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1 Welcome to SIS The School of International Studies is Pacific’s window to the world. Through international and interdisciplinary immersion, we prepare students to succeed in a variety of global professions.

2 Study Abroad 2010/11

3 Samantha Phillips in Ecuador

4 Jessica Garland in China & Devon Blount in Costa Rica

5 Mike Dux in Japan

6 Alana Pennington in Chile & Alex Kutac in Senegal

7 Katie Bella in China

8 Andrew Basham in London & Caroline Fantozzi in Peru

9 Cherish Ignacio in South Korea

10 Elizabeth Croisetiere in France & Emily Veeh in Argentina

11 Christopher Benton in Italy

12 Evelyn Zucker in Morocco & Hunter Tanous in Syria

13 David Allen in Japan

14 Emma Cohen in Chile & Kimberly Hargrave in Peru

15 Erik West in China

16 Joseph Styers in Japan & Kristal Leonard in China

17 Kassi Talbot in Peru

18 Lorna Crenshaw in China & Margaret Truong in Japan

19 Lauren DeValle in Morocco

20 Olga Gumenyuk in United States & Perry Lopez in Dominican Republic

21 SIS Student Accomplishments 2010/11

22 SIS seniors David Allen and Joseph Styers earned Fulbright awards to South Korea

23 One out of three graduating seniors in SIS this year graduated cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude

24 100% of SIS seniors, led by Kimberly Hargrave and Samantha Phillips, contributed to the University senior class gift. The topped all other units at Pacific at far.

25 Senior Jessica Garland was named Greek Woman of the Year for 2011

26 Five graduating SIS seniors were members of Phi Beta Kappa

27 SIS senior Hunter Tanous was named the 2011 Faith Davies Outstanding Student Leader

28 Three SIS seniors were members of Phi Kappa Phi

29 SIS junior Maya Campbell-Unsoeld and SIS Professor Annie Richard earned the 2011 Dreyfus Foundation Award for Student Research for their proposal on Activism and Organization in Community Agriculture Waiting for Maya’s Picture

30 SIS Senior Erik West earned the University award for best student of modern languages - Chinese

31 SIS Freshman Marvin Morazan and Cassie Winkel won awards to the 2011 Council of World Affairs conference in San Francisco Waiting for Marvin’s pic

32 School of International Studies Tuesday World Forums, Career Talks, SIS Student Presentations & Distinguished Scholar Lecture

33 SIS Distinguished Scholar Lecture Authors and Journalist Charles C. Mann “1493: How Globalization Began” Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Pacific Theatre 6:00 p.m. CHARLES C. MANN’s most recent book, 1491, won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Keck award for the best book of the year. A Correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, Science, and Wired, he has covered the intersection of science, technology, and commerce for many newspapers and magazines here and abroad, including BioScience, The Boston Globe, Fortune, Geo (Germany), The New York Times (magazine, op-ed, book review), Panorama (Italy), Paris- Match (France), Quark (Japan), Smithsonian, Der Stern (Germany), Technology Review, Vanity Fair and The Washington Post (magazine, op-ed, book review). In addition to 1491, he has co-written four other books: The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in 20th-Century Physics (1986; rev. ed., 1995); The Aspirin Wars: Money, Medicine, and 100 Years of Rampant Competition (1991), Noah’s Choice: The Future of Endangered Species (1995), Large: The Strange Case of the Internet’s Biggest Invasion (1998). He has also written for CD-ROMs, HBO, and the television show Law and Order, and was the text editorial coordinator for the internationally best- selling photographic projects Material World (1994), Women in the Material World (1996), and Hungry Planet (2005). A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he has received writing awards from the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Physics, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Margaret Sanger Foundation and the Lannan Foundation (a 2006 Literary Fellowship). He is now working on a companion volume to 1491; an early excerpt appeared in National Geographic in May 2007.

34 Fall 2011 School of International Studies Tuesday World Forums Professor Keith Hatschek Conservatory of Music “Freedom Sounds: Polish Responses to the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s 1958 State Department Tour“ Tuesday, September 13, :00 p.m. George Wilson Hall

35 Fall 2011 School of International Studies Tuesday World Forums Professor Niru Yadav School of International Studies “Economic Implications of the Informal Sector in Developing Countries” Tuesday, October 11, :00 p.m. George Wilson Hall

36 Fall 2011 School of International Studies Tuesday World Forums John Stucky, MA, MLIS Museum Librarian San Francisco Asian Art Museum “Full Circles: One Man’s Journey from Studying Abroad in Japan to a Life in Asian Art” Tuesday, November 8, :00 p.m. George Wilson Hall

37 Fall 2011 School of International Studies Career Talks Susan Weiner, Ph.D. Pacific Fellowship Advisor “Strategies for the Scholarship Application Process” Tuesday, September 6, :00 p.m. George Wilson Hall

38 Fall 2011 School of International Studies Career Talks Shira Blatt Recruitment Director Teach for America Tuesday, September 27, :00 p.m. George Wilson Hall

39 Fall 2011 School of International Studies Career Talks Professor Arturo Giraldez Graduate School Panel Tuesday, October 18, :00 p.m. George Wilson Hall

40 Fall 2011 School of International Studies Career Talks Bhoj Rai Peace Corps Tuesday, November 1, :00 p.m. George Wilson Hall

41 Fall 2011 School of International Studies Career Talks Devin Lueddeke Monterey Institute of International Studies Graduate School Tuesday, November 15, :00 p.m. George Wilson Hall

42 Fall 2011 School of International Studies Student Presentation Darya Ramanova Exchange Student/Study Abroad American Univesity in Bulgaria Tuesday, November 15, :00 p.m. George Wilson Hall

43 Pacific’s Model United Nations Team is recruiting students from all majors The School of International Studies (SIS) is looking for students to join the Pacific Model United Nations Team(MUN). The team will travel to Washington, DC during the fall semester to attend the National Model United Nations conference. This conference is unique in that it hosts over 500 university participants from around the world at our nation’s capitol. Student’s meeting the following criteria are eligible to compete for a spot on Pacific’s team: 1.Minimum Pacific GPA of 3.0 at the end of the spring 2011 semester; 2.One free academic unit to enroll in the MUN course (details below); & 3.Availability to attend the full conference (Thurs., Oct. 20 th through Sun., Oct. 23 rd, 2011) To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by the end of business on September 6, 2011 to Kathleen Hastings at George Wilson Hall. For more information, please contact Howard Moseley at or Kathleen Hastings at or

44 September 9 What’s Next for you after SIS? September 16 Writing Effective Resumes September 30 Acing Your Interview & New Strategies for an Effective Job Search CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR SIS SENIORS Sessions will be held on Friday afternoons 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in George Wilson Hall. They are offered at no cost to you! To register, see Kathleen Hastings or at

45 Where are they now? Hunter Tanous - Regional Coordinator, Franchise Development at Backpack Farm in Nairobi, Kenya Kim Hargrave - Kim in the University of the Pacific’s Master of Arts Program in Educational Administration and Leadership, with a Graduate Assistantship in Sustainability. David Allen - David is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to South Korea, where he is working as a English teaching assistant. Kristal Leonard - Kristal is attending Temple University’s Beasley School of Law on an Honor’s Merit Scholarship.


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