VANCOUVER, Wash. – A study abroad visit to Cuba open to all Washington State University students will be led by instructor María Lee-López, who was born and raised in Havana, on June 24-July 3.Continue reading
By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education
Sport management students will say “Hello” in person this summer as the College of Education debuts a six-week faculty-led study abroad program in South Korea.Continue reading
By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education
PULLMAN, Wash. – An award-winning Seattle filmmaker and a disability studies scholar will headline the 10th annual Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference Feb. 27-28 in Spokane.Continue reading
Ernst-Slavit makes a presentation at a Noche de Familia event
for prospective students and their families at WSU Vancouver.
(Photo by Laura Evancich)
PULLMAN, Wash. – To better prepare teachers and improve scholarship that extends to other cultures and languages, the College of Education (COE) has appointed Gisela Ernst-Slavit associate dean for diversity and international programs. It’s believed to be the first associate dean position of its kind at Washington State University.
“Diversity has always been a key piece for us,” said Mike Trevisan, COE dean. “But we had kind of lost our focus on it for a variety of reasons.”
‘Difference is an asset’
Ernst-Slavit has lunch with fourth graders in Nishino-
miya School District, Japan.
“I learned very quickly how difference can be viewed by many people as ‘less than,’ as if there is something missing,” she said. “But all my life, I’ve believed difference is an asset. Because of my diverse experiences, because I spoke three languages and because I could view the world from different perspectives, my life and career were enriched.
Diversity in service
Diversity in scholarship
Ongoing efforts a starting point
“There have been several, sustained efforts to participate in the global village, do research with colleagues in other countries, bring students and faculty from other universities abroad and send our own folks to study abroad,” she said.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Panel discussions, a learning fair and a free movie will be part of the first Global Cougs Week at Washington State University Aug. 26-30.
* Cougs at Home and Abroad student panel, noon-1 p.m., CUB L46.
* Global learning fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Terrell Mall.
* Global Experiences and the Job Market professional panel, noon-1 p.m., CUE 518. The panel will include representatives from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, the Washington State Trade Commission and the Peace Corps.
* Soccer coffee hour, 2:30-5 p.m., CUB L46.
Beverly R. Singer, filmmaker and associate professor of anthropology and Native American studies at the University of New Mexico, and Kathy Hytten, associate professor in the department of Educational Administration and Higher Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will be the April guest speakers at the WSU College of Education “Globalization, Diversity and Education” lecture series.
Singer’s lecture, titled, “Politics of Film Research: Who we are at the national Museum of the American Indian,” will take place at 4 p.m. April 19 in the WSU Fine Arts Auditorium. Hytten will present “Thinking Through Social Justice in an Era of Globalization” at 4 p.m. April 26 in the WSU Fine Arts Auditorium. The lectures are free and open to the public.
“Politics of Film Research” focuses on Singer’s work on the orientation film about Native America that premiered in 2004 and remains on permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Singer has contributed to the study of contemporary Native Americans by authoring and producing 15 films and videos about Native people, including “Wiping the War Paint off the Lens: Native American Film and Video.” She also serves on the executive board for the Independent Television Service.
Hytten, currently on sabbatical from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is a visiting scholar in the Department of Teaching and Learning at WSU. Her current research focuses on the intersections among cultural studies, critical pedagogy and education for social justice.Her work has appeared in a variety of journals, including “Educational Theory,” “Educational Studies,” “Qualitative Studies in Education” and “Communication Education,” among others.