Peace Corps Week 2015

PEACE CORPS WEEK 2015

WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 27 and 28, 2015

The University of Arizona is celebrating its fifteenth year of Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows with a percentage night at Borderlands Brewing Co., the annual Peace Corps Fair, and a symposium celebrating research and community engagement. 

 
Percentage Night
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
5-8 p.m.
Borderlands Brewing Co.
119 E. Toole Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701

All RPCVs, Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows (current and alumni), Desert Doves, and friends of RPCVs and Fellows are invited. Proceeds will benefit Peace Corps Partnerships Projects funded by the Desert Doves.

 
Peace Corps Fair
Friday, February 27
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
University of Arizona Student Memorial Union, North Ballroom
1303 E. University Blvd.

Meet 140+ Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, tour the world, visit a Pacific island village, an African market, or a Latin American bus station. Ask questions and enjoy the sights, sounds, and stories gathered while living 27 months abroad in another culture.

Visit with the Peace Corps recruiter and learn how and when to apply to Peace Corps.

Find a local volunteer opportunity! Meet representatives from area organizations that host Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows and AmeriCorps members.

Learn about University of Arizona academic departments that host Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows.

Past guests of the fair have included Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor of the City of Tucson; Stacy Rhodes, Chief of Staff and Operations for U.S. Peace Corps; Mike McKay, U.S. Peace Corps Southwest Regional Manager; and Greg Kennedy, U.S. Peace Corps Program Specialist for the Office of University and Domestic Partnerships.

The fair is free, family-friendly, and fun; a reception is included.

 
Symposium
Saturday, February 28
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
University of Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium
1515 N. Campbell Avenue
 
Life called, how far have they gone? The global influence, innovations, and inspiring careers of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will showcase research and community engagement from the past 15 years.