Calendar of Events

Fall 2014

**Tuesday, September 9 – Lunch & Learn: Alexandra Luna ’05, Fisher International,  Donnarumma Hall Room 251 @ 1230PM

Alexandra Luna ’05 earned her B.S. in International Business from Fairfield. Since 2005, she has worked as Manager Research Associates with Fisher International in Norwalk.

Tuesday, September 16 – Lunch & Learn: Career planning for IB/IL majors with Cath Borgman, Director of Career Planning & Michael Rizzi, Director of Student Services at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Canisius Hall 200 @ 1230PM

Mr. Rizzi serves the highly regarded University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). The GSPIA is a member of the prestigious Association of Professional Schools and International Affairs (APSIA).

Wednesday, September 17 – Samantha Bremer ’12, Coordinator at the International Institute of Connecticut, BCC 200 @ 6PM

Samanta Bremer ’12 earned her B.A. in International Studies from Fairfield. As a student, spent a semester abroad in Argentina. Afterwards, she secured an internship with the International Institute of Connecticut, which located in Bridgeport. The internship eventually turned into a full time position with the organization.

**Monday, September 22 – Lunch & Learn: Laurel McCormick, Internship Coordinator at Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, Donnarumma Hall Room 251 @ 1230PM

Laurel supervises all volunteer and internship activities for the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS). The New Haven-based organization serves refugees and asylees from Afghanistan, Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Iran, Sudan, and other countries.

Tuesday, September 23 – Pizza night for undeclared students!! Donnarumma Hall Room 251 @ 6PM

International Studies Program faculty meet with undecided students from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Dolan School of Business to discuss our International Studies and International Business majors.

**Thursday, October 2 – Lunch & Learn: Nicole Moffa, Fairfield U Study Abroad Coordinator, Donnarumma Hall Room 251 @ 1230PM

This is a study abroad advising session for International Studies Program majors and minors that could not attend the Study Abroad Fair last month.

**Tuesday, October 7 – Lunch & Learn: Ana Nobleza Siscar, Esq, Founder of Ana Nobleza Siscar, LLC,  Donnarumma Hall Room 251 @ 1230PM

Attorney Siscar is an expert in immigration law and international law. Previously, Attorney Siscar taught human rights and international relations courses at Fairfield.

**Wednesday, October 15 – Lunch & Learn: Tara Berwick, Director of Internships in Fairfield U Dolan School of Business, Donnarumma Hall Room 251 @ 1PM

Tara Berwick supervises internship placements for all Dolan School of Business students, which includes our International Business majors. Tara, a Fairfield MBA graduate (2013), is running a Professional Development Series for Dolan School of Business students.

Monday, October 20 – Kelsey Greelish ’12: Two Years in Morocco, Canisius Hall Room 15 @ 7PM

Kelsey Greelish ’12 received in her B.A. in International Studies from Fairfield. Afterwards, Kelsey was selected to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. Her primary project was youth and community development. She has returned to Fairfield to share stories and photos from her two-year journey.

**Wednesday, October 22 – Lunch & Learn: Maureen Shanley, Vice President & Bill Evan, President, CT Quest for Peace, Donnarumma Hall Room 251 @ 1230PM

The Connecticut Quest for Peace is a Bridgeport-based non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid to communities in Nicaragua. The organization runs a donation center in Bridgeport and a series of advocacy programs throughout the state of Connecticut.

Monday, October 27 – Dr. Terry-Ann Jones and Mr. Jermain Griffin, International Business/Studies Advising & Information Meeting, Canisius Hall Room 15 @ 630PM

The International Studies Program will provide an overview of its curriculum and co-curricular opportunities. This is also an opportunity for both majors and undecided students that are interested in our majors to receive personalized advising in lieu of Spring 2015 registration.

Tuesday, November 11
Mam-Yassin Sarr, co-founder, Starfish International
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room @ 4:30 p.m.

Starfish International is a non-profit that seeks to empower Gambian girls by providing them with an advanced education that is focused on service to humanity while at the same time providing international service-learning opportunities for our volunteers.

Wednesday, November 12 – Celebrating Life and Culture in El Salvador, Barone Campus Center 200 @ 5 p.m.

Panel presentation of Fairfield alumni and friends who have lived in El Salvador, and a chance to taste Salvadoran food.

Wednesday, November 12 – Nostalgia for the Present: Ethnography and Photography in Moroccan Berber Village, Fairfield University Bookstore @ 7 p.m.

Dr. David Crawford, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, will discuss work surrounding his new book, Nostalgia for the Present: Ethnography and Photography in Moroccan Berber Village, co-authored with Bart Deseyn.

Friday, November 14Fairfield University Model United Nations High School Conference, Various buildings, 8AM-430PM

** This is a brown bag activity. Please bring your own lunch. Refreshments will be provided.

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