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Questions and comments regarding this schedule and anything connected with the TCKs, including proposals for events, can all be submitted to the TCK Intern Neil Rutherford at


24: New Student Orientation for International Students and TCKs

26: New Student Orientation for all students

27: Opening Convocation


1: TCK Tuesday: Ice Cream Social @ ISS Office, 6pm. What better way to kick off the year than eating ice cream with cool people? Come on down to the ISS Office, meet new people, swap stories, and catch up with old friends. Feel free to invite some friends along as well!

 4: Pio Fair: Make sure you attend Lewis & Clark’s 10th Annual Pio Fair and learn about all of the fantastic clubs and organizations on campus! 

8: TCK Tuesday: Cooking with Nancy Singleton Hachisu @ Akin Main Lounge, 6pm. Nancy Singleton-Hachisu lives on an organic farm in rural Saitama, Japan. She has written a few books on Japanese cooking, and she has graciously offered to come to Lewis and Clark and teach us how to make cheap, fun, and healthy Japanese dishes!

13: 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 Neil Rutherford (TCK Intern) at

22: TCK Tuesday: Bafa Bafa Cross-Cultural Simulation, 6pm: Meet us in Monteith Conference Room in Templeton!  You’ll get to see what it’s like to be a TCK by being dropped in an unfamiliar culture for the first time.  Navigate your way around cultural misunderstandings, stereotypes, and communication barriers!  Cookies and interesting discussion to follow.

30: Deadline to apply for English Conversation Partners, 5pm: The TCK Board is partnering up with the Academic English Studies (AES) Department!  We are hoping to pair students who are learning English with proficient English speakers and improve their English through casual conversation.  It is a great way to get involved, meet new friends, and help a fellow student out.  If you are interested, please find the sign up form on the “Other Resources” page.


1: International Mingle Session/Reception for Conversation Partners Program: 4-5pm, Stamm. Join us for a round of Human Bingo and get to know fun facts about people from all over the world. Cookies & tea provided. 

13: Where Are You From?  A Coordination with the Platteau. 

21: TCK Service Day: Get Artsy with Multicultural Kids! Join us as we go to Kateri Park, an area in Southeast Portland, and engage with children who have just arrived in the US.  This is not just an opportunity to welcome them to the United States, but also to get engaged in the community and learn about issues that affect immigrants.  If you have registered for the event, meet in front of Templeton at 3:45.

28: 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! Prizes for the winning carvers!


17: Discussion w/ Valerie White @ ISS Office: An intimate gathering to discuss thankfulness with our ombudsperson and fellow TCK, Valerie White.  Bring a symbol of something you are thankful for, and prepare for a fascinating discussion.

26: Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner, 5:00pm @ Akin Lounge: Staying on campus for Thanksgiving break? Come to the Thanksgiving potluck dinner brought to you by the TCK Board and ISLC! We will be providing the turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing, so we ask that you bring your friends and a dish along!


1: You Can’t Catch Me, I’m The Gingerbread Man!: Join us get in the holiday spirit by decorate gingerbread figure-shaped cookies!  After looking at the Western way of celebrating winter holidays, we will have a discussion about how other cultures celebrate their respective holidays.  Come for the food, stay for the discussion and good company.

8: Finals study break! 4:00pm @ the ISS Office: In need of a study break? Stop by the ISS Office and relieve stress the old-fashioned way — color in a coloring book and eat snacks :)



2: Art Project. Bring out your artistic side and make some art, possibly discovering yourself at the same time.  You may have a chance of having your work be on display outside the ISS Office or in Akin later this month!

25:Annual TCK Symposium, 3:00pm @ Stamm: “For the Greater Good: The Intersection of TCKs and Humanitarianism” Come join us in Stamm for our 4th TCK Symposium! This year we will be discussing how multicultural skills can be used for good though humanitarian action. There will be a reception followed by a keynote speaker and a panel.

3:30/15:30 Reception snacks & refreshments provided
4:00/16:00 Keynote Presentation on “The Intersection of TCKs and Humanitarianism”
5:00/17:00 Panel Discussion


8: TCK Jeopardy! Show off your geography skills in this game of international-themed Jeopardy, and you stand a chance to win a Fred Meyer’s gift card!

17: Fun Run to Raise Awareness for World Hunger. It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than to have a fun run and raise money for charity?  Join us at Templeton at 3pm, and be sure to wear green!


8: Senior Dessert, @ Smith Hall: Celebrate and honor our graduating International Students & Third Culture Kids!

23: TCK Tuesday…on a Saturday: The Amazing Race! The weather’s warmer, and we have plenty in store for you in this year’s Amazing Race!  Come on down to the Reflecting Pool and get ready to compete!



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