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1 JANUARY 2018 GONE GLOBAL A Semester Update of the Global Living-Learning Community WHAT'S IN THIS ISSUE Director's Column Starting My New Chapter with Books and Beyond Breakfast From Around the World The C in the GLLC Meet the GLLC Administrators DIRECTOR'S COLUMN BY ALEX LICHTENSTEIN As we begin a new semester at the new GLLC, I want to take this opportunity to offer a renewed welcome to all GLLC students, Global Village and Foster International alumni, Advisory Board members, and other GLLC friends, family, and associates. new in global affairs, in the U.S., or indeed right here in Indiana. Still, the intense wave of denigration expressed towards the idea of difference seems more generalized, more virulent, and more pronounced than I have ever seen in my own lifetime. The GLLC experiment in living and learning couldn t come at more perilous and important moment. We live in a world in which politicians see fit to seek partisan advantage through fanning extremism, hate, and xenophobia. As a historian, I am well aware this is nothing Thus, our small efforts to build a community of 120 students, dedicated to the principle of sharing the world s great diversity of languages, cultures, religions, ethnic traditions, political beliefs, sexual orientations, and more can have a big impact. (continued on page 2)

2 G O N E G L O B A L P A G E 2 DIRECTOR'S COLUMN C O N T I N U E D F R O M P A G E 1 O u r r e s i d e n t s, f r o m m a n y b a c k g r o u n d s a n d m a n y n a t i o n s, l i v e, w o r k, a n d p l a y t o g e t h e r s o t h e y c a n e x p e r i e n c e, e m b r a c e, a n d c e l e b r a t e d i f f e r e n c e, n o t h i d e f r o m i t. O u r 8 0 d o m e s t i c s t u d e n t s h a v e m u c h t o l e a r n f r o m l i v i n g w i t h i n t e r n a t i o n a l s t u d e n t s f r o m a d o z e n o r m o r e c o u n t r i e s. F o r t h e i r p a r t, o u r 4 0 i n t e r n a t i o n a l s t u d e n t s c a n l o o k t o t h e i r d o r m - m a t e s f o r h e l p n a v i g a t i n g t h e t e r r a i n o f a f o r e i g n c o u n t r y t h a t i s, t h e U. S. O f c o u r s e, U. S. - b a s e d s t u d e n t s q u i c k l y d i s c o v e r t h a t i n t e r n a t i o n a l s t u d e n t s m a y h a v e t h e c o m m o n e x p e r i e n c e o f s t u d y i n g i n a s t r a n g e l a n d, y e t m u c h e l s e m a y s e p a r a t e t h e m. S o m e m a y b e d e v o u t M u s l i m s, w h i l e o t h e r s m a y c o m e f r o m a n I s l a m i c c o u n t r y a n d y e t r e m a i n s e c u l a r. S o m e m a y h a i l f r o m a l a n d g o v e r n e d b y a C o m m u n i s t P a r t y, a n d y e t i n t h e i r h e a r t s e m b r a c e m a r k e t v a l u e s m u c h m o r e t h a n a n y A m e r i c a n s t u d e n t. O t h e r s m a y c o m e f r o m a c o u n t r y l i k e M e x i c o, a s s o c i a t e d b y m a n y N o r t h A m e r i c a n s w i t h r u r a l b a c k w a r d n e s s, a n d y e t b e f a r m o r e u r b a n e t h a n s t u d e n t s r a i s e d i n t h e r u r a l M i d w e s t. Students enjoy breakfast for dinner before final exams M e a n w h i l e, t h e f o r e i g n s t u d e n t s, s o d i v e r s e i n t h e i r o w n e x p e r i e n c e s a n d b a c k g r o u n d s, h a v e a l s o l e a r n e d t h a t t h e r e i s n o s