CMSV--CIS Events 2007-2008 Academic Year
- The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures successfully completed the proposal for International Studies (IS) Minor and got it approved to start in the Fall 2008. So the College now officially has an IS Minor!!!
- The students of the Department of Business and Economics had two informative class field trips to the Wall Street firms with international exposure: March 12, 2008 – Merrill Lynch, and April 9 – Deutsche Bank;
- The following study abroad programs ran during the Summer 2008: Mexico; Japan; Italy (Rome);
- In January 2008 we had a study abroad trip to Japan;
- Center for International Studies is developing connections to study abroad programs at LHVCCC (Lower Hudson Valley Catholic College and University Consortium) institutions;
- The IS Faculty Committee of the College had communicated regularly, discussed proposals, exchanged ideas;
- Lecture on "Media and Democracy in the Philippines" by Prof. Sheila Coronel of Columbia University's Center for Investigative Journalism, (February 2008)
- "Showcase of Philippine Culture" presented by the students of Filipino language (May 2008)
- A research paper "Global Understanding Through MTV" was presented at the Communication in the Millenium Conference, University of Istanbul, May 14-16, 2008. Dr. Jackie Guzda
- We organized a Faculty Committee which is meeting every month to brainstorm and inform each other on curriculum matters;
- We have started work on the creation of the International Studies (IS) Minor and eventually IS Major in the College;
- We had a PHILIPPINE AREA STUDIES event in the Library on Monday November 5th: “Inauguration of the "Read Philippines" Collection” and the lecture by Luis Francia: "Rising from the Trenches: the Philippine-American War of 1899."
- We are offering the Study Abroad in Japan program during the January Intersession.
- We are offering the Summer Abroad in Mexico program;;
- We are offering the Summer Abroad in Russia “White Nights in St. Petersburg” program;
- We are planning also Summer programs in Italy, Argentina and Quebec.