October News and Events from Global Initiatives
October News and Events from Global Initiatives
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Hi, there!
As we head into the second half of the semester we're excited to announce plans for International Education Week, one of our signature events. In this issue, read more about all of our upcoming events and programs, plus news from our partners.
COVID-19 Campus Update
Reminder: staff can now meet with students in-person, but will also continue to meet remotely via phone, Zoom or Google Meet, if preferred. Miami University requires face coverings indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

Upcoming Deadlines


Get ready for IEW 2021!

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International Education Week (IEW) takes place this year between November 15 - 19. Here at Miami, we will offer in-person and virtual events to celebrate the diverse array of cultures on our campus and provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity for global engagement.
Many events are still in the works, but here are some of the highlights of the week so far:
Does your department have a globally-themed virtual or in-person event taking place during IEW? If so, contact Karen O'Hara and we will add it to the IEW schedule of events!

Fall 2021 Strippel Series Addresses Public Well-Being and Social Justice Leadership

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The Robert E. Strippel Memorial Fund for Continuing Dialogue on Justice and Human Rights offers two more virtual panel discussions this fall following the theme of The Responsibility To Act: Public Well-being and Social Justice Leadership. 
Both events are free and open to the public. For co-curricular connections, contact Jacqueline Daugherty or Jacqueline Rioja Velarde.
Learn More: Strippel Panel Series

NAFSA Honors Global Initiatives Staff Member

Karla Guinigundo
Karla Guinigundo, director of global partnerships at Global Initiatives, was named as the recipient of the Leo R. Dowling Award of Excellence at a recent virtual business meeting of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The award honors a member of NAFSA Region VI, comprised of international educators living and working in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Recipients demonstrate the outstanding qualities of compassion, integrity, and leadership that distinguished the late Leo R. Dowling of Indiana University, one of the founders of NAFSA, and an early president.
Read More: Guinigundo Receives NAFSA Award

International Summit: Your Future in the World

IES summit Your future in the world
What does your Future in the World look like? That is what this year's International Education Summit (IES) is all about. Join IES beginning Oct. 21 to hear from speakers to inform you of challenges in the world and career opportunities created by those challenges. You will learn about global issues, but also about a wide-range of global career paths, some unique.
Learn More: 2021 IES Summit
Miami in Luxembourg
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MUDEC students on a treetop walk

Trick or Treat at the Château

A ghoulishly good time was had by all when the MUDEC Student Faculty Council (SFC) and student volunteers created a special outreach opportunity for a local primary school in Differdange. One hundred fifty students from six different 3rd- 5th grade classes came to the Château on October 13th to decorate both a paper pumpkin and a paper cup to later be used to trick or treat!
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IEW 2021 Luxembourg Summer Application Deadline
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