International

International Students at Murray State University, Facebook

There isn't a typical day at Murray State University's Institute for International Studies says Claire Alcott Dunning. She's an International Student Counselor and when she's not doing social media work for the program, she's booking trips around the world, representing the university to prospective students. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Dunning about what it's like traveling the world and her upcoming trip this October.

Traveling to Pakistan

Murray State University's Institute for International Studies recruits students to Murray State and addresses their needs, offers an English as a Second Language program, and manages the University's Education Abroad program. As of this Tuesday, Fall Enrollment counts 824 international students on campus: 468 in undergraduate programs, 344 in graduate programs. On Sounds Good, we meet one of the graduate students: David Song of Seoul, South Korea.

Stacie Berdan, International Career Expert, Facebook

Raising Global Children is the newest book of author, business executive and international careers expert Stacie Berdan who presents strategies and tactics for success in a global marketplace at WKCTC this evening. Berdan says its important for everyone in today's workplace to become global thinkers, whether working abroad or bringing global thinking into your workplace. She shares some of her experiences working with multi-national clients with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

Carmen Lowry's humanitarian work with the International Rescue Committee has recently taken her to Lebanon and Iraqi Kurdistan. Her focus is programming involving social change, empowerment, and addressing gender-based violence. She visits Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to speak about her work.

"You know, I think what really drives me in this work is this notion that we can really make a difference, that we can create a world where people are valued, a world where, in particular, women are valued, where we don't have that level of violence."

Hopkinsville iFest Celebrates Global Heritage

Jan 23, 2014
Hopkinsville International Festival, Facebook

 Hopkinsville's annual international festival celebrates global heritage with music, performances, food and activities for all ages. Mary Migala of iFest Hopkinsville joins us during Sounds Good to talk about the International Festival March 7 and 8 at the James E. Bruce Convention center. 

Dr. Tim Johns of Murray State's English and Philosophy Department previews the spring lineup for their Cinema International film series, which includes recent award-winning films from Belgium, South Korea, China, Israel, Norway, and more. Kid With a Bike showed last weekend (January 16-18), this week (January 23-25) is the South Korean big-budget western film The Good, The Bad, The Weird.

All this week, Murray State celebrates its global education mission with special guests, discussions, and performances. Institute for International Studies' Associate Director for Education Abroad Melanie McCallon joins us to explore activities you might enjoy. This weekend, activities include workshops on immigration, Chinese culture, and dragons; Brazilian music and Samba dance, food from around the world, and more!

See more on Murray State's website.

Hopkinsville International Festival Facebook Page

On Sounds Good, we welcomed Yasamin Ausenbaugh,Director of Christian County Cares 2015. She outlined the events of the International Festival in Hopkinsville at the JEB Convention Center, March 15 & 16. featuring international foods, a global village, international performers from Indian to American, performing Tribal Belly Dance to the Nyama Drum Ensemble. The performers come from the Global Education Center in Nashville. Click here for more information about the festival.