Message to faculty? Global Affairs Club — please consider helping us

Dear faculty,

My name is Sarah Burkhard and I am the president of the Global Affairs Club.There are 2 important reasons I am approaching you; please consider helping us out with one or the other, if your schedule allows:

1) We are looking for a volunteer for a Q/A session at our next meeting, Thursday Feb 5, 10.00 – 10.30 am . The general theme is “The World This Year”. I picture students asking questions about global economy, upcoming challenges, shifts in power positions , elections etc.

2) We are looking for a faculty member to be our official supervisor at one of the upcoming events our club would love to attend.  Global Affairs

Turkey’s Economic Transition and Transatlantic Relations
When: Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC

Asia Conference: China in the Middle East
When: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 – 9:00am – 6 pm ( We can choose               which panel to attend though and don’t have to stay all day!)
Where: U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC

China’s emerging role in the Middle East is expanding in tandem with Beijing’s burgeoning economic, political, and to a lesser extent, military interests in the region. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Georgetown University Center for Security Studies on Tuesday, Feb. 17, for a daylong conference to discuss these dynamics and their ramifications.

Our 1st Annual “Souper Bowl” fundraiser was a success!

Our 1st Annual “Souper Bowl” fundraiser was a success! The event raised $471 to help the AL Campus Helping Hands Fund*.
100% of the donations go straight to our students in need!

Our taste-testing competition was a tight one with over 170 total votes submitted. Congrats to our Master Chef Winner STB faculty Hong Nguyen for her “out of this world” chicken soup! 123

Didn’t get a chance to get some soup? For a minimum $5 donation, you can get seventeen (yes, 17!) delicious soup recipes just in time for the Super Bowl or a cold weather day. If you are interested in the recipes and/or donating to Helping Hands, you can visit the provost office for more information.

Special thanks to the 17 faculty/staff who cooked up their masterpiece soup recipes!

Master Chefs:

  • Andrea Bilson – Gumbo
  • Courtney Bland – Chili
  • Ron Buchanan – Italian Wedding Soup
  • Rebecca Comfort – Potato and Sausage
  • Matt Fox – Cream of Chicken & Broccoli
  • Katie Hoskins – Italian Wedding Soup
  • Ella Gilliam – White Bean ChiliIMG_1819
  • Michelle Jerney-Davis – Turkey Chili
  • Jane Madden – 15 Bean Soup
  • Abid Mahmood – Shortcut Chili w Beef
  • Hong Nguyen – Chicken Soup
  • Walt Okon – Chili
  • Kirstin Riddick – Chicken & Wild Rice
  • Maggie Emblom-Callahan– Lentil Soup
  • Cindy Smith -Chili
  • Cheryl Smart –Spicy Thai Noodle Soup
  • Frances Villagran-Glover –Spicy Sausage Lentil Soup

Thursday, February 12th 11:30-1:00pm AA-158  “Treats for the Sweet” Dessert fundraiser for Helping Hands.  Be on the lookout for an email  to sign-up.

Our goal is to raise $2000 by the end of the semester! Monthly themed fundraisers will be held through May,

*Helping Hands: The Alexandria Helping Hands fund is administered by the Alexandria Provost Office through the NOVA Educational Foundation. The primary purpose of Helping Hands is to provide emergency assistance for book purchases. Other funds may be awarded on a case-by-case basis.

International Club First Meeting

Hello students,

I hope everyone has a great break. The International Club will start the first meeting in this semester.International Club First Meeting (1)-page0001

We welcome everyone to come and join us in the meeting. We have various topics to discuss on every meeting, such as international issues, country presentation. Campus and community service events are also parts of discussion.

This is a good place to meet and make friend with people who come from all over the world. We are looking forward to see you in the first meeting.

Food and snack will be provided during the meetings. If you have any question, please contact: