A casual forum for students, faculty and staff to share insights, questions and concerns about culture.
- Every Thursday (except holidays) starting August 24, 2017. Noon to 12:45, in the Calkins Conference Room (G004 Orr Major).
- Bring a Lunch/Light Refreshments served. Please feel free to come late/leave early according to your schedule as this is an informal discussion.
- For more information, contact Alexa Smith, 913-588-2747or email@example.com
The Culture Hour is an informal setting where individuals can gather to discuss their personal experiences with cross-cultural exchanges...
- What was difficult
- What was confusing
- What was interesting
- What was different
- What was familiar or the same
In this format, everyone serves as an expert to explore the nuances of interaction between individuals; the rules that govern behavior and communication, especially non-verbal communication; the outcomes of these interactions and the expectations we bring to every encounter.
- Develop awareness of self as a cultural being
- Understand how unwritten cultural norms or rules are taught by the family and environment and influence every interaction
- Gain awareness of how expectations impact perceptions of communication and our perceptions of other people
- Understand and identify Culture Bumps
- Gain awareness of how culture is a part of every exchange
- Gain the ability to analyze situations and develop cross-cultural communication skills
- Develop cultural competencies for the classroom, work and interpersonal relationships
Who benefits from these discussions?
- International students, scholars or researchers living, working and/or studying in the United States
- Anyone who interacts with an international population - fellow students, residents, researchers, faculty and staff
- Anyone studying abroad -- student, faculty, administrator or staff
- Anyone in education
- Anyone in the Health Care field
- Anyone interested in diversity
- Anyone interested in communication
- Anyone interested culture
- Greetings (November)
- Culture Bumps
- To Tip or Not To Tip
- Classroom, Meeting, Office and Lab Etiquette
- The Culture of Food and Drink
- Non-Verbal Communication when yes means no
- Appearance, Dress, Piercing, Posture, Perfume...
- Death, Dying and Burial
- October 2: Cell Phone Etiquette
- October 9: Brazen Questions
- October 16: Humor and Culture
- November 13: Culture of Gratitude
- November 20: Comparing Educational Systems
- December 11: Resolving Conflict in Different Cultures
- December 18: Celebrating the Holidays
- January 8: Ethnic Stereotypes
- January 15: Free-will vs. Fatalism
- January 29: Cross-Cultural Views on Health and Healthcare
- February 5: Culture and Ethics
- February 12: Love Talk
- February 19: Chinese Spring Festival
- February 26: Taboos
- March 5: Culture and the Tolerance of Pain
- March 12: Names,Titles and Nicknaming Practices
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