The Foreign Service Journal, November 2011

74 F OR E I GN S E R V I C E J OU R N A L / NOV EMB E R 2 0 1 1 A F S A N E W S TRANSITION CENTER SCHEDULE OF COURSES November and December 2011 Nov. 2-3 MQ107 English Teaching Seminar Nov. 5 MQ116 Protocol & U.S. Representation Abroad Nov. 15 MQ115 Explaining America Nov. 15-16 RV105 Mid-Career Retirement Planning Seminar Nov. 30 MQ801 Maintaining Long-Distance Relationships Dec. 1-2 MQ104 Regulations, Allowances & Finances Dec. 3 MQ116 Protocol Dec. 5-8 RV101 Retirement Planning Seminar Dec. 7 MQ803 Realities of Foreign Service Life Dec. 9 MQ703 Post Options for Employment & Training Overseas Dec. 10 MQ802 Communicating Across Cultures To register or for further information, e-mail the FSI Transition Center at FSYF SPONSORS COLLEGE WORKSHOP On Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 7:30 p.m., the Foreign Service Youth Foundation will present a workshop for college-bound high school students and their parents. Experts in the field of education will discuss how to select a college, how to translate a globe- trotting childhood into a memorable essay and outstanding application, and how to find scholarship money. The workshop will take place at the Oakwood Apartments in Falls Church, Va. Cost: $10 for FSYF mem- bers; $30 for nonmembers (dinner includ- ed). RSVP to by Nov. 1. FSYF will announce the details of its 2012 Scholarship Merit Award at the workshop. This award is only open to FSYF members; a three-year family membership is $30. To join, please visit their Web site at FSJ OBITUARIES NOWMORE ACCESSIBLE ONLINE AFSA has enhanced its online archive of obituaries from the Foreign Service Journal , making them easier to find than ever before. We have created a separate section on our Web site where “In Memory” can be found by year and month. Simply visit an d click on “Foreign Service Obituaries” on the right-hand side of the page. At this time, we have made all obituary listings from 2009, 2010 and 2011 available, but plan to add earlier years. The “In Memory” department is published every other month in the Journal . Submissions should be sent to the FSJ editorial staff at AFSA NEWS BRIEFS SUPPORT THE FUND FOR AMERICANDIPLOMACY WITH A CFC DONATION TO#10646 AFSA’s 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Fund for American Diplomacy, is a participant in the annual Combined Federal Campaign. We are listed under Diplomacy Matters – AFSA with the designation CFC#10646 . Please consider supporting this worthy organization, which has a threefold mission: educating the American public about the importance of diplomacy and development; encouraging interest in the Foreign Service among students and young professionals; and honoring sacrifice and achievement within the Foreign Service community. You can learn more at