Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 12

ASP Welcome Reception

Join the African Studies Program as we welcome in the new academic year with our annual welcome reception! Meet staff, affiliated faculty and fellow students and discuss the program, events for the year and opportunities for engagement!

4130 Posvar Hall

Friday, September 20

Let's Talk Africa: African Languages in Colleges and Universities

Professor Antonia Schleicher serves as the Executive Director of both the National Council of Less-Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) and the African Language Teachers Association (ALTA) at Kansas University. She is a Board Member of JNCL (Joint National Committee for Languages). She was awarded the United States President's Gold Level Volunteer Service Award for over 500-hours-a-year of devoted and unpaid service to the cause of promoting less-commonly taught languages and cultures in the U.S. She served on the ACTFL Board of Directors for three years. She is on the Board of Trustees of Center for Applied Linguistics and is also the current President of the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association (NFMLTA). She will be a guest of the African Studies Program evaluating our UISFL grant accomplishments. She will also give a lecture presentation on the current state of Less Commonly Taught Languages education in the United States including their emerging importance in the global context. “Less Commonly Taught Languages in the United States: African languages in colleges and universities.”

1:00pm to 2:30pm
4130 Posvar Hall

Wednesday, October 16

Let's Talk Africa: ASP Student Panel on Summer Experiences in Africa

Join the African Studies Program students as they share their summer abroad experiences while in Africa! We will hold a round-table discussion at the event. This is a great opportunity for students who may be considering studying abroad in Africa this summer!

3:00pm to 5:00pm
4217 Posvar Hall

Friday, November 1

Let's Talk Africa: Role of Ethics in Ghanaian Women's Business Leadership Development

Dr. Jennifer Petrie will be presenting on the Role of Ethics in Ghanaian Women’s Business Leadership Development. She describes the findings from her mixed methods research study on local business owners and business educators in Ghana. While previous research examines the role of small business entrepreneurs and the glass-ceiling challenges confronting women’s leadership development in Africa, this study examined the important role of ethics in women’s leadership development. This study also seeks to identify educational practices targeting women in business ethics and leadership and describe next steps required to improve ethical leadership development in Ghana and Africa. Dr. Petrie has been conducting research on education, leadership, and women in Ghana since 2010.

1:00pm to 2:30pm
4130 Posvar Hall