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Mar 2nd, 2018 (Fri)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  De-Stress with Small World Coffee Hour

Feeling stressed with exams and assignments? Relieve your stress with Small World Coffee! Have coffee, tea, enjoy free food, meet new people from around the world and enjoy other activities!

DATE/TIME: March 2, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Coffey Hall, Room 120

Mar 5th, 2018 (Mon)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  Employment-based Visas and Permanent Residency Workshop

An immigration attorney from a local law firm will give an overview of employment-based visa options such as H-1B, O-1, and L-1 visas. The second part of the workshop includes information on the process for becoming a permanent resident through employment. A session about applying for an H-1B is occurring on February 28.

DATE/TIME: March 5, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Blegen Hall, Room 10

Mar 8th, 2018 (Thu)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  Being an Ally to LGBTQIA+ with WISE and oSTEM

Being an ally can be challenging and confusing, but everyone has the power to take on that challenge. Join the WISE Initiative and oSTEM @ Minnesota for a workshop on being an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. Learn how to address microaggressions in professional settings and to correctly apply LGBTQIA+-specific terminology. Food will be provided. All students are invited; please RSVP at

This event is being sponsored in conjunction with oSTEM. oSTEM is a student group that creates positive environments and networking opportunities for LGBTQIA+ people in technical studies.

DATE/TIME: March 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Bruininks Hall, Room 432A

Mar 12th, 2018 (Mon) -- Mar 16th, 2018 (Fri)
  International Spring Breakers Events with Housing and Residential Life

Housing & Residential Life, in collaboration with the International Student and Scholar Services, would like to invite all international students who are on-campus to join our Spring Break Events. We offer a variety of events with fun activities and delicious food, as follows:

  • March 12 (10 a.m.-2:00 p.m.): Escape Room in Mall of America (reserved for international students who live on-campus)
  • March 14 (2:00-4:00 p.m.): Happy Pi Day - Bowling party at Goldy's Gameroom (open for all international students)
  • March 16 (2:00-5:00 p.m.): Visit Minnesota History Center (reserved for international students who live on-campus)

More information is available on the Spring Breakers Facebook page, and please RSVP by March 13 at

Mar 22nd, 2018 (Thu)
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Culture Corps Presents the Lebou of Senegal: Spirits, African Environmentalism, and Development

Sarah Buchanan (Associate Professor of French) and Seyni Mbaye (M.A. candidate in Development Practice) will talk about their work with the Lébou populations in Senegal. Buchanan will discuss the intersections between the environment and spirituality in the Senegalese film, Ndeysaan: le prix du pardon. Mbaye will speak about how Buchanan’s work is connected to Development Practice while focusing on the impact of the universalization of development theories from the perspective of non-dominant cultures.

DATE/TIME: March 22, 4:30-7:00 p.m. (Screening 4:30-6:00 p.m., Panel Discussion 6:00-7:00 p.m.)
LOCATION: Willey Hall, West Bank Auditorium 20

Mar 23rd, 2018 (Fri)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  World Festival Presented by Students Crossing Borders

Interested in other cultures and love traveling? Come to Middlebrook Hall for the 2018 World Festival organized by Students Crossing Borders! Hear from a variety of international student groups about the places you should visit in their countries while enjoying great food! Some of the groups attending include the Ethiopian, Korean and Brazilian Student Associations. There will be also performances from the Oriental Music Club and DOOM Dance Crew. We hope you can join us!

DATE/TIME: March 23, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Middlebrook Hall