Phi Beta Delta
HONOR SOCIETY FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS
31st ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
HALL OF SCIENCE BUILDING (HSCI) AND FOUNDATION BUILDING (FND)
Friday-Saturday: June 2-3, 2017



TENTATIVE PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES (OVERVIEW)

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Friday, 2nd June 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Meeting of the Board of Directors
Presiding: Rajrani Kalra, 2016-2017 President
Location: FND 310 (Dean’s Conference Room in the Foundation Building)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration (HSCI Lobby)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Chapter Management Workshop (HSCI 101)
Chair: Anita Gaines, Phi Beta Delta Vice-President, Southwest Region
Co-Chair: Norma George, Phi Beta Delta Vice-President, Northeast Region
All sessions today will be held in the Hall of Science Building (HSCI 100)
1:15 – 1:35 pm Introductory Remarks: Rajrani Kalra
President of Phi Beta Delta
California State University, San Bernardino
1:35 – 1:55 pm Welcome Address: Dr. Jane Close Conoley
President, California State University, Long Beach
1:55 – 2:20 pm Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeet Joshee
Associate Vice President for International Education
Dean, College of Continuing and Professional Education
California State University, Long Beach
2:20 – 3:20 pm Session I - Conceptions of International Education
Chair: Christina Sanchez, President-Elect, Phi Beta Delta, University of
North Carolina at Charlotte
What IS an International Educator? An Interactive Presentation
Michael Smithee, Director of Publications for Phi Beta Delta, Syracuse
University/Smithee Associates and
Deborah Pierce, Northern Illinois University/I.E. Compass
Lines of Force in International Education
John Winslade, California State University, San Bernardino
Mediterranean Identities: A Case Study
Luz Elena Ramirez, California State University, San Bernardino
3:20 – 3:40 pm Refreshment Break
3:40 – 4:40 pm Session II – Practices of International Education in Global
Partnerships
Chair: Anita Gaines, Phi Beta Delta Vice-President, Southwest Region,
University of Houston
Creating an Ecosystem of Partnerships to Advance Internationalization
on Campus
Joseph Hoff, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Thinking Critically about Academic Partnerships
Deborah Pierce, Northern Illinois University/I.E. Compass
Dynamic University Partnerships: Creating and Sustaining Successful
International Collaboration
Sharon Joy, Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Session III – Country/Culture Issues in the Pursuit of International
Education (Part I)
Chair: Norma George, Phi Beta Delta Vice-President, Northeast Region,
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Cross-Cultural Mediation
Joshua Mahuna and Laura Mahan, George Mason University
An International Exchange Program between Piano Students from the
USA, Poland, and Ukraine
India D’Avignon, Historian/Archivist for Phi Beta Delta, California
Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Sexy Latinas: the Dominant Media Stereotype from a Semiotic
Perspective
Ariana Cano, California State University, San Bernardino
Restorative Practices in New Zealand Schools
Dorry Lillard, California State University, San Bernardino
6:00 p.m. Walk to Campus Dinner Venue, the Japanese Gardens
6:30 – 8:30 pm Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony, the Japanese Gardens
(Dinner will be served to all conference attendees.)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Loren J. Blanchard
Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
Office of the Chancellor, The California State University System


Saturday, 3rd June 2017
All sessions today will be held in the Foundation Building (FND 204/210)
8:00 am - 2:00 pm Registration (FND Lobby)
8:00 – 8:50 am Continental Breakfast (FND 210)
8:50 – 10:10 am Session IV – Country/Culture Issues in the Pursuit of International
Education (Part 2)
Chair: India D’Avignon, Historian/Archivist for Phi Beta Delta, California
Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Academic and Social Integration of Chinese Students Enrolled in an
International Joint Degree Program
Vivian Wang and Arakssi Arshakian, Oklahoma State University
International Professors: Their Transitional Challenges and Orientation
Needs
Charles Hitchison, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The State of Emergency: Refugee Migrations
Erica Wilson, California State University, San Bernardino
International Education at Two Universities in the USA and China
Amy Leh and Ying Wei, California State University, San Bernardino
10:10 - 10:20 am Refreshment Break
10:20 – 11:20 pm Session V – Internationalization
Chair: Michael Smithee, Director of Publications for Phi Beta Delta,
Syracuse University/Smithee Associates
Internationalizing School Librarianship
Lesley Farmer, California State University, Long Beach
Internationalization of Higher Education in Yunan: A Study of the
Feasibility of Structuring Inter-Cultural Academic Community in the
Chenggong Multi-University Campuses
Qingiang Wang, Kunming University of Science & Technology, China and
Yuan Yuan, Yunan Education Center of International Exchange, China
Transition from Issues of International Students to Issues of Diversity
and Inclusion
Amy Leh, California State University, San Bernardino
11:20 am – 12:00 pm Session VI – POSTER SESSION (FND 210)
Chair: Michael Smithee, Director of Publications for Phi Beta Delta,
Syracuse University/Smithee Associates
Addressing the Cultural and Linguistics Needs of International Students
in the U.S.
Melissa Grab, California State University, Long Beach
Intellectual and Cultural Exchange in Research Abroad
Marina Matta, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Using Songs as a Learning Tool in ESOL Classrooms
Sara Haghighi, California State University, Fullerton
Engaging Accounting Students in International Business Education
Di Wu and Ji Li, California State University, Bakersfield
Where Worlds Meet: An Analysis of NYU Shanghai
Janet Gao, George Washington University
The Role of Studying Abroad on the Development of Pragmatic
Competence
Faisal Alshetwi, California State University, Long Beach
Impact of Graduate Students Internships with International
Non-Government Organizations: A Case Study of Master of
International Agriculture Program Students in Uganda
Lacey Roberts and Shida Henneberry, Oklahoma State University
12:00 – 1:30 pm Business Lunch (FND 204/210)
Business Meeting
Presiding: Rajrani Kalra, President of Phi Beta Delta
California State University, San Bernardino
1:45 – 2:45 pm Session VII – Practices of International Education
Chair: Dipasri Ghosh, Phi Beta Delta Vice-President, West Region,
California State University, Fullerton
R.A.P.- A Home for International Student-Athletes
Rosemary Stribling and Luiza Martins, California State University,
Bakersfield
Identity Development in Students of Color on International Education
Programs
Ashly Watson, Tennessee Technological University
Developing Curriculum for a Developing Nation Empowering
Marginalized Vietnamese ELLs
Tara Murphy, Jun Li, Francisco Garcia, and Sultan Khateeb, California
State University, Fullerton
2:45 – 3:00 pm Refreshment Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm Session VIII – Practices of International Education (Continued)
Chair: Rajrani Kalra, President of Phi Beta Delta, California State
University, San Bernardino
Three Myths About Studying Abroad
Joseph Klein, California State University, San Bernardino
OERs and MERLOT: An International Perspective
Lesley Farmer, California State University, Long Beach
The Colombian Peace Process and the Role of the Theater Arts
Bibiana Diaz, California State University, San Bernardino
4:00 – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks
5:00 – 8:00 Meeting of the Board of Directors (Location TBD)
Presiding: Christina Sanchez, 2017-2018 President
(This program is tentative and subject to change.)


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