i n g l e k i n d o f A m e r i c a n l i v i n g i n t h e G L L C. I n d e e d, w e h o p e t h e y h a v e d i s c o v e r e d t h a t t o b e a n A m e r i c a n i s o r a t l e a s t s h o u l d b e t o b o t h r e c o g n i z e a n d a c c e p t d i f f e r e n c e. M o r e o f t e n t h a n n o t, t h i s p o s s i b i l i t y n o t w i t h o u t f r i c t i o n h a s c o m e i n t o v i e w i n A m e r i c a s b i g c i t i e s. T h a t s w h y o u r s i g n a t u r e s t u d e n t t r i p i n W i n t e r w i l l b e a w e e k e n d i n C h i c a g o, a p l a c e w h e r e o v e r t h e c o u r s e o f t h e p a s t y e a r s m u l t i p l e w a v e s o f i m m i g r a n t s t o t h e U. S. h a v e m a d e t h e i r m a r k, l e a r n i n g t o l i v e t o g e t h e r a s b e s t t h e y c a n. I n a f e w s h o r t m o n t h s t h e G L L C h a s f o u n d i t s f o o t i n g. W e h a v e a d i v e r s e E x e c u t i v e C o u n c i l i n p l a c e, o n e t h a t s e e k s t o p r o v i d e e x c i t i n g a n d w o r t h w h i l e p r o g r a m m i n g o f i n t e r e s t t o a l l o f o u r s t u d e n t s. O u r a d m i n i s t r a t i v e t e a m m y s e l f, V e r a M a r i n o v a, P e t e r R o e t h, C h r i s t i e R u a r k a r e w o r k i n g i n c o n c e r t t o b u i l d a s t r o n g e r c o m m u n i t y. W e h a v e e s t a b l i s h e d a n A d v i s o r y B o a r d t h a t c o n n e c t s t h e G L L C t o m u l t i p l e c o n s t i t u e n c i e s a r o u n d t h e u n i v e r s i t y. O u r c u l t u r e c l u s t e r s a r e g o i n g s t r o n g, a n d w e h a v e b e g u n t o p r o g r a m s o m e m a j o r e v e n t s f o r s p r i n g , i n c l u d i n g t h e C h i c a g o t r i p. A b o v e a l l, w e c o n t i n u e t o s e e k w a y s t o m a k e s u r e t h a t d o m e s t i c a n d i n t e r n a t i o n a l s t u d e n t s d o n o t j u s t p a s s o n e a n o t h e r i n t h e h a l l o n t h e w a y t o c l a s s. W e w a n t t h e m t o l e a r n t o l i v e t o g e t h e r, i n e v e r y s e n s e o f t h e w o r d. A f t e r a l l, o u t i n t h e w o r l d, b e y o n d t h e u n i v e r s i t y, a n y t h i n g l e s s m a y m e a n n o t l i v i n g a t a l l. P l e a s e j o i n u s i n t h i s e s s e n t i a l m i s s i o n i n a n y w a y y o u c a n.

3 G O N E G L O B A L P A G E 3 STARTING MY NEW CHAPTER WITH BOOKS AND BEYOND B Y N E E L I K A S D O R F A s e v e r y f r e s h m a n i s t o l d a t o r i e n t a t i o n, I U o f f e r s j u s t a b o u t a n y t h i n g y o u c a n i m a g i n e w i t h o v e r s t u d e n t o r g a n i z a t i o n s ; t h e p r o b l e m i s d e c i d i n g w h i c h o n e s t o j o i n. W e l c o m e W e e k i s a s t o r m o f r e c r u i t i n g i n f o r m a t i o n a n d t e m p t i n g f r e e f o o d, b u t n o t a l l s t u d e n t o r g a n i z a t i o n s a r e t h e s a m e. I w a n t e d s o m e t h i n g m o r e t h a n j u s t a f e w m e e t i n g s a n d m o r e e m a i l s t o r e a d. I l e a r n e d a b o u t B o o k s a n d B e y o n d a t t h e f i r s t G L L C B r e a k f a s t f r o m a r o u n d t h e W o r l d. B & B p a r t n e r s w i t h l o c a l B l o o m i n g t o n s c h o o l s a n d K a b w e n d e P r i m a r y S c h o o l i n R w a n d a t o c r e a t e a n d d e l i v e r b o o k s t o s t u