Global Engagement Week

Global Engagement Week (March 27 – April 1) supports the strategic themes of Globalization and One University. This year’s schedule of events aims to recognize the many global engagement efforts already taking place at the university in teaching, learning, research and service. Throughout the week’s celebration, we also hope to highlight how each member of our community can engage globally and how we can support the St. Thomas vision for a better world.


Join President Julie Sullivan and Dr. Tim Lewis, Associate Vice Provost of Global Learning and Strategy, on Tuesday, March 28th at the One University speaker event. Dr. Aaron Bruce serves as the Chief Diversity Officer at San Diego State University, where he focuses on campus-wide multicultural understanding, social justice, and strategies related to diversity and inclusion.   He will be delivering the keynote talk, “Global Citizen – Engaging the World for the Common Good.” The event begins at 3:00pm and will be held in James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall North, third floor of the Anderson Student Center.


Other Global Engagement Week events include:

  • DAB (Diversity Activities Board) will be organizing an interactive event called “Draw your Culture” where students will be invited to express their culture through drawing on white t-shirt canvases.  The event will happen at the beginning of Global Engagement Week. More details to come on the GEW website.
  • The International Celebration Fair is an opportunity for international students, returning study abroad students and ELS students to share information about their home countries or study abroad experience. Thursday, March 30th, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fr. Dorsey Way, second floor of the Anderson Student Center
  • International Eats at T’s and The View: Dining Services will be serving international foods throughout the week at The View’s World Eats Station and T’s LaSalle Action Station.
  • Globally Minded Student Association 28th Annual International Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 6 p.m. Join us for an evening of delicious food and entertainment. The tickets are free but must be reserved through University Tickets.


Please visit the Global website for a full schedule and more information.