Some IL students presented their research in a public forum. On December 4 and 8, students in Dr. Suzanna Klaf’s section of IL 50 (People, Places, & Global Issues) presented their research projects on a variety of worldwide concerns in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room. Research topics included a focus on humanitarian crises in Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East, water quality issues, and gender and sexuality. IL 50 is one of four foundational courses offered through the International Studies and International Business majors. IL 50 also counts as a World Diversity elective.
The committee topics focused on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, child trafficking in India, UN environmental policy, and crisis in Egypt. Fairfield Model UN students spent part of their summer developing simulations that were later shared with participating schools in preparation of the conference.
As the advising period for registration rolls around, it’s a good time to highlight recent advising activities from the International Studies Program. Last month (September 23), we had a pizza night in our office lounge for undecided students to learn about our majors and meet some of our interesting faculty. We had such good turnout that we almost ran out of seats!
Earlier this week (October 27), we had a second pizza night for current majors, minors, and all other interested students who wanted to learn more about the IL Program (Yes, we are a program, not a department). We had a few more available seats, but the turnout was still pretty good. Dr. Terry-Ann Jones and this fabulous blogger gave a quick, but packed overview of our majors in International Studies and International Business.
Here’s a key takeaway from these activities: Students are interested in our majors AND they like pizza! Who can blame them? Perhaps you missed out on the latter, but there are still plenty of opportunities to learn about our majors. Of course, you can browse the Web, via this blog, but you can also meet us face-to-face by visiting our offices in Donnarumma Hall Room 251 or visiting the following link to get more contact info about faculty. Either way, we’re here to meet you and dish on what keeps the IL Program running strong! Happy Spring Registration!