d e n t s e x p e r i e n c i n g a b o o k f a m i n e. T h e s t o r i e s a r e a i m e d t o f a c i l i t a t e E n g l i s h - l e a r n i n g f o r t h e R w a n d a n s t u d e n t s. F r o m t h e s t a r t I k n e w t h a t I h a d f o u n d a s t u d e n t o r g a n i z a t i o n t h a t s e t i t s e l f a w a y f r o m t h e r e s t, o n e t h a t t r u l y m a k e s a d i f f e r e n c e. I d e c i d e d t o j o i n t h e W r i t i n g P a r t n e r s T e a m b e c a u s e I l o v e g r a m m a r a n d, w e l l, w r i t i n g. T h e W r i t i n g T e a m v i s i t s t w o B l o o m i n g t o n s c h o o l s, t h e H a r m o n y S c h o o l a n d t h e P r o j e c t S c h o o l, t o p r o v i d e w o r k s h o p s t o h e l p t h e t h i r d a n d f o u r t h g r a d e r s c o m e u p w i t h i d e a s f o r t h e i r s u b m i s s i o n s. B e f o r e a n y w r i t i n g s t a r t s, s o m e i n t r o d u c t i o n s t o R w a n d a n c u l t u r e a r e g i v e n. T h e k i d s t h e n w r i t e s e n t e n c e s a n d d r a w p i c t u r e s t h a t c a n b e u s e d t o t e a c h c o r e i d e a s s u c h a s n u m b e r s a n d l e t t e r s. T h i s e d i t i o n s t h e m e i s m y f i r s t t i m e. T h e k i d s g e t t o w r i t e a b o u t t h e i r e x p e r i e n c e s t h a t t h e y w a n t t o s h a r e w i t h t h e s t u d e n t s i n R w a n d a a n d h e l p t h e m l e a r n E n g l i s h t h r o u g h s e n t e n c e s m a t c h e d w i t h i l l u s t r a t i o n s. O n c e t h e s e n t e n c e s a n d p i c t u r e s h a v e b e e n c o m p i l e d t h e y w i l l b e s e n t t o t h e C o l l a b o r a t i n g T e a m t o f o r m a t a n d e d i t t h e p i e c e s i n t o a c o h e s i v e b o o k. T h e f i n a l i z e d, p r i n t e d c o p i e s o f T h e W o r l d i s O u r H o m e a r e d i s t r i b u t e d t o t h e s t u d e n t s a t t h e K a b w e n d e H o l i d a y C a m p d u r i n g t h e s u m m e r. I l o v e B & B b e c a u s e o f h o w i t c o n n e c t s d i f f e r e n t p a r t s o f t h e w o r l d i n s u c h a f u n a n d c r e a t i v e w a y. M a n y o f t h e B l o o m i n g t o n c h i l d r e n a r e e x c i t e d t o b e a p a r t o f t h e p u b l i c a t i o n p r o c e s s, a n d t h e c h i l d r e n i n R w a n d a g e t t h e b e n e f i t o f r e c e i v i n g e d u c a t i o n a l E n g l i s h m a t e r i a l s f o r t h e i r l a n g u a g e l e a r n i n g. I e n j o y g e t t i n g t o b r a i n s t o r m w i t h t h e k i d s a n d a s s i s t i n g t h e m i n m a k i n g t h e i r i d e a s c o m e t o l i f e o n p a p e r. K n o w i n g t h a t I h a v e b e e n a p a r t o f a p o s i t i v e e x p e r i e n c e t h a t w i l l h e l p o t h e r s a c r o s s a n o c e a n, I a m p r o u d t o b e a m e m b e r o f B & B. Books and Beyond volunteers celebrate the beginning of the year

