International Student 2010

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Friday, August 13th 2010

-5 Social Initiatives from Argie Manolis of "Office of Community Engagement

-Community of Morris:
#1 Arts & Culture Initiative
#2 Elder Partnership Initiative
#3 Youth Partnership Initiative
#4 Sustainable Living Initiative
*see Foods
#5 Social Responsibility Initiative
-Financial: Home, Housing, etc...
Business, Corporate, Economics, etc..
*see Common Cup
& Morris Theatre

-Evening Activity

Stevens County Fair (no pictures)

Saturday, August 14th 2010

-Dragon Boat Races in Starbuck

UMM International Students at the Dragon Boat Races (Meet #2)in Starbuck

Sunday, August 15th 2010

Classroom: 1-College Life Rules (w/Nancy): Classroom: 2-College Life Challenges (w/Sal):

GoodnewsUMM's International Student Orientation 2010 Classes album on Photobucket

Evening Activities:

-Pomme De Terre Park
-Bowling at Crystal Lanes Entertainment Center
-Stevens County Fair (no show)

Monday, August 16th 2010

-Class: Pre-Power Point Presentation (Smalls Groups: Read Articles)

Tuesday, August 16th 2010

-Class: Power Point Presentation (Oral Speaking Skills-Rubic Peer Scoring Evaluating)

-Visited the various community initiatives (5 total) throughout Morris and the surrounding communities:

#2-Farm in Starbuck
#3-Elderly at Living Legacy, Ltd.
#4-Housing: Habitat for Humanity

Wednesday, August 16th 2010

-Morning: "Preparing Picnic Potluck: How to Write Recipes" (Mitch G.)

-Noon Lunch with Faculty

-Afternoon: Chapter #9-Plagiarism(Book & Lab); English: Writing

-Evening Activity: Visited 5 Community Initiatives

Thursday, August 16th 2010

-Morning Activity: Chapter #9-Plagiarism(Book & Lab); English: Writing

-Afternoon Activity: "Culture Shock" (e.g. GLBT, Racial, Prejudice/Discrimination=> RESPECT!!!)

-Evening Activity: Visited 5 Community Initiatives

Friday, August 20th 2010

-ESL Class Evaluations

-Journal Writing

-UMM International Student Picnic Potluck at East Site Park


  • International Students' Immersion into Community Service August 19

  • " 61 International Students are finding out about their University and the City it belongs to, in a three day immersion into community service.
    Argie Manolis is the coordinator of the Office of Student Engagement at the University of Minnesota, Morris. She says the projects vary from picking potatoes at a local farm to folding 1000 paper cranes for an arts center.
    Tonight the students will say goodbye to their 5 volunteer posts leaving behind the fruits of their industry and taking with them U.M.M.'s mission of community service, and hopefully friendly faces to say hello to as their year alone in a new country progresses.

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