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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.


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The Global Connections 2020-2021 Online Book Club will feature three titles that all deal with the topic of race. Each book will be covered within the span of two months, both through Zoom meetings and forums on our Book Club Facebook group (launching in August!) Come join the discussion! Click the links below to learn more and register:

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo: August – September 2020
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah: October – November 2020
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo: January – February 2021

The first five Global Campus students to register get a free copy of the book*!

*Eligibility – Must be an active S&A fee paying Global Campus student at the time of registration. Limited to one book per student for the first five students who sign up. Students may register for more than one book club reading selection for the 2020-2021 academic year, but winning students may only choose one free book out of the three titles selected.


New Guided Conversations!

Looking to connect with fellow Cougs and share ideas on how to cope while we’re all staying home and staying healthy? Global Connections is hosting guided Zoom sessions on all new topics. The chats will take place from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (PST) on the following days:

  • RV 101: Embarking on Safe Summer Travels – Wednesday, July 15
  • Time Management Tips from an Academic Advisor – Tuesday, August 25

Learn more and register for Cougs Chatting

 


July 9 | July 20

Sponsored Bingo Game Nights

Bingo is back and better than ever! Come play against other Online Cougs and our fellow sponsoring WSU units in our Global Connections Sponsored Bingo Game Nights. Winners will get swag and prizes from a different sponsor each night! 

Learn more and register for Sponsored Bingo Game Nights                     

July 14

Online Pictionary |Game Night

Tuesday, July 14
7:00 p.m. PST
Ready to test your drawing skills? Join us in a game of online Pictionary! Players will be split into teams and take turns drawing on Zoom’s Whiteboard feature while their team tries to guess the correct answer. The team with the most points at the end of the game will win swag prizes!

Learn more and register for Pictionary                 

July 7, 23 | August 4

A – Z of Paying for College | Zoom Workshops

College is affordable. Join Student Financial Services at WSU Vancouver as they show you how. You’ll learn about: all the ways to pay for college—grants, loans, savings, scholarships, work, which money is free and which must be paid back, important forms, dates and deadlines, and scholarship strategies. Get your questions answered by a financial aid expert. This is important information—no matter which college you choose!

Learn more and attend Paying for College Workshops

October 7

Career Resources for Global Campus Students |Webinar

Wednesday, October 7
6:30 p.m. PST
Join Global Campus Career Counselor Chris Miller for a webinar as he walks you through the career resources and services available to Global Campus students. Chris will answer your questions, introduce tools, and demonstrate how to utilize these resources. Handshake, the Strong Interest Inventory, Resume Worded, and virtual events will be highlighted.

Learn more and register for Career Resources               

November 5

Find the Right Career 2020 |Webinar

Thursday, November 5
6:30 p.m. PST
After you’ve started your degree you still have many career options to consider. How do you find a career that balances your interests, skills, and values without hours of online browsing and random job applications?

Learn more and register for Find the Right Career               

TBD

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The Basics of Car Care and Safety| Livestream

Knowing how to change a tire or replace the oil and fluids in your car are just some of the basics necessary for proper vehicle maintenance. Join Tyler Kuhl, co-owner of Kuhl Auto Parts, and Jeff Mims, owner of Pullman Auto Repair and Tire Service, to learn the basics of car care and safety in this livestream.

Learn more and register for Car Care and Safety

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.

Explore the Video Vault now!


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, Alumni Association, and more.

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