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Archive for May, 2013

Second Half of Spring 2013

After Spring Break (March 2013), we were filled with exciting programs and trips. One of the highlights has been the monthly dinners with international students where they were able to exchange ideas and advice accompanied by a nice dinner.International Student Dinner April 2013Students in cultural clubs also participated in Geneva High School’s annual Festival of Nations. The Caribbean Student Association, French and Francophone Club, Asian Student Union, Russian Studies, German Studies, Sankofa, International Student Association and Project Nur all came and did crafts and activities with kids and their families that related to their cultural background. Festival of Nations 2013Kimberly Guzman’13 later brought to us a conversation on studying abroad in Asia and factors why more students do not, benefits to studying abroad there, and her personal experiences studying abroad in Japan. At this discussion, other student attendees also expanded upon their experiences studying abroad. Bullied Film + Discussion S2013Geneva had Jamie Nabozny, activist, visit at the Geneva Community Center and screen the documentary “Bullied.” Professor Molina and William Smith students Aminata Dansoko ’15 and Sandra Saetama ’13 were able to go and meet Jamie Nabozny. This same week we also had the pleasure of listening to Emily McCarter ’02 (also in photo) who spoke about the anti-bullying efforts in Geneva City Schools. Continuing on the semester, students also went on a trip to the Memorial Art Gallery for the Asian Pacific Heritage Day Celebration and saw performances, exhibits and displays.Trip to MAG- Asian Pacific Day S2013During the last week of classes, the Latin American Organization held a talk on immigration with guest speakers Peter Mares and Osvaldo Arce.  LAO Forum on Immigration 2013Finally, we ended the semester with a photography session for graduating seniors.Classes of 2013