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The Graduate Students’ Guide to Personal Finance

Are you ready to take the next step with your finances as a stipend-receiving graduate student? Do you want to learn how to allocate your money more optimally, break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, build up savings, and/or begin investing? This seminar teaches graduate students who receive stipends how they can develop positive lifelong financial habits and increase their net worth while still in school. The topics covered in this seminar are: financial values and goals, budgeting, taxes, saving, investing, and debt repayment. The presenter is Emily Roberts, who holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and is the founder of the websites Grad Student Finances and Ph.D. Stipends.

Please bring a laptop to this event and register no later than Sept. 26.

Meet Your Major Fair

The Meet Your Major Fair is for current WSU students who are exploring majors offered on WSU – Pullman campus. All majors are represented by a combination of professional advisors, faculty, student ambassadors, and recruitment specialists. Students from all exploring programs are invited to participate. If you, or a representative from your degree program, will be attending this event, please RSVP no later than Friday, September 2 to Alicia Woodard at

International Education Week

International Students’ Council’s International Education Week: International Art and Culture is a series of events and activities taking place across WSU – Pullman campus:

Monday, Sept. 19

  • International Foods Bake Sale and Henna Tattoos – CUB from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Women in Gold – CUE 203 @ 7 p.m.
    • The true story of an elderly Jewish refugee living in Los Angeles, who, together with her young lawyer, fought the government of Austria for almost a decade to reclaim Gustav Klimt’s iconic painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, the “Woman in Gold” which was stolen from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna just before World War II.  This legal battle resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the Republic of Austria. An intriguing and thought-provoking movie that will keep you in suspense.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

  • International Foods Bake Sale and Henna Tattoos – CUB from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Ferdinand’s Tours and Free Ice Cream – Tours starting @ 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
  • International Professional Sharing Night – Todd Hospitality @ 6 p.m.
    • Enjoy a catered dinner while WSU international professionals share their experiences and have the opportunity to visit with the speakers in a intimate setting.  RSVP required

Wednesday, Sept. 21

  • Sketch Wednesday with Ildikó Kalapács – CUB Art Gallery at 12 p.m.
  • IEW Keynote Address: Ildikó Kalapács – CUB Auditorium at 5 p.m.
    • Ildikó Kalapács is a Hungarian American visual artist and folk dancer currently living in the United States. Her experiences living in both socialist and capitalist countries, have given her an appreciation of diversity.  Despite the importance of seeking cultural uniqueness in this era of globalization, she recognizes our common experiences through her artwork.

Thursday, Sept. 22

  • Parade and Walking International Fashion Show – Begins at the CUB and ends at the Museum of Art @ 12 p.m.
  • Museum of Art Installation (Northwest Alternative Comics, Artist Meet-&-Greet, and Vault Tours) – Museum of art/ WSU from 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Drawing Jam – Rico’s from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Join in with comic artists from the NW Alternative Comics exhibit to create a brand new Pullman comic strip!

Friday, Sept. 23

  • International Cheese and Chocolate Tasting – Global Scholar Hall at 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Party and Art in the Park – Reaney Park from 12 – 6 p.m.
    • International food, art, music and dance presented by the International Students’ Council in collaboration with the WSU Museum of Art, Department of Fine Arts, WSU Children’s Center, International Programs, and the International Development Club.

A Global Crisis: Life in Fragile States and the Effects of Mass Migration

GlobalWA, along with leaders from AmeriCares, International Rescue Committee and Oxfam America, is hosting a panel discussion event to address their roles in the current crisis of displacement, the challanges and opportunities that lie ahead.

  • Panelists:
    • Anne Peterson, Senior Vice President of Global Programs, AmeriCares.
    • Jonathan Scanlon, Senior Advocacy Advisor, Oxfam America.
    • Nicky Smith, Executive Director, IRC Seattle.
  • Moderator: Resat Kasaba, Director, Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies, University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies.
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Rotary Club of Pullman BBQ and Ice Cream Social

In conjunction with the Rotary Club of Pullman BBQ, the Washington State Office of International Programs will hold an ice cream social. The event is open to international students and scholars, as well as returning study abroad students.

Peace Car

Peace Car
The Peace Corps Peace Car is on a 13-state West Region tour this summer that includes a visit to Washington State University. Stop by and have your picture taken with the car and learn more about the Peace Corps. Vice President for International Programs Dr. Asif Chaudhry will be in attendance.

Rotary Spaghetti Feed

The Pullman Rotary Club will be hosting its annual spaghetti feed in Pullman’s Lincoln Middle School cafeteria. Funds raised for this event will go toward service projects in Pullman and the annual international students barbecue. Regular admission $8, children 10 and under $5.

Fulbright Forum

Washington State University President Dan Bernardo, Vice President for Research Chris Keane, Vice President for International Programs Asif Chaudhry, and Graduate School Dean William Andrefsky will headline the 2016 Fulbright Academy Forum.

The WSU administrators will speak and be on hand to answer questions during the event. Refreshments will be provided.

The event is open to anyone on campus interested in learning more about faculty, student, and professional Fulbright opportunities.

One of WSU’s primary goals is to apply knowledge through local and global engagement that will improve quality of life and enhance the economy of the state, nation, and world. The WSU Fulbright Academy helps the University achieve this goal by:

• increasing opportunities for faculty, students, and international partners to engage in intercultural exchange and outreach;
• building upon current and emerging areas of research excellence;
• growing WSU’s international reputation;
• increasing the University’s global presence and worldwide impact.

A panel discussion that includes Dr. Thomas Preston will be part of the forum to help attendees learn more about the Fulbright program and how they can become a part of it. Preston received a Fulbright Senior Scholar award in 2010 from the U.S. State Department and the Fulbright New Zealand Programme. He served on the U.S. Regional Peer Review Committee for U.S. Fulbright Applicants to New Zealand from 2011-14. He is a C.O. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at WSU and is the Director of M.A. in Global Justice and Security Studies program.

Japanese Career Fair

The Global Career Partners, Inc., will be hosting a Japanese Career Fair that will provide students with Japanese companies that are in search of bilingual students, having opportunities for internships, how to write a resume in Japanese, and how to do your best in a Japanese interview. The seminar will be held in Japanese and there will be extra seminars on other Japanese business related topics. Please register in advance.