Welcome to Global Connections

A virtual learning environment that brings fun and engaging extra-curricular experiences and events to Global Campus students.


Ready Player One book cover

Common Reading Invited Lecture: Ready Player One author Ernest Cline

Monday, August 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Ernest Cline, notable geek and author of the 2017-18 common reading selection, Ready Player One, will deliver this year’s annual common reading invited lecture. Cline’s work runs the gamut—from spoken word poetry—to writing screenplays and sci-fi novels. His popular works include the movie Fanboys and the novel Armada.

Join Global Connections online for Cline’s livestreamed speech and Q&A on Aug. 28 at 7pm. Remote viewers will be able to submit questions for Cline during the event. This presentation will not be recorded so be sure to tune in live!

Three skeleton keys

First Online ‘80s Trivia Night

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Remember huge shoulder pads, Pac-Man, the Rubik’s Cube, and big hair? If you remember the 80s like it was yesterday, be sure to join Global Connections for the first Ready Player One themed trivia night at 7 p.m. on September 21. While having read this year’s common reading book may prove helpful, it is not required to participate. Trivia topics include ‘80s Pop Culture, Video Games, Spielberg, Space Age, and Virtual Reality.

Here’s how it works: Participants will be randomly placed into teams with fellow Global students. Teams will be given a question and can collaborate to determine their answer by mic or chat. At the end, each member of the team with the most correct answers wins a $10 Visa gift card! The race is on.

Watch past Global Connections events on our YouTube channel, WSU Global Connections.