CIES Weekly News, Nov. 7-13, 2021


  • Form Your Own Book Group: The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement invites you to form your own book group. Identify a book that would challenge your thinking on a critical issue, invite a few others to join you, and sign up.  Books are provided and are yours to keep. Open to all Luther community members, with priority given to students. Email [email protected] with questions.
  • 2022 MLB Internship/Employment Opportunities! Looking for opportunities within baseball operations including scouting, player development or baseball research and development, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected] or via LinkedIn. I am also glad to refer individuals to our recruiting team for business operations opportunities. Check out the MLB Careers page at where you can view opportunities at the Office of the Commissioner and the 30 MLB teams. Look out for the opening up the application for the 2022 MLB Summer Internship Program which is a 10-week paid internship based in New York City with the opportunity to work in various departments at the Office of the Commissioner.
  • Scholarship available for study abroad! The Jeff Zimpleman Study Abroad scholarships are available for students who have been a resident of Iowa for at least 5 years and who would like to study abroad in one of our 9 Sister States. These include: Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, Yucatan, Mexico, Hebei Province, PRC, Terengganu, Malaysia, Stavropol Krai, Russia, Taiwan, Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine, Veneto Region, Italy, and The Republic of Kosovo. Find more information here! Click here to apply now!
  • If you are looking for a study abroad opportunity to one of our Sister States, we have several opportunities from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in the US to travel to Kosovo to RIT Kosovo as well as 5 other Balkin countries over the summer for a 5 week accredited program or for degree programs. The Zimpleman Scholarship, mentioned above, can be used for the travel expenses and some extra excursions and expenses as well as Rochester Institute of Technology offers some scholarship opportunities. The program is a Peace and Conflict studies summer program which would work for a number of different majors. This is a terrific opportunity for many areas of study. Iowa Sister States is personally in contact with RIT-Kosovo and can help you get into contact with them for more information.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at Iowa Sister States for any questions. We hope you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! Find more information about the summer program here!
  • The Organization of American States (OAS) -through the Rowe Fund program- offers financial aid to international students (F or J visa holders) from Latin America and Caribbean countries currently enrolled at accredited universities in the United States. This supplementary financial aid is intended to pay a portion of their tuition or living expenses. Applications are received and considered on a monthly basis. The deadline to apply for 2021 is November 15th. Find more information here!


  • Looking to improve your academics? Join the Center for Academic Enrichment for weekly academic success workshops. This Tuesday, November 9th at 10 AM, join via Zoom for helpful information about Study Skills. Click here to join.
  • The International Students and Allies Association is excited to announce that the annual ISAA Fashion Show will be held on the 13th of November 2021 in the CFL! We are currently seeking students who would like to participate as either a model, designer, by performing, or by helping with logistics. If you are interested please fill out this form and we will follow up with more information.
  • Moving Beyond Land Acknowledgements and Token Representations Virtual Event will be held Thurs., Nov. 11th from 3-4pm. Find the link for more information and tickets here! Students/student groups wishing to take advantage of any of these programs should contact CIES for sponsorship. More and more, universities, organizations, and companies are drafting and implementing Indigenous land acknowledgement statements and media makers are hoping to incorporate Native representations into their work. But how do we make sure that these attempts at recognition and representation don't stop at check-boxes or symbolic work, or become token inclusion without meaningful change? In this powerful virtual event, scholar, writer, and cultural critic, Dr. Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation), will discuss the history and context of these current movements and examine case studies of how to move beyond the token or symbolic and into deeper, sustainable change.
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