Third Culture Kids/Global Nomads
Calendar of Events 2012-2013
TCKQuestions and comments regarding this schedule and anything connected with the TCKs, including proposals for events, can all be submitted to the TCK Intern Kim Takinami at email@example.com
30: Opening Convocation
7: Pio Fair: Make sure you attend Lewis & Clark’s 7th Annual Pio Fair and learn about all of the fantastic clubs and organizations on campus!
18. TCK Tuesday: Cheesecake! 7pm @ Maggie’s Café: This year, our very first TCK Tuesday will be a cozy gathering with new and returning TCKs to get to know each other and talk about what it means to be a TCK. Come to join in the discussion while eating some delicious cheesecake!
24: Deadline to apply for the TCK Board, 5pm: We are currently looking for new board members, especially freshmen, who are interested in not just participating in the TCK events, but also in helping to plan them! Please submit applications to Carolyn at the ISS Office. If you have questions regarding the position or are in need of a copy of the application, please e-mail Kim Takinami (TCK Intern) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
25. Conversation Group meeting, 7pm @ Akin lounge: The conversation group is collaboration between the TCK group and the Academic English Studies (AES) Department. International students studying in the AES program meet with U.S. student volunteers to talk about topics of mutual interest. The groups help international students make U.S. friends and practice their English while the U.S. students learn cross-cultural skills. We are looking for U.S. students to be group leaders and for International Students that want to meet new people and practice their conversation skills. Email Kim Takinami (TCK Intern) at email@example.com to get involved.
4: TCK Thursday: Apples to Apples & Cookies, 7pm @ Maggie’s Café. Come take a study break and play Apples to Apples to learn about each other!
18: TCK Thursday: Sign-making session, 7pm @ Akin lounge. If you would like to contribute to the preparations of multicultural fair, this is the perfect opportunity! Come help to make a banner for the TCK booth at multicultural fair. We can listen to music from different countries while we work!
20: Akin Multicultural Fair, 11:00am - 1:00pm @ Trailroom: The Multicultural Fair is an annual event put on by the students of Akin Hall, Campus Living, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs that celebrates the rich heritage brought to the college by the diverse experiences of students. The TCK Club will have their own booth, with fruit from different countries, and a fun activity where you can combine flags of different countries into your own, personal flag!
29: Pumpkin Carving for Halloween, 7:00-8:30pm, Stamm: Halloween is coming up, so come and join the TCK group and ISLC in the fun, American tradition of pumpkin carving. Everything you need will be provided for you, so all you have to do is show up! Halloween Candy Provided!
3: TCK Thursday on a Saturday: Trip to Sushi Land! We will be meeting at 10:45 in front of Templeton to ride the Pio Express together to eat sushi for lunch. Be sure to RSVP, so that you can be sponsored a small amount of the expense!
8: TCK Thursday: Discussion with Valerie White, 7pm @ ISS Office. Come and hang out with us as we chat with Valerie White, the Ombudsperson at Lewis & Clark, who is also a TCK herself. We will talk about what being a TCK means, as well as any other topics you might want to discuss. Valerie is an amazing person with a fascinating life story, who can make you learn a lot and feel better about yourself in just one meeting. OREO CAKE will be served!
7-9: Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium, Various times and locations: Make sure to check out all the multicultural events happening this week during our annual Ray Warren’s Multicultural Symposium! Follow this link to a full schedule of events.
15: TCK Thursday: Movie Night, 7:15pm @ Odell main lounge. We will be showcasing Chocolat, and there will also be a popcorn machine! The movie is TCK related, featuring a young mother and her daughter who move to France to start a chocolate shop in a small French village. See how they change the lives of the townspeople.
15: Japan Night, Fields Dining Hall: Join members of Japan club, scholars of Japanese language and culture, faculty, staff and Japanese exchange students in celebration of all things Japan via food and dance.
23: Thanksgiving Dinner, 6:00pm @ Akin lounge: If you are going to be around Portland during Thanksgiving, let’s join together and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner for International students and TCKs! It will be potluck, and you’ll also get to enjoy some traditional Thanksgiving dishes, like turkey with gravy and mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and even sparkling apple cider.
6: TCK Thursday: Fusion Night, 5-7pm @ the Bon (cafeteria). Come to the cafeteria for an evening of fusion cuisine from different places around the world! We have also selected a playlist of songs from the countries we have lived in.
10: Game Night with Conversation Groups, 7pm @ Akin lounge: To celebrate the end of the semester with our wonderful conversation groups, the TCK Club will be hosting a game night. Test your group’s teamwork in a tournament of charades! There will be a $25 gift certificate to frozen yogurt for the team with the most points.
7: TCK Thursday: Chocolate Fondue, 7pm @ Council Chambers Foyer. Satisfy your sweet tooth and make a valentines cards at our first TCK Thursday of this semester. We will be offering chocolate fondue (with fruits and other yummy stuff!), and a crafts table will be available to make your valentines day cards. It will be a great way to re-connect with fellow TCKs as well as international and American students who are members of the Conversation Group program.
21: TCK Thursday: details TBA.
2: The 49th Annual International Fair: Take part in this visual and gustatory celebration of the cultural diversity present on campus. Students have been preparing menus, performances and displays all year long!
7: TCK Thursday: details TBA.
21: TCK Thursday: details TBA.
9: Senior Int’l Student/ TCK Dessert: graduating international students and Third Culture Kids, you and a guest are invited to join us for a celebration in our honor.
13: SPRING INTO ACTION: Spring into Action is a campus-wide day of service coordinated through The Center for Career and Community Engagement.
15: 1st Annual TCK Symposium: The symposium will be a one-day event featuring a guest speaker and a panel, to explore what TCKs are and what it means to be a TCK. The symposium will be a great opportunity for those of us who have ever had questions about identity, or have ever wondered whether we truly are TCKs. If you are interested in helping to plan for the symposium, please send an e-mail to Kim Takinami (the TCK intern) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reception 4:30pm - 5:00pm in Stamm, Panel discussion 5:00pm - 6:30pm in Stamm, Guest Speaker 7:30pm - 8:30pm in Council Chambers.
18: 2013 Commencement
Events from previous years can be found under Past Calendars:
The Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) is located in Templeton Campus Center on the Undergraduate Campus.
Director and Associate Dean of StudentsBrian White
Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS)
Lewis & Clark
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 192
Portland, OR 97219