Monday, July 14, 2014

Participate in language perception study

Dear students and faculty,

I am seeking several native English-speaking volunteers to participate in a perception study as part of my doctoral research. Volunteers will participate in a total of 2 or 3 experiments.

Each individual experiment lasts approximately 30 to 35 minutes. For those participating in all three experiments, you will meet with the investigator on two separate days. 

I am looking for 3 types of students:

1.     Students and faculty with no knowledge of Russian (those who are neither enrolled in a Russian class, nor who have ever studied Russian) are invited to participate in Experiments 1 and 2. You will meet only once with the investigator and you will undertake both experiments in one day. Both experiments together last approximately 1 hour.

2.     Students and faculty with some knowledge of Russian (those who have studied Russian formally for any length of time, and who would be considered beginner to advanced-level college proficiency) are invited to participate in Experiments 1, 2, and 3. You will meet with the investigator twice. On day 1 you will undertake Experiments 1 and 2. On day 2, you will undertake Experiment 3. The total time needed to complete all three experiments is approximately 1.5 hours.

3.     Students and faculty with exceptional knowledge of Russian (those who have an extremely advanced knowledge of/proficiency in Russian) are invited to participate in Experiments 1, 2, and 3. You will meet with the investigator twice. On day 1 you will undertake Experiments 1 and 2. On day 2, you will undertake Experiment 3. The total time needed to complete all three experiments is approximately 1.5 hours.

Only native American-English speaking volunteers are able to participate. Russian heritage speakers may not participate.

The study is paid ($15 for participation in 2 experiments; $25 for participation in all 3).

Please note that the study is limited and I can only accept a certain number of participants. If you think you may be interested in participating, please contact me at the number and/or email address below.

Please contact Heather Rice if you would like to participate.
Phone: 281-636-9244; email:

I look forward to working with you!


Heather Rice
Doctoral Candidate
Indiana University

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Virtual Internships at the State Department and other USG agencies

The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) announcements are out! As you may already know, the VSFS  is designed to engage civil society in the work of the government by harnessing the expertise and digital excellence of U.S. citizen students. Since 2009, 1,205 e-Interns have participated in the program. This year, there are 323 long-term e-internship projects from 11 USG agencies that were just announced for the 2014-15 season. There is something for everyone and every skillset. 


Interested undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate program students can apply to up to three projects July 2-22, 2014 on USAJobs. Selected eInterns spend 10 hours per week contributing to projects remotely for an office or section from September 2014 through April 2015. eInterns play an important role in advancing the federal government’s reach in a variety of initiatives. Applicants must  be U.S. citizens enrolled in university level courses in the U.S. or abroad. Last year, we had students from undergraduate to PhD to part-time online students. A resume, transcript, and statement of interest are required as part of the application process. Interviews may be conducted in August. eInternships are unpaid and do not require a security clearance or travel.


Click here to see the virtual internship program announcement. We have a dozen proposals from The School of Language Studies this year! Please spread the word to friends and potential virtual interns – the more people know about this, the better.


Eva Szabo
Head of Staff Development

Curriculum & Staff Development

School of Language Studies, Foreign Service Institute

F-4509 ∙ tel.: 703.302.6965  

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Volunteers Needed for Korean Night!!

The time has come to prepare for our Second Annual Korean Night. 

In order to top the success of the first Korean Night, we are planning a much larger and more eventful afternoon with activities and performances centering on the theme of Chuseok, or the Korean Harvest Festival.  To accommodate Korean Night’s expansion, we are moving to a larger venue, the Wright Education Building on North Rose Ave.

However, with a bigger venue and more events comes a need for more volunteers to prepare and run booths, activities and games.  From July 14-August 4, we need volunteers to make signs and materials for booths and activity tables as well as helping with sponsorship and promotion.  If you or anyone you know is interested in gaining some volunteer experience for your resume while helping promote Korean Culture in Bloomington, please contact us by July 7.

We ask 6-10 hours of your time a week for 1-4 weeks this summer as well as help setting up, running, and breaking down Korean Night on Saturday, October 4. 

Our schedule is flexible and we appreciate any help you are willing to give us.

Help us to ensure the continued success of Korean Night!

Naadam celebration - July 11

Mongolian Naadam Celebration

When:  Friday, July 11, 2014                                             
Where:  Lower Cascades Park, Waterfall shelter. 