4 GONE GLOBAL PAGE 4 BREAKFAST FROM AROUND THE WORLD BY AMANE MACHIDA I hope that those who attended the international breakfast in October enjoyed the Japanese cuisine that I prepared according to my home culture. That menu rice ball, simmered Hijiki seaweed, vegetables, pickles, and miso soup definitely appears on breakfast tables in Japan. However, nowadays, most people in Japan have Western food rather than Japanese food for breakfast. Eating bread for breakfast is somewhat popular because it s easy. Toasting bread only takes a couple of minutes while cooking rice takes more than 30 minutes. Putting cereal in the bowl or just grabbing a banana takes much less time. In the busy morning, some people choose to have nonjapanese breakfast to get as much sleep as possible! In the morning, people often drink coffee to wake them up. However, rice and its Japanese side dishes definitely do not taste good with coffee. As you know, coffee and bread match perfectly fine, so that also may be the reason why European style breakfast is becoming popular in Japan. Actually, my family regularly enjoys coffee in the morning with bread or cereal. For Breakfast From Around the World, I did not want to do popular European breakfast in Japan for the event, but the first possible breakfast menu that came into my head was pizza toast! Of course, I do enjoy rice in the morning. A bowl of rice covered with raw egg and soy sauce is my favorite, but I was not sure if American eggs are safe enough to be eaten raw. Students prepare breakfast foods from around the world In the end, I came up with a great Japanese food menu for the breakfast, but it was fascinating for me to realize how Westernized my home breakfast is. What I miss the most for breakfast is a variety of delicious fresh bread, which somehow is really hard to get in the United States.

5 G O N E G L O B A L P A G E 5 THE C IN THE GLLC B Y A L L I S O N K R I E G E R W h e n l o o k i n g f o r a p l a c e t o l i v e m y f i r s t y e a r a t I U, I k n e w I w a n t e d t o l i v e i n a p l a c e t h a t f o s t e r e d a s e n s e o f c o m m u n i t y. A f t e r s t u m b l i n g a c r o s s t h e G l o b a l L i v i n g - L e a r n i n g C o m m u n i t y, I w a s s u r e t h a t I h a d f o u n d s u c h a p l a c e. R i g h t o f f t h e b a t o n M o v e - I n D a y, I i n s t a n t l y f e l t w e l c o m e. I r e a l l y a p p r e c i a t e d t h a t s o m a n y p e o p l e i n t h e L L C s h a r e a c o m m o n s e t o f i n t e r e s t s, w h i l e a l s o m a i n t a i n i n g a u n i q u e s e n s e o f i d e n t i t y. A s t h e y e a r p r o g r e s s e d, I b e c a m e m o r e i n v o l v e d i n t h e L L C a n d t o o k o n l e a d e r s h i p p o s i t i o n s. O n e s u c h e x a m p l e o f t h i s i s t h e t e a m I l e d t o t h e J i l l B e h r m a n C o l o r t h e C a m p u s R u n. I h a d s e e n p o s t e r s a r o u n d c a m p u s f o r t h e C o l o r R u n, a n d I t h o u g h t i t w o u l d b e a r e a l l y g r e a t t h i n g t o d o w i t h a g r o u p f r o m t h e L L C. S o m e h o w, I m a n a g e d t o c o n v i n c e s e v e r a l m e m b e r s o f t h e L L C t o f o r m a t e a m a n d g i v e u p a S a t u r d a y m o r n i n g t o r u n f i v e k i l o m e t e r s. T h a t 5 k w a s o n e o f m y f a v o r i t e e v e n t s f r o m t h i s s e m e s t e r, I l o v e d t h e g r o u p o f p e o p l e t h a t c h o s e t o p a r t i c i p a t e a n d i t s a l w a y s f u n t o g e t a l i t t l e m e s s y! I n a d d i t i o n t o l e a d i n g t h e C o l o r R u n t e a m, I m a l s o t h e l e a d e r f o r t h e G e r m a n C u l t u r e C l u s t e r i n t h e L L C. B e i n g a b l e t o s h a r e m y p a s s i o n f o r t h e G e r m a n l a n g u a g e a n d c u l t u r e w