The GEO Taskforce is now accepting applications for grants for 2017 activities.
Forms should be submitted online by February 6, 2017.
- The 2016 International Education Week (Nov. 14-18) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. IEW is part of a nationwide effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences
The GEO Taskforce is now accepting applications for grants for the 2016-2017 academic year. Forms should be submitted online by November 2nd 2016.
GEO Presents Islamophobia 101
Missed this presentation? You can watch the video and share with your students.
Looking for a last minute extra credit assignment for your students? Interested in having your students engage in one of the most pressing issues in our society? Need some flex credit? How about supporting a colleague? Please consider bringing your class to a talk this Thursday, December 3rd at 11:00 a.m. in the Center for Excellence titled Islamophobia 101.
In response to the Syrian refugee crisis and the global attacks by ISIS, lawmakers across this country have been suggesting polices to round up all Syrians, create Japanese style internment camps for refugees, require all Muslims to register in a database, and allow in only Christian Syrians, to name a few. Meanwhile, there has been a sharp rise in anti-Muslim sentiment and hate crimes against Muslims in the USA. The purpose of the presentation is to deconstruct and debunk the stereotypes that prop up Islamophobia in our culture. This presentation will be facilitated by Tom Grothe and Anis Barchini, a Butte College student from Syria who fled his home due to the war.
Grants Available for 2015-2016
The GEO Taskforce is now accepting applications for grants for the 2015-2016 academic year. Forms should be submitted online by November 2nd 2015.
We congratulate the following individuals and programs for being awarded for their excellent projects and initiatives during our inaugural granting year.
Dan Buzan - Chico Center Library and Support Services - Enhancing the Educational DVD Resource Library by purchasing videos in the “Global Issues” series to be used in various courses across disciplines.
Sanjay Dev - Mathematics - Bringing the World into the heart of Mathematics for Future Teachers – a book on teaching math to future generations.
Tom Grothe - Communication Studies - 8th Global Conference on Interculturalism, Meaning, and Identity – for professional development that translates directly into the issues raised by Tom in the classroom.
Leslie Henson & many Faculty - English - A curriculum development project in which faculty develop curricular materials around an international theme
Robert Landry - Agriculture & natural resources - Enhancing Student Proficiency in Global Agricultural Economics
Ayşe Taşkıran – Anthropology - Research on Lykian Archaeological and Cultural Research in Southern Turkey -– for professional development that translates directly into the issues raised by Ayse in the classroom.