Global Ed Events at UMF
Spring Events 2020
Fri. 1/24 MCC Welcome Back Dinner
Fri. 1/31 BHM: Just Mercy
Study Away Fair
Wed. 2/5 4:30pm-6:30pm
South Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center
Ever wanted to study abroad? Ever wanted to study in a different part of the U.S. and its territories? Come to the study away fair to find out your oppertunities to study away!
First-Hand Accounts from a UMF Volunteer
Thurs. 2/20 7pm-8pm
UMF history professor Dr. Anne-Marie Wolf is a scholar of medieval Spain who became active in the border immigration crisis as a volunteer in 2019. She spent part of June in El Paso, Texas at Annunciation House, which offers hospitality and transportation assistance to people just released from detention after crossing the border. Since returning, she has been intensely involved as a remote volunteer for Southern Poverty Law Center (in the Southeast) and Al Otro Lado (San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico), primarily doing translations of documents people need for their cases. Come and hear about her experiences and those of the people seeking to come here. This event is sponsored by the UMF International and Global Studies program.
Fri. 2/21 - Sun 2/23
Each year a conference is organized in Camden, Maine on a selected topic related to world affairs. Recent themes have ranged from the Global Refugee Crisis to the Rise of China as a Superpower. Presentations at the Conference feature experts from the worlds of diplomacy, journalism, business and academia. Students will read and discuss materials related to the conference theme in preparation for the conference. This year's topic is on how technology and the media are changing the world.
Every year the UMF Multi-Cultural Club visits the Portland Stage to see an international show. This year they will see the show Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias.
"This brilliant new comedy turns well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies when a rising Chilean attorney, and his pregnant American wife, purchase a home next to a well-established D.C. couple, and their prized English garden. Cultures and gardens clash over a fence line that spirals into an all-out border dispute, exposing notions of race, taste, class, and privilege."
Come join us as we celebrate Francophone cultures from around the world! There will be delicious food and fun activities from these cultures.
Fiesta de Carnaval
North Dining Hall B & C
Come join us for the second annual IGS sponsored Farmington Fiesta, this year called the the "Fiesta de Carnaval". There will be music, food, and entertainment!