Faces of Globalization


The tenth annual St. Ambrose College of Arts and Sciences theme is Faces of Globalization.

Globalization is often defined as the shrinking of distances among the various continents and a worldwide interconnectedness of important aspects of human life, including religion, migration, war, finance, trade, drugs, food, music, and art. Central to this theme is the belief that there is no single way to understand globalization in the 21st century.

In exploring significant perspectives on globalization, this series will deploy a variety of events highlighting differences as a way to more clearly understand the various aspects of globalization. We seek to implement the university's core mission values and guiding principles by increasing awareness of and contributions to the campus, local, regional, national and global communities.

Dr. Duk Kim, 2017-18 Theme Coordinator
Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies

Faces of Globalization Committee Members
Ramona Amos, Coordinator, Intercultural Life and Leadership Programs
Dave Baker, KALA Operations Manager
Dr. Jim Baumann, Associate Professor of Communication
Dr. Ryan Dye, Professor of History and Director, Center for International Education
Joyce Haack, Technical Assistance, Library
Dr. Arturo Meijide, Associate Professor and Chair, Modern Languages and Cultures
Sophia Pierce, Events Coordinator, Rogalski Center
Lance Sadlek, Director, Galvin Fine Arts Center
Dr. Kurt Sturmer, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Natalie Johnson, student, Communication major
Abbey Nimrick, student, Communication major
MacKenzie Taylor, student, Communication major

Fall 2017 Events

Thursday, Aug. 31
7-9 p.m., Rogalski Center Ballroom
Middle East Institute Lecture Series
The Role of the Republic of Turkey in Today's World
Umut Acar, Turkish Consul General in Chicago
Free and open to the public

Tuesday, Sept. 12
7 p.m., Center for Health Sciences Education, Room 180
Film and Discussion
Salud!
Facilitated by Dr. Kathy Fox
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Bioethics and Humanities Initiative

Wednesday, Sept. 20
Cosgrove Cafeteria
Taste of the World
Sponsored by Sodexo

Monday, Sept. 25
7 p.m., Rogalski Center Ballroom
Panel Discussion
Conducting Business in Mexico: Challenges and Prospects for the Future
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, Sept. 27 - Due to the earthquakes in Mexico City the Living Globally lecture has been postponed.
7 p.m., Rogalski Center Ballroom
Lecture
Living Globally
Franc Contreras, SAU Alumnus, American journalist and a foreign correspondent, Mexico City
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by Doctor of Business Administration, Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, and Alumni Engagement Office

Saturday, Sept. 30
1-4 p.m., Rogalski Center Ballroom
School of Social Work Fall Ethics Event
Social Work Ethics and the Natural Environment: Perspectives for 21st Century Practice
John Thompson, PhD, MA, MSW, Assistant Professor, St. Ambrose University School of Social Work
Richard Spano, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare
Terry Koenig, PhD, LSCSW, Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare
Cost: $25 for community members; free for SAU students, faculty, staff, and current MSW field instructors
3 ethics CEU's available for IA/IL social workers
Register at www.sau.edu/msw

Tuesday, Oct. 3
Workshops: 9:25 a.m., 10:50 a.m. and 1:40 p.m.
Lunch roundtable discussion: 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Rogalski Center Ballroom
14th Annual Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference
Globalization and Gender: Seeking Justice
Cost for conference: $20 for community members; free for SAU students, faculty and staff

Tuesday, Oct. 3
7 p.m., Rogalski Center Ballroom
Ambrose Women for Social Justice Lecture
Hands that Shape the World: Women and Global Migration
Cathi Tactaquin, Executive Director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Lecture is free and open to the public

Wednesday, Oct. 4
7 p.m., Chapel Gathering Space
Book Group: Hope in Hell, Inside the World of Doctors without Borders
Sponsored by the Bioethics and Humanities Initiative

Wednesday Oct. 18
Cosgrove Cafeteria
Taste of the World
Sponsored by Sodexo

Saturday, Oct. 21
7 p.m., Galvin Fine Arts Center
Korea: Land of the Morning Calm - A Cultural Music and Art Gala
Enjoy a global program presented by QCSO Korean musicians and artists in the Quad City area, including pianist Dr. Marian Lee, graphic artist Renee Ernst, and featuring political science professor Dr. Duk Kim who will explore the current politically charged landscape of Korea. A special presentation on the Korean adoption experience in Iowa will be given by Renee Ernst. A reception will follow.

