TUESDAY, NOV. 19
EXPLORING INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY: WHAT DO DIPLOMATS DO?
10:45 am-12:00 pm: Lama Library Alcove
Juan “Jay” Avecilla, a 16-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, has joined the East-West Center as Diplomat-in-Residence. He will be posted at the Center until June 2020.
Prior to his arrival in Honolulu, Mr. Avecilla served as Management Officer in the U.S. Consulate General in Milan, Italy. Previously, he has served in various management positions at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan and in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in Washington, D.C. His other overseas assignments included tours as Consular/Management Officer in Fukuoka, Japan, Consular Officer in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Economic Officer in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Before joining the Foreign Service in 2003, Avecilla worked for the City of Los Angeles, where he held senior management, budgeting, and contract compliance positions. He also worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington, D.C. He attended the University of California, Riverside and The American University in Washington.
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CONCERT
11:00-12:00 pm: ‘Ohi’a Cafeteria
MUS206 KCC Synthesizer Ensemble, directed by Professor Anne Craig Lum, will perform both instrumental and vocal music from Korea, China, Japan, Europe, and the United States. Students in this class learn how to be part of a musical ensemble with different sounds generated from the keyboards, and compositions from all over the world. Instruments include violin, keyboards, and the Korean ajaeng.
ETHNOMUSICOLOGY : A GLIMPSE INTO WORLD MUSIC
1:00-2:00 pm: ‘Ohi’a Foyer
Come and try out various world musical instruments. Presented by Beryl Yang and students of MUS107. To study ethnomusicology is to explore the distinct theoretical and methodical approaches that emphasize cultural, social, material, cognitive, biological, and other dimensions or contexts of musical behavior, instead of only the music, or the isolated sound component. Ethnomusicology and the studies of musical expression, is closely related to Anthropology, and the studies of Folklore defined as “traditional customs, tales, sayings, dances, or art forms preserved among a people.”
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20
JAPANESE MANGA WORKSHOP WITH KAZUO MAEKAWA
2:00 pm-3:00 pm: ‘Ohi’a Cafeteria
KapCC’s Japanese Language Program is proud to present an opportunity to meet and learn how to draw manga from the artist of the Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) manga series! The manga has been made into Nintendo Phoenix Wright games and apps. Manga artist, Mr. Kazuo Maekawa will lead a workshop on how to draw manga. No experience or artistic talent necessary! Just come, watch, learn about manga drawing and Japanese culture, and experience drawing manga with the pro! If you missed him at Kaua‘i Kon earlier this year, this is your chance to meet him in person.
THURSDAY, NOV. 21
Kapi‘olani CC Student Clubs
10:00 am-1:00 pm: ‘Ohi’a Cafeteria
KapCC INTERNATIONAL CLUB/OHANA: Would you like to meet people from different parts of the world? The KapCC International Club (i-club) fosters intercultural understanding, friendship, and student leadership across diverse cultures. The club organizes fun events and activities throughout the semester such as picnics, circle island tours, and cultural events. To learn more, visit i-club’s Instagram page at iclub_kcc.
KapCC FRENCH STUDENTS: France has played an important role in cinema, fashion, cuisine, literature, technology, social science and mathematics. Learn about the significance of French culture and language around the world. Let French students teach you a few phrases in French. and explore French artwork, food, books, and other products. Learn about Alliance Française, which promotes French culture through engaging events in our own community as well as globally. Find out where to see French films in a small theater very close to KCC!
KapCC INTERNATIONAL CAFE/OHANA: The International Cafe Ohana is a place for students from around the world to do service learning projects, teach each other languages, study, plan fun events and make new friends.
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES IN STEM
2:30 pm-1:30 pm STEM Center, Koki’o 202
Students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Program and in the Academic Subject Certificate in Sustainability will present their recent international experiences in Japan. Students will share how STEM and Sustainability are informed through international collaboration both in research & cultural experiences, including great photos!
International Education Week is coordinated by
Dr. Carl Hefner firstname.lastname@example.org
Mahalo to the Honda International Center