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September

Monday, September 24th
9:00am - 4:00pm

African Folk Art & Kentuckians Travel Art Exhibit

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

This art exhibit will include African folk art and a Kentuckian Travel exhibit which includes goods brought back from Europe, Asia, Africa, Central, and South America.
*Free Admission with WKU ID

12:30pm - 1:30pm

OIP Introduces the International Year of [Country]

  • Location: Helm Library 100
  • Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

WKU’s Chief International Officer will announce a new initiative intended to provide the WKU campus and surrounding community with a year of diverse and intentional opportunities to explore and engage with a single region or country. Drs. Cobane and Coffey will provide an overview of the initiative as well as discuss in greater detail several of the key events—including the Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar.
*Brownbag Lunch. Desserts & Drinks Provided by OIP

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Immigration Advising for F-1 International Students at WKU

  • Location: Gary Ransdell Hall 1003
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

This session will cover the process required for an international student to study in the U.S., requirements for maintaining their legal status, and some tips for success at WKU.

3:00pm - 4:30pm

"Join the Fulbright Family"

  • Location: Faculty House
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Presented by Dr. Cecile Garmon, Director of Leadership Studies, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Faculty House

This event will offer the chance to talk with faculties who have experienced Fulbright’s and to learn how you might find a place for your work among this international teaching and research faculty. 

*Coffee and Light Snacks Provided by OIP

Tuesday, September 25th
9:00am - 4:00pm

African Folk Art & Kentuckians Travel Art Exhibit

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

This art exhibit will include African folk art and a Kentuckian Travel exhibit which includes goods brought back from Europe, Asia, Africa, Central, and South America.
*Free Admission with WKU ID

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Re-entry Workshop for International Students and Scholars

  • Location: Gary Ransdell Hall 2005
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Presented by Andrea Ford, International Student & Scholar Services

This workshop, for international students and scholars, will address concerns about returning home after an extended stay for study or work in the United States.  

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Maximize Your Influence: How Study Abroad Will Enhance Your Students' Educational Experience

  • Location: Mass Media & Technology Hall (MMTH) 232
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:00pm

Damien Marshall, a representative from American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), will host a workshop for all WKU faculty, staff and academic advisors. Recognizing the impact study abroad has on education, Damien will focus on the importance of incorporating study abroad into student advising

*Food will be provided and gifts for the first 20 RSVP’s to abby.leake@wku.edu

4:30pm - 8:00pm

The Causes and Aftermath of the Bosnian War and Genocide of 1992-1995

  • Location: Grise Hall 138
  • Time: 4:30pm - 8:00pm

This program will include refreshments, a presentation of the Bosnian War and Genocide, the showing of the film In the Land of Blood and Honey, as well as a discussion afterwards.

Presented by Jerry Daday, WKU Sociology Department, and Sakiba Dzelil, Study Abroad & Global Learning

Wednesday, September 26th
9:00am - 4:00pm

African Folk Art & Kentuckians Travel Art Exhibit

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

This art exhibit will include African folk art and a Kentuckian Travel exhibit which includes goods brought back from Europe, Asia, Africa, Central, and South America.
*Free Admission with WKU ID

10:00am - 3:00pm

Study Abroad Fair

  • Location: MMTH Lobby
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Our Fall Study Abroad Fair is here! Get all your study abroad program information all in one spot! 

10:00am - 3:00pm

Study Abroad Fair

  • Location: Mass Media & Technology Hall (MMTH)
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Presented by Study Abroad & Global Learning

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Chinese Film Showing: Kung Fu Hustle

  • Location: Mass Media Technology Hall Auditorium
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Presented by WKU Confucius Institute

This comedy will be the kickoff of the Chinese Film Festival that will be held quarterly at WKU. This film will contain English subtitles.

*2 t-shirt giveaways

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Chinese Film Festival - Presented by the WKU Confucius Institute

  • Location: Mass Media & Technology Hall (MMTH)
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, September 27th
9:00am - 4:00pm

African Folk Art & Kentuckians Travel Art Exhibit

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

This art exhibit will include African folk art and a Kentuckian Travel exhibit which includes goods brought back from Europe, Asia, Africa, Central, and South America.
*Free Admission with WKU ID

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Teaching Abroad 101: A Survey of Opportunities for WKU Faculty

  • Location: Faculty House
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

This seminar for WKU faculty will include a short presentation from each faculty member, information and unique features of the opportunity, compensation, benefits, application, and inquiry information. Come learn about the opportunities WKU faculty can provide abroad!

