ICIC and the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI are now accepting scholarship applications for the 2016 Joan and Larry Cimino Award for Excellence in Intercultural Communication. Intended for current graduate students in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, this scholarship honors the best intercultural communication paper, whether focused upon a more specialized topic in the English language or upon another program/field in the IU School of Liberal Arts. For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship’s webpage. Read more >>
Workshop registration now open!
As an update to the news item found just below, registration for the four-part workshop series is now open. More information about each workshop session, as well as the registration form, may be found on our Education webpage. Read more >>
ICIC launches engaging workshop series for international professionals and researchers
Throughout the winter and spring of 2016, ICIC will host a four-part series of workshops designed to assist international professionals and researchers with enhancing their communication skills. Emphasizing academic writing for publication, grant proposal writing, and intercultural communication, the workshops seek to address ever increasing communication needs within IUPUI’s international community. Additionally, the intercultural communication workshop will provide critical training and information for domestic clinical practioners who work closely with Indy’s global population. More information about these workshops, including enrollment, will be communicated in late 2015.
ICIC staff to share its research on the national stage
In early November, Ulla Connor, Director of ICIC, and Esen Gokpinar-Shelton, Assistant Director of ICIC, will be attending the 7th Annual Health Literacy Research Conference in Bethesda, MD. ICIC will be presenting a poster entitled "Tailored Patient Education Communication in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes." The presentation will highlight ICIC’s innovative research projects that have been focusing upon patient adherence to prescribed treatment for type 2 diabetes.
The future of TESOL: Associate director to attend international conference in South Korea
From October 9-11, 2015, ICIC Associate Director Dan Rueckert will be attending the 2015 KOTESOL (Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) International Conference in Seoul, South Korea. Dan will spread his expertise within a group panel as they present on "The 21st century English language lesson: Approaches and best practices in ELT." One of Dan’s specialties is gamification and its application within English language learning.
Japanese college students get a healthy dose of Hoosier hospitality
Riding the wave of a successful Tsuda College program, ICIC just hosted 19 students from Hakuoh University, Japan. During the two-week cultural and English program focusing upon family life in the U.S., students attended daily classes at IUPUI, explored Indy, and lived with local host families.
International program celebrates its 21st year at ICIC
17 students from Tsuda College, Japan just completed the Tsuda College-ICIC Women in Leadership Program. The program, now in its 21st year, concentrates for three weeks on cultural, professional, and languge learning all tied around the theme of women in leadership. Highlights of the program inlcuded an excursion to Chicago, IL and interacting with IUPUI students studying Japanese.
English gradaute student calls ICIC "home" for the year
ICIC welcomes Erica Swanfeldt-Stout who will be working with us during the fall and spring semesters of the 2015-2016 academic year. Erica is a graduate student in the Master’s in English program with a concentration in TESOL.
Japanese students experience American culture through ICIC
Students from Tsuda College and Hakuoh University will travel to Indianapolis to improve their English-language skills while experiencing American culture. They will be in Indianapolis in August and September respectively.
In the News: CHEP funded pilot project seeks to reduce language barriers in the health care setting
ICIC and Family Voices Indiana are collaborating on a targeted language instruction program as one of the community-based research pilot projects supported by the Indiana CTSI’s Community Health Engagement Program. Read more >
On the Road: Ulla Connor keynotes UNT conference
Ulla delivered the keynote address at the University of North Texas Conference on Education and Culture with the Secretariat of Education of the State of Jalisco, Mexico and the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas. Read more about the conference >
In the News: ICIC is shaping the international evolution of Indianapolis
ICIC has been on the front lines of central Indiana’s evolving international presence through on-campus partnerships and relationships throughout the area. Find out how ICIC uses research and training to help the campus, the city of Indianapolis, and the area’s newest residents. Read more >
Cimino scholarship award winners announced
Congratulations to Devi Pandit and Angela Herrmann for submitting the best papers on intercultural communication, earning them each a Joan and Larry Cimino Award for Excellence in Intercultural Communication scholarship. Both are graduate students in IUPUI’s English M.A. program.
ICIC Welcomes Staff and Intern
ICIC welcomes Matthew Lorch, administrative support specialist and office coordinator; Esen Gokpinar-Shelton, assistant director and visiting research associate and lecturer; and Daniel Rueckert, clinical assistant professor and associate director. Matthew and Esen are IUPUI alumni while Dan comes to ICIC from Oklahoma. Finnish intern, Jannika Abbors, joins ICIC for the summer, doing literature reviews in translingualism and intercultural communication.