Directions:  Take the 45/46 Bypass to N. Walnut St. and turn left (north). Turn left at the first intersection (at the stop light) onto N. Old State Road 37. Cascades Park is located about 1/2 mile up on Old State Road 37. City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation map:

Time:  4 pm

Please join us on Friday, July 11th for The Mongolia Society’s Naadam Celebration.   Hot dogs and plates, napkins, silverware, etc. will be provided by The Mongolia Society. 

Please bring food to share and your beverages to drink.  There will be Mongolian food and games to play.

Sponsored by:   The Mongolia Society, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, The Department of Central Eurasian Studies, and the Bloomington Mongolian community

The Mongolia Society, 322 Goodbody Hall, IU, 1011 E. 3rd St., Bloomington, IN  47405-7005

Telephone and Fax number:  812-855-4078; E-Mail:


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Buskirk-Chumley Theater Orientation - June 23

For those of you interested in arts & communication:

From a family play by a local theater company, to the Lotus World Music Festival, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater gives you up to 200 opportunities a year to usher. Ushers are the face of the theater, greeting visitors, taking tickets and assisting patrons. Ushering requires a commitment of about four hours, with most events on evenings and weekends. Volunteers must be friendly and able to work with a wide variety of people. If you volunteer twice or more in a month, you get a complimentary ticket for a show the following month! The next volunteer orientation is at 7 p.m. on June 23. Minimum age is 12. Please contact Regine Richter-McClain at (812) 323-3020 or (

Summer 4W3 Course: GEOG-G 306 Communities and Food

GEOG-G 306 (# 16454)
Communities and Food
4W3 / 3rd Four Week Summer Session
July 7 – August 1
Daily: 12:40 pm – 2:50 pm
SB 005

Instructor: Angela Babb
(Babb’s research interests include food deserts)

Do you want both the summer sun and some 300-level credits?
Now you can have your cake and eat it too!

Earn credits and get outside the classroom:

For lectures: Enjoy the cool comfort of a newly updated classroom in the historic Student Building

For field trips: Visit the community garden, community orchard, farmer’s markets, local food pantries, etc.

Enrich your life and your community one garden at a time.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Job Postings

1.Manager, International Communications and Events, Office of International Education, University of Richmond – Richmond, Virginia
The University of Richmond is currently accepting applications for the Manager, Communications and Events position with the Office of International Education. This position works closely with the Dean of International Education to define and execute programming and marketing communications strategy for the Office and the Carole Weinstein International Center. This position is responsible for creating and integrating international content across communications, events and programs through close collaboration with students, faculty, staff, special committees, and outreach to the greater Richmond community. The Manager is responsible for consistent implementation and execution of brand and marketing messages as defined by the Office and strategic plan as well as managing/designing/writing/editing campus-wide and external communications to students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and the greater community.

Applications for this position will be accepted until June 23, 2014.


2.Associate Director, Study Abroad, Jackson State University – Jackson, Mississippi
The Associate Director of Study Abroad will assist in running all aspects of the Year or Term Abroad and Summer Abroad programs. Serves as the principal point of contact for all matters related to the operation of the Study Abroad unit in the International Programs Office (IPO) and education abroad activities at the University. Collaborate with JSU departments, U.S. institutions and foreign partners to promote international programs. Advocate for international educational experiences and to integrate international experiences into the curricula.


3.Assistant Director, Global Engagement and Services, Jackson State University – Jackson, Mississippi
The Assistant Director of Global Engagement and Services is responsible for developing and facilitating academic, outreach and extracurricular programs to promote global learning outcomes for the entire student body, help international students integrate into campus and community life, expose domestic students to other culture and tradition, promote interaction between international and domestic students and develop link between the JSU, local and expatriate community in the greater Jackson area. This person is charged with creating academic enrichment and multicultural programs to fulfill the growing demand for global engagement programming, mentors and advises student groups and individual students with global development/awareness interests among domestic and international students, faculty, scholars, and staff. The Assistant Director increases the visibility of IPO through marketing efforts, social media and increase the involvement of students and community members in the mission of IPO.


4.Project Lead, Global Scholarship Programs, Institute of International Programs – New York, New York
The Global Scholarship Programs (GSP) Division designs and implements international scholarship, leadership and readiness programs on behalf of the Institute’s private sector sponsors. The GSP division will be the lead division to implement and oversee IIE’s project activities for the Schwarzman Scholars Program, a new, prestigious fellowship program that will enable students to pursue a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. This program will provide unparalleled opportunities for the world’s best and brightest to engage with new generations of leaders who will be profoundly influenced by the bonds, knowledge and exposure they gain through international study.


