Global Connections Volunteer Opportunities

As we ramp up the new Global Connections organization, many people are asking, “How can I help?”. We thank you in advance for your willingness to support the organization!

We have created a new volunteer opportunity listing with specific tasks as requested by officers and committee chairs.  Please refer to this list and email the officer or committee chair who posted the announcement.  Many thanks for your support of Global Connections!

Click here to access the list of Global Connection Volunteer Opportunities

2020 Global Connections Officer Ballot

Per our adopted bylaws, the Nominating Committee has provided the following ballot for elections at the annual meeting in November.  Please note that we do not have nominees for two offices and will continue recruit candidates.  If you have a suggestion for a potential nominee or would like to volunteer, please contact Susan Steinburg at [email protected].

President: Melanie Miller Foster

Vice President: Bob Persiko

Treasurer: Bruce Truitt

Past President:  Susan Steinberg

Secretary: vacant until filled

Public Relations: vacant until filled

First meeting of Making Sense of the American Experience


All are welcome to join in the fall kick-off session of a weekly discussion group called Making Sense of the American Experience on Tuesday, August 27 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in room 201 of the State College Municipal Building (243 S. Allen St). 

The topic for this session is racism, white supremacy, white nationalist, and other terms that have appeared frequently in the news in the past several weeks. President Trump was accused in certain media of being a racist, and one journal said that anyone who supports Trump is also a racist. White supremacists have been labeled by some as domestic terrorists. We will try to define these terms and discuss how they are interpreted and understood in the context of current events. We’ll also explore how these terms relate to what’s happening in other countries.

Discussion group meetings are free and open to the public. Both Americans and internationals are welcome to join in the discussion. If you can’t make this session, don’t worry! This group meets on a weekly basis and you can come when you can.

If you’d like a reminder about this event, please respond to the Facebook event.