BEYOND Globalization Programs and Events

What is BEYOND?

What is BEYOND?

BEYOND Globalization

BEYOND Globalization 
2015-16

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Globalization?

Globalization is defined as the process of integrating and interconnecting our world. Advances in communication and transportation drive this.  The complexity of the interconnectedness and the richness it brings allows us to make sense of our world in a deeper way. It is imperative to understand the role of Globalization in today’s global marketplace of ideas and goods. The integration of the world allows us to go beyond and see ourselves as part of a larger continuum. It brings the many varied systems of knowledge; skills and ways of thinking to synergize our abilities to problem solve and innovate. It allows us opportunity to enrich our lives. It is critical to not only understand this phenomenon, but also explore the challenges and opportunities it brings. Globalization is transforming higher education as we know it, so it is important that we, as an institution, reflect and act upon it.

Why Globalization?

Globalization, the process of integrating and interconnecting our world through the exchange of ideas and goods, is rapidly changing our world. The complexity and richness it brings, helps us to make sense of our world in a deeper way. Globalization influences individuals and societies in a myriad of ways leading to challenges, uncertainties, ambiguities and conflicts. It also brings the many varied systems of knowledge; skills and ways of thinking to synergize our abilities to problem solve, innovate, and enrich our lives. The integration of the world, allows us to go beyond and see ourselves as part of a larger continuum.

This academic year, we have an opportunity to explore globalization through the BEYOND project, aptly titled BEYOND: Globalization. With Ferris State /university becoming more global, we are at a pivotal moment to leverage what globalization has to offer. As we prepare our students for a rapidly changing global world, the BEYOND initiative would allow us to collectively reflect, prepare, And act in shaping our lives and the world we share.

Message from President Eisler on BEYOND: Globalization

Contact BEYOND: Globalization team: Ext 2450

2015-16 BEYOND Program:

In collaboration with faculty, staff, RSOs, departments and programs, the BEYOND initiative will host a series of events and activities throughout the academic year. Please visit the BEYOND: Ferris Facebook page for event updates.

2015-16 BEYOND signature events:

Fall 2015 

  1. Minds Aflame on September 29, 2015: This Ted talk inspired event, with nine speakers/performers will explore globalization and the impact it has in our world today. This event will be hosted in the Williams Auditorium from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
  2. Study Abroad Fair on November 17th 2015: This educational fair will showcase the variety of study abroad opportunities for students interested in traveling outside the United States. Students and faculty would learn about the wide variety of opportunities through the International Office.

Spring 2015 

  1. BEYOND: Interactive exhibit on March 20, 2016: This interactive banner exhibit will allow faculty, staff, students and community members to come together and engage in dialog on globalization. The banners will display the myriad of ways in which globalization makes an impact. The banner content writers will be available to discuss the topic with the audience.
  2. International Festival of Cultures on April 10, 2016: With the growing international student body at Ferris, this event will showcase the diverse cultures and cuisines we have on our campus.