WWU International Opportunities Fair

International Opportunities Fair
Thursday, January 24, 11:00 – 3:00
Viking Union Multipurpose Room

This is the largest campus event dedicated to providing information about work, volunteer, study, and internship positions abroad.  Participating organizations include the Peace Corps, the US Department of State, Semester at Sea, Cross Cultural Solutions, American Institute for Foreign Study, Adventure Teaching, and as well as WWU programs with an international focus. This event is co-sponsored by the WWU Career Services Center and the WWU International Programs & Exchanges.

Throughout the week of the Fair, the Career Services Center and International Programs and Exchanges will conduct popular workshops that will be of interest to students considering employment or internships abroad:

International Opportunities for Certified Teachers
Monday, January 23, 4:30, Old Main 280

How to Navigate the International Opportunities Fair
Tuesday, January 24, 4:00, Viking Union Room 552

International Jobs and Internships Workshop
Wednesday, January 25, 4:00 Viking Union Room 552

Teach English as a Second Language:  a panel discussion with employers
Thursday, January 26, 4:00, Viking Union Room 552

Not to be cliché, but these provide great resources to expand your horizons!

Winter 2012: Visiting Artist Speaker Series Information


Gosia Wlodarczak
Noon, Tuesday, January 17th
Walking Tour

Harrell Fletcher & Wendy Red Star
Noon, Wednesday, February 1st
Fairhaven College Auditorium

Sarah Burns
4:00 PM, Tuesday, February 14th
Fine Arts Room 238

James Lavadour
4-5:30 PM, Thursday, February 16th
Communications 105

James Sellier
3-5:00 PM, Wednesday, February 22nd
Fine Arts Room 238

Cable Griffith
4-5:30 PM, Tuesday, February 28th
Communications 105

Jonathan D. Katz
3:30 PM, Tuesday, March 13th
Old Main Theater

Suzanne Opton – Soldier/Many Wars

January 5 to February 11, 2012

Artist’s Reception, Thursday, February 2
Artist’s Lecture, 7PM Friday, February 3, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle

In the two series, Soldier/Many Wars, photographer Suzanne Opton photographs American soldiers close up, laying their heads before the camera, and American veterans who are draped. The subjects of the Soldier series are all young, active-duty soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and the photographs were presented as billboards in nine American cities from 2008 through 2010. Reviewing them for The New Yorker, photography critic Vince Aletti wrote: “The posture is vulnerable and startling intimate, as if these young men and women were facing someone in bed or on a stretcher … Opton catches soldiers both on guard and off, looking out and inward simultaneously, and we can only imagine what they’re thinking, what they’ve done, and what they dread.” The project received extensive press coverage and even sparked a heated debate about America’s image of the military. The Many Wars series presents portraits of veterans from American wars over the past 70 years, most of whom are in treatment for combat trauma. Through interviews by the photographer, we learn how war has affected their lives. Both bodies of work were selected by Martin Paar for the Brighton Photo Biennial in 2010.

Suzanne Opton is the recipient of a 2009 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work has been widely exhibited in the U.S. and abroad. Her photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum; Cleveland Museum; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Musée de l’Eysée, Lausanne; and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, among others.

A monograph of Soldier/Many Wars is available now through Decode Books: