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Welcome to Global Connections

Global Connections brings engaging co- and extra-curricular events to Global Campus students—free and online. Through Global Connections you can connect with peers and expert presenters via webinars, livestreamed events, academic contests, and activities.

Enter our Spring Cleaning Contest!

Doing some major cleaning this Spring Break? Want a chance to snag a $50 Amazon gift card or some swag after all that hard work?

Current Global Campus students are invited to participate in our Spring Cleaning Contest! Send us before and after pics of the mess you choose to tackle this week (i.e. closet, kitchen, garage, shed, etc.)

Contest will run March 16 through April 30.

Learn more!

January 29 | March 18 | April 29

Book Cover: Driven by Difference: How Great Companies Fuel Innovation Through Diversity by David Livermore.DREAM Book Club | 7:00 p.m. | Webinar

The mission of the DREAM book club is to educate students in the importance of diversity and equity to better prepare students for the work force. The goal is to introduce different prospective on multiculturalism and the importance of the knowledge gained from the books selected. We will read the first couple of chapters and meet over the semester to discuss what we are gaining from the book selected (Driven By Difference).

Learn more and register for the DREAM Book Club                                        

February 6 | March 10 | Canceled – April 16

WSU School of Music Concerts | Livestream

March 5 | (Postponed) April 23 | TBD

Camera view of Chef Jamie Callison preparing a meal.

Chef Callison’s Culinary Fundamentals—A Three-Part Series | 6:30 p.m. | Livestream

Join WSU’s Executive Chef Jamie Callison as he takes you through a three part series of culinary fundamentals. Learn knife safety and skills, cutting and cooking chicken, and the basics of making soup.

Learn more and register for Chef Callison’s Culinary Fundamentals

April 6

(Postponed) Adaptive Zumba by UREC staff| Livestream

April 7

(Postponed) Adaptive Yoga by UREC staff| Livestream

April 7, 9, 13, 17, 21, 23, 27|May 1

Cougs Chatting with Cougs Series| 7:00 p.m. | Webinar

Looking to connect with fellow Cougs? We are offering an hour twice a week in April in which Cougs can informally meet and chat with other Cougs to talk about issues that are important to them and resources that may be available.

Learn more and register for Coug Chats

April 8

Photo: Book cover - Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier.

Student Kristian Gubsch on the 2019 COP25 U.N. Climate Summit| 4:30 p.m. | Livestream

WSU senior Kristian Gubsch is one of a handful of students selected from across the United States to travel to Madrid, Spain, for the December 2019 COP25 United Nation’s Climate Action Summit. Gubsch acted as a “student professional correspondent’ representing the American Chemical Society, helping promote climate science literacy among college and university students. Gubsch will share his experience at the COP25 summit, and highlight the issue of climate refugees within the larger topic of climate change.

Learn more and register for Kristian Gubsch

April 8Bingo Game Night| 7:00 p.m. | Webinar

Bingo night! Come hang out with us and play against other Online Cougs in our very first (but hopefully not last) Global Connections Game Night.

Learn more and register for Bingo Night

April 13

Photo: Woman holding kayak in pool

Adaptive Paddling| 6:00 p.m. | Webinar

Learn about the capabilities, as well as some of the “how-tos”, of the different types of adaptive paddling equipment currently being used by people of all abilities and backgrounds.

Learn more and register for Adaptive Paddling

April 14

(Canceled) Kierra Crago-Schneider on WWII Refugee Policy| Livestream

April 15

Gender Identity and Expression| 7:00 p.m. | Webinar

Come learn more about diverse gender identities and gender expressions! More and more people identify with a diverse gender identity/expression than ever before. Learning how to be thoughtful and affirming will help when you are applying for jobs, or just out and about.

Learn more and register for Gender Identity

April 16

In-Demand Soft Skills| 6:30 p.m. | Webinar

A liberal arts degree gives you a wide variety of crucial workforce skills that employers are looking for in potential candidates. The WSU Global Campus career advisor, Chris Miller, will share strategies on how to best present those skills to employers and align your job search efforts with their needs during this webinar at 6:30 p.m. on April 16.

Learn more and register for In-Demand Soft Skills

April 20

Navigating the WSU Libraries’ Website| 5:30 p.m. | Webinar

Learn how the Libraries’ new website can help you do research anywhere. Librarian Jen Saulnier will demonstrate how to find and request resources, take advantage of research tutorials, access information specifically for global students, and get help from a librarian.

Learn more and register for Navigating Libraries’ Website

April 23

Photo: Book cover - Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier.

Michael Holloman on “Lasting Impacts of Forced Relocation for Native Peoples”| 4:30 p.m. | Livestream

Michael Holloman (Fine Arts) will speak on the “Lasting Impacts of Forced Relocation for Native Peoples.”

Learn more and register for Michael Holloman

April 27

Photo: Man in business suit giving a thumbs upExecutive Leadership| 5:30 p.m. | Webinar

Will you have the skill set to advance into an executive role? Join retired Zone Director of Pepsi Co., Ken Jodock, and retired Health Management Director of LexisNexis, Pam Jodock, as they talk about their experiences in executive level management. Get advice on how to go about obtaining an executive level role, and learn what responsibilities come with the title.

Learn more and register for Executive Leadership

Interested in past Global Connection events?

Visit our Video Vault with topics including, career development, WSU student resources, mental health, financial aid, and so much more.

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Looking for more online events to attend?

Check out our Calendar of Events! We feature upcoming events from University Recreation, WSU Common Reading, Foley Institute, and more.

View the schedule for UREC daily online Zoom fitness classes. Image of calendar