Oct
2
Tue
ISP Informational @ MSC 2502
Oct 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:10 PM

Come join us to learn more about the International Service Program. If you are interested, you will not want to miss out!

Oct
4
Thu
Fellows Lecture Series: Rachel Adams @ WFES 336
Oct 4 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Rachel Adams is a PhD candidate in the Ecosystem Science and Management department. Her research focuses on deep rooting tropical trees in the seasonally dry forests of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. With genetics tools and stable isotopes, Adams determined which species can grow deep roots into the caves and how their access to groundwater impacts above ground forest composition and productivity. Come hear about Rachel’s experience and what she learned!

Oct
10
Wed
Fellows Lecture Series: Brianna Myre @ BTLR 309
Oct 10 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Brie Myre is a PhD candidate in Biology studying sea turtle feeding physiology during reproduction. Her goal is to use physiology as a tool for conservation, as hormones can inform us about the cryptic behavior of these mysterious creatures. The central focus of Brie’s work is to advise the development of more effective conservation plans to aid Olive Ridley sea turtles in having more and healthier offspring. Come hear about Brie’s experience and what she learned!

Oct
12
Fri
Fellows Pre-Proposal Due
Oct 12 @ 5:00 PM

Fellows pre-proposals must be submitted to the MSC L.T. Jordan Office, room 2293 on the 2nd floor of the MSC, by 5pm on October 12th.

Oct
19
Fri
Bee the Change @ MSC 2405
Oct 19 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Come join MSC L.T. Jordan to learn how you can promote healthy bee populations locally and how those changes impact the world with College Station’s very own Prime Bee Farm. The program will be followed by a MSC Visual Arts Committee reception with bee artist Nancy Macko in the Reynolds Gallery (MSC 2421). Free “Bee The Change” t-shirts while supplies last!

Oct
24
Wed
Russian Film Festival @ ARCC 105
Oct 24 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Please join us for a screening of the documentary Pussy Riot: The Movement, a film that follows the members of the band from their performances to their lives in prison and back again. Producer and writer Carole Keeney Harrington will be present for a Q&A session after the screening!

Oct
26
Fri
ISP Application Due
Oct 26 @ 5:00 PM

Applications for ISP are due on October 26th by 5pm at the MSC L.T. Jordan Office, room 2293 on the 2nd floor of the MSC.

Oct
29
Mon
Fellows Proposal Due
Oct 29 @ 5:00 PM

Fellows proposals must be submitted to the MSC L.T. Jordan Office, room 2293 on the 2nd floor of the MSC, by 5pm on October 29th.

Nov
7
Wed
Fellows Interviews
Nov 7 @ 5:00 PM – Nov 14 @ 5:00 PM

Fellows interviews will be conducted from November 7th to the 14th. Upon notification, applicants will sign up for time slots for the interview.

Mar
1
Fri
Soul of an Island: A Response to Hurricane Maria @ Rudder Theatre
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness invites you to a musical performance and conversation in Rudder Theatre on Friday, March 1 at 6 p.m. for our upcoming “Soul of an Island: A Response to Hurricane Maria,” program. Hear firsthand how one Puerto Rican community became a beacon of hope in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Community leaders Christine Nieves and Luis Rodriguez will share their stories and musical talents to demonstrate how community, creativity and the arts help us to persevere even in the hardest of times.

Luis and Christine provide uplifting insight to the many aspects of disaster recovery. They will discuss their experiences with service-oriented leadership in their community and share valuable lessons through their words and music that can be applied to our own Aggie Community. Luis and student musicians will perform works from his recently debuted album, Amor(es), directly influenced by Hurricane Maria.

Christine Nieves is a native Puerto Rican with her Masters of Science in Evidence-Based Social Intervention from Oxford. Luis is also a native Puerto Rican with his Masters of Music in Classical Music Composition from the University of Massachusetts. Together they run a Mutual Protection community in Luis’s hometown of Mariana where they organize citizen efforts to provide for the needs of the community. The organization was founded in response to a lack of government support in the time following Hurricane Maria. By mobilizing their community to found community kitchens and doing restoration work, they were able to provide for both the physical and emotional needs of their fellow residents of Mariana.