Intercultural Studies Department Events


Graduate School Events

Spring Commissioning Service for May Graduates: April 30: 12:00-1:50pm.  All current students within the department are welcome to come and celebrate with the graduates!  If graduates have family in town, they are welcome to attend.  No cost.  RSVP by Friday, April 25 to Shirley Handy.

Commencement Information:
Friday, May 9
9:30am        Rehearsal for Graduate Students, Buswell Library
7:30pm        Commencement Celebration Concert, Edman Memorial Chapel

Saturday, May 10
12:30pm       Graduate Students & Family - Faculty Reception, Edman East Wing and lawn
3:00pm         Graduate Student Commencement, Edman Memorial Chapel

After the ceremony, Intercultural Studies Department will meet afterwards on the south side of Edman Plaza (near Pierce Chapel) for final good-byes and photo opportunities.

Sunday, May 11
9:00am        Baccalaureate Service, Edman Memorial Chapel, Speaker: President Philip Ryken  

Intercultural Studies Forum Dates

  • January 15
  • January 29
  • February 12
  • February 26
  • March 19
  • April 2
  • April 16
  • April 30



TESOL 2014: International Convention & English Language ExpoTESOL Conference OR

Location: Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon
                Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
Dates: March 26-29, 2014
**Early Registration deadline: Feb. 3**

"As the largest organization focused exclusively on English language teaching for speakers of other languages, TESOL annually hosts more than 6,500 people from across the United States and around the world at the international convention. Educators at all levels attend to find a productive exchange of ideas and information and to feel the embrace of a dynamic professional community."

North Central Region’s Annual EMS Conference 



Location: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
Date: April 5, 2014
** Early Registration Deadline: March 26**
Time: 8:00am - 4:45pm

This annual conference that regularly draws 250-300 missionaries, professors, and mission students from across the Midwest. This year's track topics include: Diaspora Missiology, Orality and Missions, Historical Issues in Missions, and Missiological Reflections on 21st Century. Mission Strategies.

Chicagoland's 9th Annual ESL Ministry Conference Moody

Location: Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
Date: April 12, 2014
Time: 7:45 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

The theme this year is “Building Cross-Cultural Relationships Through ESL”. The conference will include a plenary address and over a dozen practical workshops led by veteran ESL teachers and professors who will address a broad range of topics.


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