5.Project Manager, Study Abroad Curriculum Integration, University of Kansas – Lawrence, Kansas
The University of Kansas Office of Study Abroad is seeking applications for the position of Project Manager, Study Abroad Curriculum Integration.  Responsibilities include researching and identifying international partners with a strong curricular match to KU’s academic programs, working with academic units to develop major-specific advising and outreach materials, and assessing the success of the curriculum integration initiative on a regular basis.


6.Executive Director, Office of Global Programs, Columbia University – New York, New York
The Executive Director ("ED") is responsible for leading the unit within the Office of Global Programs ("OGP") that manages finance and administrative processes. The ED manages staff who work on financial operations and are responsible for the planning and development of new initiatives. The ED works closely with the Dean/AVP, the OGP senior leadership team, Associate Dean of Administration, and various departments/schools to support international education opportunities through long-term, strategic financial planning and creation of policy. The unit functions as part of Columbia College and liaises with University financial and administrative units such as the Offices of the Treasurer, Comptroller, Public Safety and others. The ED and staff help develop policies, protocols and procedures that ensure high quality study abroad experiences for Columbia students and faculty. The ED is part of the OGP Dean/AVP's senior leadership team and will be expected to represent the Office to Columbia stakeholders and external partners in global education initiatives.


7.Executive Director, International Education and Development, Appalachian State University – Boone, North Carolina
Appalachian State University (Appalachian) is seeking an Executive Director of International Education and Development (OIED). The successful candidate will work closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor for International Education and Development to oversee the daily operations of OIED. This 12-month position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor. OIED is comprised of three departments: International Student and Scholar Services & Outreach, Education Abroad, and International Research and Development. 


8.Executive Director, Stanford Global Studies Division, Stanford University – Stanford, California
Stanford Global Studies Division (SGS) at Stanford University seeks an academic and administrator dealing with global affairs with strong management experience to serve as the Division's Executive Director. The Executive Director will oversee fourteen distinct programs and centers: African Studies, East Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, International Relations, International Policy Studies, the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, the

Mediterranean Studies Forum, Iranian Studies, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Center for South Asia, the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, and the Global Studies Internship Program.

The Executive Director serves as the division's senior officer and has overall responsibility for both short-term and long range strategic planning, and is expected to have a role in the intellectual life of the division. The position oversees all administrative and operational functions, including finance, student services, human resources, research administration, development and public relations, coordination of lecturer appointments, review of visiting scholar requests. The Executive Director also acts as a liaison with faculty affairs, coordinating faculty searches, public events, facilities, space planning, information technology/computer support, and health and safety. The Executive Director participates in all hiring decisions and supervises a team of associate directors (non-academic staff). In addition, the Executive Director oversees all academic support services and administration, including admissions, graduate financial aid, curriculum support/planning and course support. 


9.Library Assistant VI, Harvard University – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Under the direction of the Librarian for the Davis Center Collection, the Library Assistant VI supports the mission of the Davis Center in the following ways:
Assists in creating item-level metadata, collection-level bibliographic records, and archival finding aids and related discovery mechanisms for digital images, archival collections and related aterials.
Assists in planning, preparation, execution and maintenance of web-based projects, library guides, digital collections and exhibits, and digitization projects.
Assists the Librarian in supervising students and interns in processing digital collections, archival collections and other research materials for Davis Center library collection.
Assists as required with general collection management, serials processing, holdings record maintenance, and donations.
Supports the librarian in providing research and reference assistance to faculty, students and researchers.
This is a two-year term appointment. Continuation of the position is contingent upon the availability of the work, work performance, and the continued availability of funding designed to support the position.


10.Coordinator, Russian Flagship Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Principal duties:
Working with the Russian Flagship's leadership team and with national partners, coordinate the Russian Flagship Program, a U.S. Department of Defense-funded program to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to reach a Superior level proficiency in Russian by graduation. Two years prior experience working in an administrative capacity. Experience working in higher education preferred. Excellent organizational and office skills. Computer proficiency, experience working with databases and spreadsheets. Demonstrated communication and writing skills.


11.Assistant Head of Cataloging for Catalog Operations, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Under the direction of the Head of the Cataloging Department, oversee the cataloging with copy of library materials in any format for all western European, Slavic, and East Asian languages. Supervise 14.5 FTE permanent library paraprofessionals plus additional student assistants. Coordinate the catalog maintenance activities of transferring or withdrawing physical materials. Oversee edits to existing bibliographic records, either individually or in batch mode. Manage the physical processing of tangible library resources. Participate in establishing policies and procedures for the Cataloging Department as a whole, including migration to and implementation of a new Integrated Library System (Alma).


12.Center Director – Berlin, CIEE
CIEE is currently seeking a Center Director to take on overall responsibility for the development and management of all aspects of a new and highly innovative living and learning community in Berlin. The new CIEE center will include state-of-the-art classrooms, administrative offices, a 200+-bed residential area, and ample common areas. Students will attend courses at the CIEE center and at select Berlin universities and colleges, complementing their coursework with numerous opportunities to immerse in and engage with the surrounding community and the city of Berlin.


13.Global Projects Administrator Eastern Washington State University – Cheney, Washington
Under the oversight of the Executive Director of Global Initiatives, this position will administer and develop EWU's study abroad programming. This position will also provide fiscal accountability, personnel management and resource allocation for a wide variety of turn-key international programs and grants. In addition to overseeing special events on and off campus, this position is responsible for logistics related to the hosting foreign delegations and dignitaries. This position will also administer short-term programs and third-party programming for international partner universities and associations and is responsible for promoting the fore-mentioned activities. In addition to implementing and interpreting policies, this position also serves as a liaison between EWU and community organizations/agencies and foreign embassies/consulates. This position is also responsible for development, maintenance and dissemination of foreign and domestic resource materials on international exchanges, education and home country developments and related professional publications. This position may also assume additional administrative responsibilities as assigned in the Office of Global Initiatives (OGI). This position will channel strategic vision into concrete plans of action while providing structure, direction, evaluation and feedback to subordinates. Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills, to include active listening abilities, are required for success in this position. Superior written and verbal communication is essential, as is a service-minded attitude. 


14.Resident Senior Director: Ukraine, NDI – Ukraine
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Resident Senior Director to develop, manage and implement programs to support democratic development in Ukraine. The overall objective of programming is more representative and accountable political parties and processes through strengthened national level advocacy.  Given the rapid changes that have occurred in Ukraine over the past nine months, the immediate priority is to assess NDI’s existing programs and develop a broad strategy and specific programming activities for the short- and long-term to respond to these new circumstances. Likely areas of focus are anticipated to be 1) assisting Ukrainian efforts to build/rebuild government and opposition political parties as more grassroots-driven, transparent and accountable entities; 2) increasing the capacity of  elected officials, and party factions to develop and oversee implementation of policies that address citizens’ demands for reform and accountability; and 3) helping civil society groups develop a varied and sophisticated range of participatory strategies and tactics to support political reform.  In addition, promoting women’s political participation and supporting election monitoring activities will continue to be important components of the NDI Ukraine  program. This position will be based in Kyiv and will  require travel throughout the country.


15. Resident Director: Georgia, NDI – Georgia

 The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Resident Director to implement programs to build the technical skills of elected officials at the national and local levels in several areas to enhance the accountability and effectiveness of elected bodies. Specific areas of focus include 1) improving communication and coordination between elected officials and party structures at the national and local levels; 2) increasing the capacity of individual members, party factions and coalitions to develop, debate and oversee implementation of public policy; and

3) expanding communication with constituents and citizen groups.

Other program elements within this portfolio include helping partners design and implement activities to expand the participation of women and other historically disadvantaged groups. In addition, supporting public opinion survey research and international election monitoring activities will continue to be important components of the NDI Georgia program. This position will be based in Tbilisi, and may require travel throughout the country.

This position will have supervisory responsibility for the design and implementation of all NDI programs in Georgia.  The Resident Director will also represent NDI to the government of Georgia, the US Embassy and USAID, Swedish Embassy and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  In addition, the NDI Resident Director will serve as the Lead Coordinating Partner (LCP) to USAID to facilitate coordination among USG implementers funded under this award.

Candidate will also be responsible for the overall management of the office, to include financial and human resource management. Close coordination will also be expected with NDI -Washington, including day-to-day contact with the Washington-based staff that provides oversight for field activities.


16.Resident Country Director: Kyrgyzstan, IRI – Bishkek and Osh, Kyrgyzstan
The Eurasia Regional Division is currently recruiting for Resident Country Director for programs in Kyrgyzstan. The Resident Country Director (RCD) is responsible for conducting activities, support, and mentor field-level Program Officers and other Program and Administrative staff in program development, finance, work plan development and presentation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, development and knowledge management in two offices in Bishkek and Osh.