Tuesday, Oct. 24
McCarthy Hall Room 013
5 p.m., Lecture, "Representaciones gráficas: el conflicto armado en Perú a través de los cómics"
6 p.m., Interactive Comics Creation Workshop
Sponsored by Modern Languages and Cultures

Thursday, Nov. 2
5-6:30 p.m., Cosgrove Cafeteria
Oxfam Hunger Banquet
Help fight hunger and injustice around the world. Participate in this interactive event to raise awareness and see the effects of poverty throughout the world. Sign up to participate by emailing Kaitlin Depuydt at depuydtkaitlina@sau.edu from Campus Ministry or Ramona Amos from Student Activities at amosramonal@sau..edu.
Sponsored by Intercultural Life, Campus Ministry, Sodexo and Women and Gender Studies

Thursday, Nov. 2
7 p.m., Rogalski Center Ballroom
Richard Geiger History Lecture
Medical Commentaries and the Transmission of Knowledge across Western Eurasia, 1200-1560
Nahyan Fancy, PhD, associate professor of Middle East and Comparative History, DePauw University
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, Nov. 8
2-4 p.m., Library
Human Book Day

Wednesday, Nov. 15
Cosgrove Cafeteria
Taste of the World
Sponsored by Sodexo

Wednesday, Nov. 15
7-9 p.m., Rogalski Center Ballroom
Mr. SAU Competition
Watch, smile, and cheer as nominated male students from each residential hall compete for a chance to win the crown and title of Mr. SAU. Event categories include a talent competition, runway walk, question and answer, and the multicultural segment.
Sponsored by Intercultural Life

Thursday, Nov. 16
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Cosgrove Cafeteria
International Career Fair
Campus event
Sponsored by the Center for International Education and Career Center

Thursday, Nov. 16
Spanish Language Day
Campus event
Center for International Education

Spring 2018 Events

Tuesday, Feb. 6
7 p.m., Allaert Auditorium, Galvin Fine Arts Center
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Lecture
Sharp Fights and Hard Lessons in the Global Race for Cleaner Energy
Jeffrey Ball, author on energy and the environment, Stanford University
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, Feb. 14
Cosgrove Cafeteria
Taste of the World
Sponsored by Sodexo

7-9 p.m., Rogalski Center Ballroom
Hauber Chair of Biology Lecture
Global Change and the Evolution of Species Interactions
Jennifer Lau, PhD, associate professor of Plant Biology, Michigan State University
Free and open to the public

Thursday, March 1
Noon, Chapel Gathering Space
Book Group: Generosity: An Enhancement
Sponsored by the Bioethics and Humanities Initiative

Thursday, March 1
5-8 p.m., Rogalski Center Ballroom
Annual QC World Cultures Festival
World Affairs Council of the QC and SAU International Studies Program
Free and open to the public

March 2-April 13
Catich Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center
Exhibit
The Supplies of Viable Living Product Catalog by The Moving Crew
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, March 21
Cosgrove Cafeteria
Taste of the World
Sponsored by Sodexo

Wednesday, March 21
7 p.m., Rogalski Center Ballroom
Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture
What a (modern) monk does: Digital Preservation of Manuscripts from the Earth's Most Threatened Communities
Fr. Columbia Steeart, OSB, monk of St. John's Abbey and director of the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library
Free and open to the public

Tuesday, March 27
7-9 p.m., Rogalski Center Ballroom
Folwell Lecture in Political Science and Pre-Law
Gulliver's Travails: U.S. Foreign Policy in An Age of Globalization and Global Disorder
J. Martin Rochester, PhD, professor of Political Science, University of Missouri- St. Louis
Free and open to the public
Co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities

Tuesday, April 3
7 p.m., Center for Health Sciences Education, Room 180
Film and Discussion
The Constant Gardener
Sponsored by the Bioethics and Humanities Initiative

Friday-Saturday, April 6-7
Rogalski Center
Saint Ambrose of Milan International Conference

Tuesday-Wednesday, April 11-12
Catich Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center
Art and Design Conference
Making Connections: Global Impacts of Art & Design
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Art Department and Baecke Endowment for the Humanities

Wednesday, April, 18
Cosgrove Cafeteria
Taste of the World
Sponsored by Sodexo

Friday, Saturday, April 20-21, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 22, 3 p.m.
Allaert Auditorium, Galvin Fine Arts Center
SAU Theatre Department Musical
CABARET
Tickets www.sau/edu/galvin or 563/333-6251

Tuesday, April 24
7-8:30p.m., Bettendorf Public Library
World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities Lecture Series
Global Poverty in Biblical Perspective: Facing Modern Injustice through Ancient Lenses
Matthew Coomber, PhD, associate professor of Theology, St. Ambrose University
Free and open to the public

Thursday, May 10
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rogalski Center
20th Annual Social Justice Conference
Conflict and Reslilience: Perspectives on the Global Refugee Crisis
www/sau.edu/msw

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