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International Education Week (IEW)


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During the week of November 9, 2020, WKU Global Learning and International Affairs (GLIA) will collaborate with the international offices at Eastern Kentucky University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, and the University of Kentucky to celebrate International Education Week – Kentucky.  Each campus will contribute to a series of virtual programs that highlight global learning and cultures from around the world. 

The IEW keynote speaker will be Juju Chang, Emmy-award-winning co-anchor of ABC’s News Nightline. The Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky is hosting the keynote speaker and Chang is sponsored by each of the Kentucky collaborating schools as a Kentucky-wide shared presentation. John Sunnygard, Associate Provost of GLIA, will present a session on the importance of international education for Kentucky. WKU Pathways students will present a culture showcase called “Windows to the World" and Chang will speak on the “Unconscious Bias: Anti-Asian Bashing in the age of COVID.”

 

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Time Session Session Link

4PM - 5PM CT 

The Importance of International Education to Kentucky

Presented by: John Sunnygard, Associate Provost of Global Learning & International Affairs

COVID has had a powerful impact on changes that were already occurring in international education. Sunnygard will give one perspective on how international education will play a role in Kentucky‘s future and how it will positively impact Kentucky and the United States.

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5:30 - 6:30 PM CT

Window to the World: Current international WKU students share presentations on their home countries.

This series gives WKU International students an opportunity to showcase and celebrate their culture through presentations and conversations. This session will feature students from the Bahamas, Burkina Faso, and Congo. Join us on a journey across the world as we open a Window to the World.

 

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Time Session Session Link

3:30PM - 4:30PM CT 

Keynote Speaker: Juju Chang

Unconscious Bias: Anti-Asian Bashing in the Age of COVID

Juju Chang, Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline, shares how seemingly harmless perceptions of Asian Americans as “foreigners” can be weaponized by racialized statements like “Chinese virus” or “Wuhan flu.” She shares why we all have unconscious bias, how to detect it and why it matters. Sponsored by the UK’s Confucius Institute.

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5 - 6 PM CT

The Politics of Uniting Africa

WKU African students and faculty will discuss the politics, history and challenges of uniting the countries of Africa. 

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6:30 PM CT

International Fly Fishing Film Festival

The International Fly-Fishing Film Festival consists of short films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly-fishing. This inspiring collection of family-friendly films contains exclusive content, only available.

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Time Session Session Link

2PM CT

How to Maximize Your Study Abroad Experience: Interview and Resume Prep

Join MSU Career Services as they discuss how to maximize your study abroad experience and how to talk about your study abroad experience in resumes and future job interviews. 

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Time Session Session Link

3PM CT

Culture Collab: LIVE Arabic Coffee Demonstration

Join WKU students as they show us how to make Arabic coffee live on Instagram

Session to be published LIVE on Instagram

 

 
Time Session Session Link

8AM CT

Virtual Alumni Gathering

Reconnect with WKU and meet other international alumni from around the world in celebration of IEW.  Join us for this virtual gathering on Zoom

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 Last Modified 11/9/20