9:30am – 10:00 am Parade of Flags (HUB Fireplace Lounge) ~ Show your Global Citizenry and carry a flag for this celebration of unity at PSU!
10:00 am –11:00 am International Coffee Hour ~ Kick off 2013 International Education Week at PSU with the Parade of Flags in the HUB Fireplace Lounge, followed by free Global Coffee in the Center of Global Engagement at 10am (Sponsored by GEO, ELS and CGE).
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Globalizing PSU through the Eyes of ELS (HUB Fireplace Lounge) with Dr. Gonzalo Isidro-Bruno ~ Join us for a review of success stories of the ELS graduate students that have become PSU students.
7:00pm-8:30pm Shantigarbha Lecture(Boyd 144), FREE, open to campus community ~ In celebration of PSU’s International Week, Shantigarbha, a certified NVC international trainer, will be offering campus and community events. Nonviolent Communication (NVC), also called ‘Compassionate Communication,’ is a communication process first developed in the 1960’s by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, a clinical psychologist and student of Carl Rogers. The purpose of NVC is to strengthen our ability to inspire compassion from others and to respond compassionately to others and to ourselves. Through its emphasis on deep listening, NVC fosters respect, attentiveness and empathy, and engenders a mutual desire to give from the heart. The form is simple, yet powerfully transformative. NVC creates a path for healing and reconciliation in its many applications, including education, healthcare, social services, interpersonal relationships and parenting, organizational settings, prisons, law enforcement, government, and mediation. It has been utilized in peace building programs in conflict zones such as Rwanda, Nigeria, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Serbia, Croatia, Ireland, Israel and Palestine, and the Middle East. Shantigarbha is author of a forthcoming book “A Path To Empathy: The Art of Compassionate Connection.” Visit his website at SeedofPeace.org.