Monday, October 3, 2011

Potluck date set!

Hello, everyone!

Thanks to those of you who attended the IIC Council Meeting. For those who couldn't make it, we've set the potluck date for Saturday, October 22 at 7pm. We will be feasting, catching up progress, and honoring students who will graduate this fall. Hope to see you there!

As a bonus, here are a few photos from the IIC orientation:

Thanks everyone for getting involved. Hope your quarters are going well!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

IIC Calendar

Calendar Updates

Hello, everyone!

Did you know that this blog has a calendar associated with it? I will be entering quarterly events and highlights from the career center and Korbel. You can view it on this blog or find our Google Calendar under the name duiicblog. Remember to share any interesting events you may come across!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hello and welcome!

Hello, everyone!

Welcome to a new year at DU! It's been a long and busy summer, but the scent of autumn is finally in the air. Are you ready for classes to start September 12?

I just wanted to give you a quick introduction to myself and this blog. I am Anna, a fellow current student and your IIC communications assistant, and this blog is a place for IIC news, reminders, stories, and similar content. I love to feature student photos of international and intercultural adventures. I will also gladly share student content, so do not hesitate to drop me a line. Soon there should be orientation photos here.

Good luck preparing for the upcoming school year, and see you today at the International House!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hello! A few reminders for you

Hello, everyone! Are you ready for finals crunch-time to begin?

Hopefully you all remembered to register for fall classes yesterday, and to apply for graduation if you are graduating in the fall. To those graduating in spring or summer, hang in there – you are almost there!

Just a few odds and ends:

Firstly, thanks to everyone who came out to the quarterly dinner! This time we had a catered Mexican buffet complete with prettily decorated bundt cakes. We also engaged in Margie’s tradition of symbolically letting go of our old anxieties and embracing our hopes for the future. It was great to see some faculty faces and an array of significant others… thanks, everyone! I look forward to our next big dinner in the fall.

Secondly, if you are going to be here for summer, please let me (Anna) know so that I can pair you with incoming students if they visit Denver while I am away. Hopefully you’re enjoying being mentors! Feel free to refer any questions you or your students may have to Margie or me, but remember that Margie is leaving for her sabbatical in June.

Thirdly and lastly, this is a friendly reminder to stay on top of your language requirements – Susan Rivera prefers that you complete your proficiency test at LEAST one quarter before you graduate! This means that if you are graduating next winter you need to play to take your test a lot sooner than you think.

Good luck with classes, everyone!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thinking ahead -- applications for winter interterm India program are due soon!

Hi everyone! Just a reminder from Susan Rivera that if you want to do the amazing Project Dharamsala you need to sign up soon!

Project Dharamsala: We are now accepting applications for Project Dharamsala, an International Service Learning Course that through the combination of academic study, service work, and cultural immersion explores the history, culture, and social justice issues of India and Tibet with a focus on education, religion, politics, development, and human rights issues. For more information on the program and how to apply, please join us at one of our Dharamsala information sessions held at the I House (corner of Warren & S. Josephine) Thursday, April 7 at 4:00 PM or Friday, April 15 at 1:30 PM. The last day to apply is April 25. For additional information, please visit our website:, or contact us

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Festival of Nations

Happy spring, everyone!

A lot of exciting events will be coming your way this quarter, including the Quarterly IIC Dinner on Friday, May 6 at 7pm! The location has yet to be determined but we are thinking of doing Chinese hot-pot. If you have any preferences or location recommendations, please let me (Anna) know.

Also, we need volunteers to help staff the IIC booth at the Festival of Nations! This FREE DU multicultural event will be held on Saturday, April 16th from noon to 5pm at the Driscoll Student Center. Students who have participated in it in the past say that it is a lot of fun – what’s not to like about constant performances, booths hawking ethnic food, and excited kids? :) This event is a rare opportunity to spread information about the IIC program while interacting face to face with the DU community.

What we do is up to you, but so far we have a couple of ideas for our booth:

1.) A large map on which people can mark where they are from and where they have been.

2.) A big “peace poster” on which we write the word “peace” in as many languages as possible and have participants guess what language it’s written in.

3.) A slideshow of photos of IIC students on international travels and adventures.

Feel free to share any more ideas you have! And please drop a line if you can volunteer for an hour or so to help.