very Roman holiday. This 2008 film is the winner of numerous prizes at international festivals, including Best First Film at Venice and the Golden Snail at the Academy of Food and Film in Bologna. Directed by Gianni Di Gregorio. For more information, contact Enrico Minardi.
Fri, Sep 16: Book Reading – The Maid's Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream
7 p.m., Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ
Justice and Social Inquiry Professor Mary Romero presents the story of "Olivia," the Mexican-American daughter of a live-in maid in an exclusive community in Los Angeles. Based on more than 20 years of research, Romero brings Olivia's search for identity to life as she grows up alongside the employer family's children. [download flyer]
Sun, Sep 18: China Symposium, "Working with China in the Global Market"
3-5 p.m., Memorial Union Turquoise Room 220
China has become an economic powerhouse and an increasingly influential global player with growing collaborative and strategic opportunities. In this panel, the speakers will share experiences and discuss strategies for developing synergies of conducting business between the U.S. and China. Featured speakers: Wei Chen, General Manager, Embedded and Communications Group of Intel China; Rudy Vetter, Senior Vice President, International Business Development of Greater Phoenix Economic Council; Jerry Liu, General Manager of Suntech Arizona, Inc. This event is free and open to the public; it is sponsored by the ASU Confucius Institute, the Arizona Chinese United Association, and the School of International Letters and Cultures. [download flyer]
Sun, Sep 18: Mid-Autumn & National Day Celebration
5-7 p.m., Memorial Union Arizona Ballroom
Representatives of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles and community leaders will join this celebration, hosted by the ASU Confucius Institute and the Arizona Chinese United Association. [download poster]
Fri, Sep 23: Emotions in Life and Theory
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., SS 109
This Research Cluster symposium ("Interdisciplinary Approaches to Emotions") is presented by ASU’s Institute for Humanities Research in collaboration with the SHPRS faculty of Religious Studies, the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, the School of International Letters and Cultures and the Department of English. Presenter Barbara Rosenwein is a historian of the Middle Ages and Professor at Loyola University Chicago. She will speak on "Emotions and Emotional Change: Theories and New Perspectives." Presenter Jerome Neu is Professor of Humanities at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His presentation is on "Authenticity and the Examined Life." There will be time for discussion following each presentation as well as a break with light refreshments. For more information, see the event web page.
Sat, Oct 1: Arizona Language Association Fall Conference, Survivor: Arizona - New Ideas for Tough Times
Sandra Day O'Connor High School, 25250 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ
The featured guest for the 2011 conference is Dr. Gregory H. Wolf, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, North Central College, Naperville, IL. His workshop, "Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century: Language Program Building through Advocacy, Articulation and Outreach," will be presented in the morning and repeated in the afternoon. For more information, please see the conference website.
Sat, Oct 8: AnDa Union - Arizona Premier
7:00 pm, ASU Gammage, Tempe campus
You can hear the vastness of Mongolia, feel the rhythm of a horse in full gallop across the plains as the sense of adventure, tradition, and possibility encompass you at AnDa Union. This talented ensemble of young musicians take you on a musical voyage into traditions dating back to Genghis Kahn and fuse them with a youthful vigor of modern China. Integrated with an award-winning film of the artists in their homeland, the evening with AnDa Union will be a one-of-a-kind experience. For more information, including ticket prices, visit the Gammage website.
Changes to the application process for students planning to study in Japan 2012-13
Application deadline is January 20, 2012 for the 2012-13 Academic Year
If you are interested in applying for studying abroad in Japan for the 2012-13 academic year, please be aware of the changes made to the application process, which now consists of two steps:
For Japanese faculty members, this may mean that a student will request two forms of reference at two different times (once for the ASU application and once for the university-specific application); faculty may therefore want to save their first recommendation file so that they can reuse its text for the university-specific application. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Fisher in the Study Abroad Office.
- ASU Application (due January 20, 2012)
This application will require transcripts, personal statement, a meeting with SILC Japanese professor John Creamer or Tony Chambers, an online letter of recommendation from an academic reference, and selection of 2nd- and 3rd-choice program options.
- University-Specific Application
After applicants have been nominated for specific universities, the Study Abroad Office will provide them with the university-specific application and a new deadline for returning all materials. These university applications are typically quite extensive and require multiple recommendations, essays, medical clearances, etc.