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International Week 2015

International Week, taking place from November 16 - 20, 2015, supported by the Center for Global and Multicultural Initiatives, offers an opportunity to reflect on global issues that affect us all. In doing so, we’re celebrating the intercultural facets of campus life. Lunch time presentations by international students and other world travelers, musical events, a panel discussion, and an international buffet have been planned to celebrate the week.

A Special Thank you our 2015 International Week Co-Sponsors: College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences; College of Business Administration; College of Education; College of Graduate Studies; College of Liberal and Fine Arts; College of Science and Technology; Dick Smith Library; Office of Sponsored Projects; Student Success & Multicultural Initiatives.

Presentation - What do you know about Korea?

Monday, November 16

12:15 pm - 12:50 pm

Thompson Student Center, Room 27

International student Dajung Jun, and exchange students Changmin Park and Dabin No from Dongguk University in Seoul, South Korea present on their country's history, traditions, and culture.

Bring your lunch. Cookies and refreshments provided.

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Open House

Monday, November 16

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Thompson Student Center, Lower Level

Center for Global and Multicultural Initiatives Open House, presented by International Programs and Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Come by to meet and greet International students and faculty.

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Nepal 101

Tuesday, November 17

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Library Multipurpose Room

International student Parash Upreti from Nepal presents information about his country's culture, traditions, and landscapes.

Bring your lunch. Cookies and refreshments provided.

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How the World Sees the United States

Tuesday, November 17

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Math 125

International Programs invites you to an eye-opening presentation by Dr. Jesus Velasco about how the world perceives the United States.

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Co-Sponsored by the College of Liberal and Fine Arts

2015 Provost's Diversity Speaker - Danakadan (Dan Matthews)

Tuesday, November 17

7:00 PM

Business 176

Hip-Hop show to follow

Thompson Student Center Ballrooms

Korean-American hip-hop artist and film maker Danakadan (Dan Matthews) presents his fim:

A Korean Adoptee Story

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Co-Sponsored by the Speakers Symposium

Asian Food Etiquette Luncheon

Wednesday, November 18

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Thompson Student Center, Room 27

Join us for a taste of delicious Asian food and learn about food etiquette in Japan and Taiwan. Presenters include Dr. Iwao Asakura and Dr. Atsuko Kawakami from Japan, and Dr. Yi-Chia Wu from Taiwan.

No western cutlery allowed.

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Study Abroad Mini Fair, Cupcake Mixer, & Pool Tournament

Wednesday, November 18

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Thompson Student Center, Lower Level

Discover a program that fits your comfort level and your degree plan. You can select from a number of different options, depending on how long you want to study abroad and how you prefer to learn.

Cupcakes and refreshments provided.

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Mi Cuerpo, Tus Indias

Wednesday, November 18

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Workshop Theater

International Programs and the Department of English and Languages present a Spanish poetry reading by Dr. Ivelisse Urban of her book Mi Cuerpo, tus Indias, published this summer in Burgos, Spain. In the book, Castile is recreated as a masculine, almost mythical figure in the eyes of the poetic persona. Dr. Cecilia Marrugo will provide an English commentary on the poems.

A reception will follow.

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Co-Sponsored by the College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Presentation - Fun Facts About Africa

Thursday, November 19

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Thompson Student Center, Room 27

Join the newly established African Student Organization as they share interesting facts about their continent.

Bring your lunch. Cookies and refreshments provided.

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The Language Company Showcase

Thursday, November 19

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Thompson Student Center, Room 27

The Language Company-Stephenville invites you to meet their students and learn facts about their countries in this interactive showcase.

Cookies and refreshments provided.

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Solidarite, The Paris Attacks: A Discussion

Thursday, November 19

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Thompson Student Center, Room 219

International Programs invites you to a discussion about the terrorist attacks that occurred in Paris last week through an interdisciplinary panel discussion. Presenters include:

  • Dr. Malcolm Cross, Social Sciences Department; Dr. Matthew Hallgarth, Social Sciences Department; Dr. Hussain Jafri, Accounting, Finance & Economics

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Carnatic Concert - A Musical Recital From the South of India

Thursday, November 19

4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Theater

International Programs and the Ultra Club invite you to a musical recital from the South of India. Thanmayee is one of the most sought-after young artists in the Carnatic classical music scene today. She is best known for her emotive and expressive style of singing. She performs regularly at concerts and musical extravaganzas in India and the United States. 

A reception will follow.

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Co-Sponsored by the College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Presentation - Arranged Marriages, Curry, & Hiking in India

Friday, November 20

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Thompson Student Center, Room 219

International students Madhur Varma and Sanya Gupta share their thoughts and experiences about interesting Indian topics. 

Bring your lunch. Cookies and refreshments provided.

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World Trivia

Friday, November 20

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Library Multipurpose Room

Test your knowledge about other countries and have the opportunity to win exciting prizes.

MC - Dr. Momin Quazi.

Cookies and refreshments provided.

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Co-Sponsored by the Dick Smith Library

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