Category: Intercultural Initiatives for Campus and Community

Facilitating Cultural Awareness and Encouraging Connectivity on a University Campus

Thursday, Jun 1
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
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Learn how to leverage student clubs, departments, and community organizations to create opportunities to facilitate cultural awareness and mutual understanding for all students on campus.

Nicole Kukar

Central Washington University AUAP
Ellensburg, WA

Nicki Kukar MEd
Executive Direcort of the Office of International Studies and Programs, Director of the Asia University America program at CWU.
I have worked at Central WA University for over 17 years in the AUAP program and am continually looking for ways to get domestic and international students to interact in meaningful ways. As the director of the AUAP, I have coordinated our Classroom Volunteer Program, combined classes, and many other "mixer" type events. Over the past year, we have successfully planned and implemented several International Cafe's. This program has been a fun way to bring together students of all kinds, as well as staff and faculty, and encourage conversation and global knowledge.

Sherri L. Fujita

Central Washington University International Studies and Programs
Ellensburg, WA

Sherri Fujita is the Director of the University English as a Second Language Program at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA, USA. She holds an MA TESOL from the University of Birmingham, UK and is currently in an Educational Leadership Ed.D. program at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Her professional interests include ESL curriculum development and assessment.