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International Week 2016

International Week, taking place from November 14 - 18, 2016, 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, a film screening, a panel discussion, and an international buffet have been planned to celebrate the week.

A Special Thank you our 2016 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 Health Sciences and Human Sciences; College of Science and Technology; Dick Smith Library; Research and Creative Activities; Student Engagement; and Student Success & Multicultural Initiatives.

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Island Excursion in Antigua & Barbuda and Grenada

Monday, November 14

12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Thompson Student Center, Room 27

International students Natisha Josseph from Antigua & Barbuda and Dave Thomas from Grenada present on their countries' tourism, culture, and traditions.

Come get a taste of the Caribbean. Refreshments provided.

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Open House

Monday, November 14

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thompson Student Center, Lower Level

Take a break, enjoy a coffee, and celebrate the start of International Week 2016.

Delicious international coffees and refreshments provided.

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What Surprises Foreigners About Poland

Tuesday, November 15

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Thompson Student Center, Room 27

Foreign exchange students Andrzej Borowiak and Sylwia Stawska from the University of Technology and Life Sciences at Bydgoszcz in Poland present on their country's surprising culture and traditions.

Come get a taste of Poland. Refreshments provided. 

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How the World Sees the Elections in the United States

Tuesday, November 15

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thompson Student Center, Room 27

The 2016 Presidential Elections in the United States have shocked the world. International Programs invites you to come learn how the world sees the U.S. elections in this eye-opening presentation by featured international guest Jèrôme Rickmann from Germany Dr. Omar Esqueda, Assistant Professor of Finance from Mexico and Dr. Yi-Chia Wu, Assistant Professor of Marketing from Taiwan.

Presentation moderated by Dr. Malcolm Cross, Professor of Political Science with expertise on Presidency, Legislature, and Elections

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Holidays Around the World

Tuesday, November 15

6:00 p.m.. - 9:00 p.m.

By invitation to International Students

International students make a big impact on Tarleton's internationalization. Join us in this special and interactive appreciation dinner where we will prepare traditional holiday dishes from around the globe!

Take home recipes, a goodie bag, and and official Tarleton apron!

Richemont Company - Business Presentation

Tuesday, November 15

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Business 176

Richemont owns several of the world's leading companies in the field of luxury goods, with particular strengths in jewelry, luxury watches and writing instruments.

Their Maisons™ encompass several of the most prestigious names in the luxury industry including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC Schaffhausen, Panerai and Montblanc.

Come learn about this fascinating international company.

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Custom, Faith, or Fun?

Wednesday, November 16

12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Dick Smith Library Multipurpose Room

International student Neha Gulati from India presents on interesting topics from her culture.

Explore how Indian married ladies annually renew their husband's life insurance without paying a penny • Learn about a peculiar cultural tradition that involves  beating a person with sticks • Learn about Indian joint families.

Come get a taste of India. Refreshments provided.

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Study Abroad Mini Fair and Conference

Wednesday, November 16

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thompson Student Center, Lower Level & Room 27

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.

Study abroad participants will make short presentations throughout the mini-fair. Details TBA.

Cupcakes and refreshments provided.

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Spotlights on German History - A Personal Approach by Jérôme Rickmann

Wednesday, November 16

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

O.A. Grant 119

To understand the present you need to understand the past. This presentation aims to connect the major outlines of German history with personal family history and the decisive influences on modern German identity. Topics such as the separate states, religion, the Holocaust, the division in East and Western Germany, and how they form the identities and discourses of Germany today will be discussed.

About Jèrôme Rickmman:

Jerome Rickmann’s academic background is in modern history and northern European studies. He currently serves as Director International Talent Acquisition & Project Development at EBC Hochschule - a multi-campus business school based in Germany. 

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A Taste of Moldova

Thursday, November 17

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Thompson Student Center, Room 27

International student Elena Preadca from the Republic of Moldova presents on her country’s main export product. Come learn how this product affects culture and tradition in Moldova.

Come get a taste of Moldova. Refreshments provided.

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Understanding Islam and Muslims

Thursday, November 17

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Thompson Student Center, Room 27

Brother Mohamed Diini is a global Islamic speaker and lecturer with an interest in youth empowerment, spirituality and interfaith relations. He has given lectures in over 40 countries in all continents and more than 70 universities, Islamic Centers, Churches, and Community Centers. Mr. Diini is also the founder and organizer of the Mogadishu Book Fair - one of the largest festivals in East Africa.

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Global Health Service - Peace Corps

Thursday, November 17

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thompson Student Center, Room 27

Come learn about the Global Health Service Partnership through the Peace Corps. This program helps address critical shortages of health care professionals globally by sending physicians and nurses to work alongside local medical and nursing faculty to build institutional capacity and help strengthen the quality of medical and nursing education. 

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International Film Lab - After Spring

Thursday, November 17

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tarleton Planetarium

With the Syrian conflict now in its sixth year, millions of people continue to be displaced. After Spring is the story of what happens next. By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what it is like to live in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. With no end in sight for the conflict or this refugee crisis, everyone must decide if they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent.

Commentary by Dr. Nathaniel Cogley, Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Explore the Beauty of Ghana

Friday, November 18

12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Dick Smith Library, Multipurpose Room

Ghana is a land of rich cultural diversity endowed with abundant natural, agricultural, and human wealth.

International student Solomon Atosona from Ghana presents on his country's culture, landscapes, and traditions.

Come get a taste of Ghana. Refreshments provided.

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World Trivia Night

Friday, November 18

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thompson Student Center, Room 27

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

Register your team here: www.tinyurl.com/worldtrivia

MC - Dr. Momin Quazi.

Food and refreshments provided.

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