Questions and comments regarding this schedule and anything connected with the TCKs, including proposals for events, can all be submitted to the TCK Intern Brenna Ketchum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 25th: TCK Meeting with Intern Brenna Ketchum
This was a quick introduction to the TCK Intern and possibilities for connecting with other TCKs here at Lewis & Clark. All new TCKs were invited, and it was included in the International Student Orientation schedule.
September 8th: Meet-and-Greet with the TCK Board & Intern
This was a space for any and all TCKs to meet the new TCK Intern and the TCK Board! We did some icebreaker games to get to know each other and talked about the TCK events and opportunities coming up!
September 9th: Drop-In TCK Office Hours begin (and continue every Wednesday)
TCK Intern Brenna Ketchum’s Office Hours began this week (and will continue through the rest of the semester). She is available in the ISS Office (or virtually, if need be) to chat about any TCK-related questions or anything else you might need.
September 16th: Public/Open TCK Board Meeting
We held a public Board meeting for anyone who was interested in joining the Board, just to see how we plan events and make decisions for the TCK Club.
September 23rd: TCK Tuesday: Show & Tell!
Our first TCK Tuesday was a Show & Tell event where everyone brought an object or photo that related to their TCK identity. We plan to hold more events this year to showcase everyone’s TCK upbringings to connect us all.
October 6th: TCK Tuesday: Zoom Mural!
In our second TCK Tuesday, we created a TCK-themed mural over Zoom, just to relax and have some fun. You can view our creation on the front page of this webpage!
October 20th: TCK Tuesday: Guest Speaker Weam Elsheikh
We are so excited that Weam Elsheikh was able to join our TCK Tuesday event as a guest speaker! Check out the “Resources” tab (on the right) to see more about Weam & her Master’s Thesis on TCKs in college!
October 29th: Pumpkin Painting - TCK Club & ISLC
We had a blast hosting this in-person event with ISLC! We usually do a Pumpkin Carving event around Halloween, but we decided to make it a bit less messy this year. We plan to hold more in-person events in the spring, if possible!
November 10th: TCK Tuesday: Holiday Traditions
We discussed the holiday traditions that our families have! Some traditions have been inspired by the host cultures we have lived in, some by necessity, and some just by quirky things our families enjoy doing!
[November 21st - November 30th: Thanksgiving Break]
December 1st: TCK Tuesday: Study Break!
We did some mindfulness exercises, shared study tips, and got excited for the end of the semester! We are all looking forward to the upcoming break!
[December 17th - January 18th: Winter Break]
February 2nd: TCK Tuesday: Short Film Discussion
We discussed the short film ‘The Road Home,’ which is about TCK identity! Click here to watch the film and learn more about it!
February 24th: 9th Annual Third Culture Kids Symposium
The biggest LC TCK event of the year! We heard from Amanda Bates about ‘Creating a Career Out of the International Pieces,’ and then had a discussion with a panel made up of a faculty member, staff parent, ATCK and parent of a TCK, and a student. If you would like access to the recording of Amanda’s keynote speech, email email@example.com. [Originally scheduled for February 17th, but rescheduled due to the ice storm in Portland.]
March 9th: TCK Tuesday: Cultural Appropriation
At this TCK Tuesday, we discussed our TCK relationship with other cultures and how we appropriate, not that it is always bad. This discussion did not enforce any specific practices but offered ideas for how to think about appropriation and what our role is with the cultures we have lived in.
March 31st: Book Talk with Jiwon Lee!
We hosted TCK author Jiwon Lee to hear about The Third Culture Teen - click here to check out Jiwon’s book on Amazon!
April 13th: TCK Tuesday: Code-Switching
We discussed how code-switching is important and plays into TCKs’ everyday conversations in the last TCK Tuesday of the semester!
April 27th: Senior Event
This in-person event will celebrate and send off the graduating TCK and international seniors!
May 7th: Beginning of Summer Break!
Enjoy your summer! We’ll see you back on campus in August to meet the new TCK Intern and incoming TCKs!