17.Development Program Specialist (Budget Analyst), Program and Project Office,  USAID – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The USAID Development Program Specialist (Budget Analyst) (Analyst) position is located in the Program and Project Office (PPO), USAID/Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, BiH, and reports to the senior Mission Program Budget Analyst. The Analyst provides a range of support in carrying out Office functions, especially as they relate to Mission-wide program budget analysis, support, and reporting.  The Analyst will also provide support, as necessary, for strategic Mission planning and monitoring, and project development support to Mission programs/projects/activities.  The Analyst provides regular updates to and responds to assignments from the higher-graded Program Budget Analyst regarding budget and program/project/activity progress, processing program/project/activity documents for funding, and preparation of a variety of USAID program and activity support materials.  The Analyst also serves as a PPO liaison with the regional Office of Financial Management and Contracting Office on tasks such as pre-award financial surveys, project close-outs, and audit tracking. The Analyst provides support to the development of new fiscal year program budgets, within broad parameters defined by the Program Budget Analyst and the Supervisory Program Officer; oversees and maintains a detailed budget tracking system (using OPS Master, as applicable) of carry-over, new fiscal year, no year, trust fund, and performance fund budgets; provides budget input for individual programming decisions, F Memos, Congressional Notifications (CBJ, Omnibus CN, separate CNs, etc.), allowance requests, obligations, congressional directives, and earmarks; and, supports reconciliation of Mission and USAID/Washington budget, allowance, and obligation figures, and determinations of yearly de-obligations. The Analyst provides substantive Mission-wide support to the annual Procurement Planning process by tracking overall Mission procurement planning, maintaining the ongoing Procurement Plan, and following up with Mission technical Offices and the regional Contracting Office on actions and guidance needed for completing program/project/activity-related procurement actions.


18. Resident Coordinator, Monterey Institute of International Studies – Irkutsk, Russia
The Resident Coordinator position in IRKUTSK, Russia is a 10.5 month position with possibility of renewal.
The Resident Coordinator positions in Russia are part of a team effort within the School in Russia.  The coordinator functions independently, but consults regularly by e-mail with fellow resident coordinators and with supervising staff in Moscow and Middlebury.  The Resident Coordinators oversee the undergraduate students enrolled in Moscow, Irkutsk, and Yaroslavl.  They serve as the liaison between the students and administration or the administration and professors at our host universities (Russian State University for the Humanities Moscow, Irkutsk State University, Yaroslavl Pedagogical University) and manage the day-to-day operation of the site, including coordinating orientations, excursions, housing, and cultural activities.  In addition, the Resident Coordinators are responsible for the safety and well-being of the students. Many on-site decisions are inevitably left to the discretion of the Resident Coordinator.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Humboldt Foundation - German Chancellor Fellowship: One year in Germany

Spend one year in Germany: 
The German Chancellor Fellowship   
Please share this program information with students, colleagues, interns, and professionals.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship Program is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, the Federal Republic of Brazil and the Republic of India with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential. 
The program is targeted at accomplished young professionals who are likely to become decision-makers, thought leaders, and influential voices in their respective fields. Fellows will be recruited from a broad range of areas such as politics and public policy, law, media, business, the non-governmental and non-profit sector, and the arts. The program provides fellows the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, where they will network with other prospective leaders from abroad and explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. This prestigious program builds on Germany's established and growing reputation as a favored destination for problem-focused international dialogue and a meeting place for tomorrow's international leaders.
  • Bachelor's or comparable academic degree, completed less than twelve years prior to the starting date of the fellowship (October 1 of the year following application)
  • Citizenship of the United States, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, the Federal Republic of Brazil, or the Republic of India 
  • Candidates from all professions and disciplines are eligible to apply
  • Demonstrated leadership potential; applicants whose background is largely academic should also have gained some leadership experience beyond their own research activities
  • Either English or German language skills
  • A project plan (approx. 3 pages)  
  • A detailed host's statement, including a confirmation of support
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to comment on the candidate's professional, personal, and/or academic background
  • New application deadline: September 15 
  • Register for the next round of applications online
During their time in Germany, Federal Chancellor Fellows conduct independent projects at their host institutions. Through their experience in Germany, fellows will acquire greater knowledge of their fields, gain new international experience, and strengthen their intercultural competence - all essential qualities for future professional leaders.
It is considered a prestigious fellowship and the alumni of the program typically have gone on to very successful careers. View past fellows by subject on the American Friends website.
Additional program information, frequently asked questions, and a brochure on recent AvH German Chancellor Fellows can be found on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's website.
Questions? Contact the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation or the American Friends office.
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American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 
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Washington, DC 20036
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