This Week

Reservations for Tuesday’s lunch

Special Scholarship Fundraiser Event:
An Evening with Rudy Maxa, The Transformative Power of Travel,
Tuesday, April 24, 5:30 pm.
Reservations by check must be received by April 17. More information.


9:45  a.m. Great Decisions, Great Hall

9:45  a.m. Summit Avenue Readers,Library

10:45 a.m. Branch Announcements

11:00 a.m. Hitler and You: Study Abroad and the Student Journey, Dr. Heidi Soneson

Student interest in study abroad has undergone radical transformation over the last two decades.  Dr. Heidi Soneson will share her 30-year perspective on student interest in study abroad, the reality of today’s students, and how the Learning Abroad Center at the University of Minnesota continues to advance international understanding for USA undergraduates.

Dr. Soneson is a program director in the Learning Abroad Center at the University of Minnesota.  She holds a Ph.D. in German Literature and has managed study abroad programs in the Learning Abroad Center since 1991.

Dr. Soneson currently oversees programs in France, Morocco, and Senegal and has managed programs in numerous countries over the years including Australia, Austria, Ecuador, Germany, Ghana, Iceland, India, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Norway, and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Soneson studied abroad herself as a high school, college, and graduate student in England and in Germany.  She believes that her continued daily contact with college students pursuing study abroad keeps her young at heart and international in spirit.

12:00 p.m. Luncheon

1:00 p.m. Great Decisions/Great Hall

1:00 p.m. Joy Davis’ Literature Seminar/Library