i t h t h e L L C h a s b e e n a n a m a z i n g o p p o r t u n i t y. S o m e o f t h e C u l t u r e C l u s t e r m e m b e r s h a v e p r i o r k n o w l e d g e a b o u t G e r m a n y, w h i l e o t h e r s a r e b e i n g e x p o s e d t o i t f o r t h e f i r s t t i m e. O v e r m y f i r s t s e m e s t e r a t t h e G l o b a l L L C, I v e m e t s o m a n y a m a z i n g p e o p l e f r o m a l l a r o u n d t h e w o r l d, w i t h v e r y d i f f e r e n t b a c k g r o u n d s. I v e h a d t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o t r y e x q u i s i t e n e w f o o d s a n d e x p e r i e n c e n e w c u l t u r e s a n d t r a d i t i o n s. I m v e r y t h a n k f u l t h a t I s t u m b l e d u p o n t h e G L L C i n m y s e a r c h f o r h o u s i n g l a s t y e a r, a n d I m e x c i t e d a b o u t t h e n e w e x p e r i e n c e s a n d f r i e n d s h i p s n e x t s e m e s t e r w i l l b r i n g. Global Living-Learning Community Read Residence Center 125 South Jordan Avenue Bloomington, IN H E O ATel: T S (812) U P D A T E P A G E 0 2 o m m e n t s? o a t g r e a t p a p e r. c o m

6 G O N E G L O B A L P A G E 6 MEET THE GLLC ADMINISTRATORS A l e x L i c h t e n s t e i n - D i r e c t o r D r. L i c h t e n s t e i n i s a p r o f e s s o r o f h i s t o r y a t I U, w h e r e h e h a s t a u g h t s i n c e A l t h o u g h t r a i n e d a s a h i s t o r i a n o f t h e U. S., h e h a s t r a v e l e d a l l o v e r t h e w o r l d a n d l e c t u r e d i n m u l t i p l e c o u n t r i e s. H e l o v e s l e a r n i n g a b o u t n e w p l a c e s, e x p l o r i n g g l o b a l c i t i e s, t r y i n g n e w f o o d s, l i s t e n i n g t o w o r l d m u s i c a n d j a z z, a n d m e e t i n g p e o p l e f r o m d i f f e r e n t c u l t u r e s a n d b a c k g r o u n d s. T h i s i s A l e x ' s f i r s t y e a r a s d i r e c t o r o f t h e G l o b a l L L C. V e r a M a r i n o v a - A s s o c i a t e D i r e c t o r V e r a g r e w u p i n t h e s m a l l b u t b e a u t i f u l E a s t e r n E u r o p e a n c o u n t r y o f B u l g a r i a a n d m o v e d t o t h e U. S. t o f u r t h e r h e r p e r s o n a l a n d a c a d e m i c g o a l s. S h e h a s t r a v e l e d e x t e n s i v e l y a n d h a s e x p l o r e d a l a r g e a r r a y o f l a n g u a g e s, h o p i n g t o d e l v e i n t o h e r t e n t h i n t h e n e a r f u t u r e. V e r a h a s w o r k e d i n t h e s t u d y a b r o a d f i e l d f o r a n u m b e r o f y e a r s a n d f o r m e r l y s e r v e d i n t h e G l o b a l V i l l a g e. P e t e r R o e t h - A s s o c i a t e D i r e c t o r P e t e r h a s b e e n i n v o l v e d i n t h e s t u d e n t a f f a i r s p r o f e s s i o n f o r a l m o s t t e n y e a r s a n d e n j o y s f a c i l i t a t i n g c o l l e g e s t u d e n t d e v e l o p m e n t t h r o u g h e x p e r i e n c e s a n d c h a l l e n g e s. H e w o r k s c l o s e l y w i t h s t u d e n t s i n t h e G l o b a l L L C t o p r o m o t e n u m e r o u s c o - c u r r i c u l a r a n d e x t r a c u r r i c u l a r a c t i v i t i e s. I n h i s f r e e t i m e, P e t e r e n j o y s c o o k i n g, p l a y i n g r a c q u e t s p o r t s, a n d p l a n n i n g h i s n e x t t r i p. Read Residence Center 125 South Jordan Avenue Bloomington, IN Tel: (812)