Events January 2016

Events are open to the public free of charge. Please visit our Eventbrite or Facebook page to view event schedules. If you would like to attend, please arrive on time. For events that require registration in advance, a registration link will be provided in the announcement.

Note: ID card is required for entry.

January 2016

Film Screening and Discussion: Saigon Electric
Time: Thursday, January 7, 2:30 p.m.
Speakers: Rapper Su Boi and Director Stephane Gauger
Come watch Saigon Electric, a movie about young Vietnamese people and the pursuit of their dreams. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film’s director and rapper Suboi. Arrive early and bring your friends!

Financing Your Studies in the United States
Time: Friday, January 8, 2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Leslie Chanthaphasouk and Nhan Ho, California State University, Fullerton
Learn about the ins and outs of funding your studies in the United States from representatives of the California State University, Fullerton, International Programs and Global Engagement office.

How To Make the Most of Your Student Life in the U.S.
Time: Monday, January 11, 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Kathleen Simenson, Associate Director of International Admission, Saint Anselm College
Learn how you can get the most out of your college experience from the moment you land in the United States. Kathleen Simenson will share insights from current international students at Saint Anselm College.

Martin Luther King: Beyond the Dream
Time: Thursday, January 14, 5:30 p.m.
Speaker: Cameron Thomas-Shah, Consulate Officer
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest American leaders of the 20th century. His life, legacy, and leadership set the stage for civil rights and equality in the United States. Come learn about his thought, his life, and discuss the current issues surrounding his dream.

Tet Maker
Time: Thursday, January 21, 2:00 p.m.
Facilitators: American Center Team
Tet is just around the corner, so come join us in fun and innovative maker activities, including digital calligraphy, designing “bao li xi”, and making 3D “banh chung.” You will get to take home the cool do-it-yourself gifts!

How to Build a Great Company
Time: Friday, January 22, 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Javad Kargar, Fulbright specialist, North Carolina Central University
Join Dr. Javad Kargar, who will discuss a revolutionary approach to incubating and funding startups, as well as to teaching entrepreneurship!

E-Book Club (canceled)
Time: Monday, January 25, 5:30 p.m.
Speaker: Kristen Weaver, Consulate Officer
Are you a fan of New Year’s resolutions? What do you plan to achieve in 2016? Come join our e-book club to read, learn, and share your resolutions. Don’t forget to read the story: RSVP for your Kindle use during the session here:

Art, Science and the Environment
Time: Tuesday, January 26, 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Ann Savageau, Artist and Design Professor, University of California, Davis
Calling all artists and lovers of the environment! Come hear from Professor Ann Savageau, and see and experience her artwork, which focuses on environmental themes.

Understanding U.S. Elections: The Primary Process and How a Party Nominates a Presidential Candidate
Time: Tuesday, January 26, 5:30 p.m.
Speaker: Andrew Riplinger, Consulate Officer
The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election season has already officially begun. But the process can be confusing: Who is running for President? How will the political parties in the U.S.A. select their candidate(s)? Come find out more about the political parties and their primary process in our ongoing series on the 2016 U.S.A. Presidential elections – and bring your friends!

Pathway to the MBA
Time: Wednesday, January 27, 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Brian Jauregui – University of Redlands
Come discover what American universities are looking for in a student and what the expectations are once you are in an MBA program. This can be your first step to the life changing experience of earning an MBA!

Psychological Trauma
Time: Thursday, January 28, 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: James Keim, Fulbright Specialist, West Virginia Career College
Come learn about psychological trauma, why can’t we avoid it, and what to do during and after facing traumatic events. Bring your questions!