Communicating Effectively with OSU International Students
Part 1: Monday, March 11, 2013, 12:00-1:00pm, MU 208
Part 2: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 12:00-1:00pm, MU 208
The numbers of international students with English as an Additional Language (EAL) are increasing on the OSU campus. These individuals are from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of goals and English language proficiencies. These sessions will offer some guidelines on how to identify the level of language proficiency of an international EAL student on the OSU campus and will explore some practical tips for successful face-to-face communication.
At the end of these two, 1-hour sessions you will:
- Know about the different programs that international students may be registered on at OSU.
- Have an understanding of the language levels within the programs available to international students at OSU
- Have an understanding of the role/ effect that a student’s language level and home culture may have on face-to-face communication
- Have developed an awareness and understanding of your own grammar and vocabulary choices and the role that this plays in successful face-to-face communication with an EAL student
You are invited to bring your “brown bag” lunch. This event is open to all. Sponsored by the Memorial Union Organization Inclusive Community Initative and International Programs. Accommodation requests related to ability: contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 541.737.0760 no less than one week prior to the event.
Campus Coalition Builders' Lunch & Learn: Ageism
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 12:00-1:30pm, MU 206
Lunches welcome. Sponsored by the OSU Campus Coalition Builders, Division of Student Affairs
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 12:00-1:30pm, MU 109
Imagine that you are a student at OSU who is experiencing poverty, hunger, homelessness, or food insecurity. What would your life be like? What challenges would come up that you did not expect, and how might you go about dealing with them? This new simulation by the Human Services Resource Center can help you to better understand the experiences of this unique and ever-growing group of students on our campus. This event is open to all. Sponsored by the Memorial Union Organization Inclusive Community Initiative and the Human Services Resource Center. Accommodation requests related to ability: contact email@example.com or 541.737.0760 no less than one week prior to the event.
Do more: participate in the annual OSU food drive! http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/food-drive
Memorial Union Organization Multicultural Leadership Development
Thursday, January 3, 2013 10:30am-4pm
This half-day workshop will bring together members of every office within the MU Organization to engage in self-reflection on identities, cultural awareness, and social justice. We will also begin the conversation around what it will mean for our Organizations to become a truly inclusive community. As experienced trainers and consultants, Caroline Haskell and La Verne Baker Leyva, will co-facilitate the day's activities.
Cognitive Bias and Communication: Working Across Difference
Sign up now for one of the two chances to participate this fall in a professional development opportunity: “Cognitive Bias and Communication: Working Across Difference.” This session will be facilitated by Roni Sue from the Office of Equity and Inclusion, and is appropriate for all employees of the MU Organization.
This 1.5 hour session was offered twice during fall term, once on October 22 and once on November 19.