Presented by Dr. Susan Jones, CCSA, Dr. Clay Motley, Harlaxton College, Dr. Chris Bierwirth, KIIS, Dr. Bernie Strenecky, Semester at Sea, Jerry Barnaby, WKU Faculty-Led Study Abroad

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Sin Pais: Short Film and Panel Discussion on Immigration to the U.S.

  • Location: Cherry Hall 125
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This event will contain a showing of Sin Pais, followed by a panel discussion on immigration by filmmakers, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) representatives, and local community members. Participants will gain a better understanding of internationalization within our community.

Presented by WKU History Department.

6:30pm - 7:30pm

"What does it Mean that I've Studied Abroad?"

  • Location: DUC Auditorium
  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Presented by Dr. Brian Whalen

This presentation will give a sense of how student’s individual experiences are a part of a global trend in higher education. Dr. Whalen will provide information on how study abroad benefits your marketability and career choice.

*Pizza provided after presentation

All Day

Supporting Internationalization at All Levels: OIP's Newest Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

  • Location: Helm Library 100
  • Time: All Day

Presented by Andrea Cheney and Stephanie Hammons

The Office of International Programs will present the recently revamped funding opportunities geared toward faculty as well as introduce the newest addition for WKU staff.

*Brown Bag Lunch. Desserts & Drinks Provided by OIP

Friday, September 28th
9:00am - 4:00pm

African Folk Art & Kentuckians Travel Art Exhibit

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

This art exhibit will include African folk art and a Kentuckian Travel exhibit which includes goods brought back from Europe, Asia, Africa, Central, and South America.
*Free Admission with WKU ID

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Cooperative Center For Study Abroad (CCSA) for Office Staff

  • Location: Grise Hall 143
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Presented by Katherine Hale, Study Abroad & Global Learning.

During this workshop for office associates, there will be information provided about the partnership with CCSA and what the office associate’s role is in creating courses for students to receive WKU credit for courses taken abroad.

*Brown Bag Lunch, Drinks and Dessert Provided

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Creating Study Abroad Courses for CCSA Programs - A Workshop for Office Associates

  • Location: Grise Hall 143
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Presented by Katherine Hale, Study Abroad & Global Learning (SAGL)

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Say Your Name Workshop

  • Location: Faculty House
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Do you find it difficult pronouncing the names of your international students and scholars?  Come to this workshop to learn how to correctly pronounce the common names in the 3 languages representing the largest international student populations on WKU’s campus: Arabic, Chinese, and Indian dialects.  Since seating is limited, a total of 30 spots are available. 

Presented by Beth Murphy & Sarah van Alebeek, Office of International Student & Scholar Services

2:00pm - 4:00pm

WKU Confucius Institute Reception, Entertainment, and Chopstick Lesson

  • Location: WKU Confucius Institute - Helm Library 100
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

This reception for WKU employees will provide free Chinese dumplings, as well as entertainment from the WKU Chinese Music Club. Attendees of the reception will also be able to meet with the new Confucius Institute teachers and visiting scholars with short lessons on how to use chopsticks. Also, there will be a free WKU Confucius Institute dress shirt drawing held.

4:00pm - 7:00pm

A Mighty Heart - Film & Discussion

  • Location: Tate Page Hall 240
  • Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Presented by John Baker, School of Leadership Studies, 

A Mighty Heart, starring Angelina Jolie, is based on the true story of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl (who was kidnapped and subsequently murdered in Pakistan, shortly after 9/11).There will then be a discussion on the cultural leadership implications portrayed in the movie. For more information, please contact John Baker at 745-5149 or john.baker1@wku.edu.

*Refreshments Provided

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Chinese Film Festival - "Together"

  • Location: Mass Media & Technology Hall (MMTH)
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This drama will be the second showing of the kickoff of the Chinese Film Festival that will be held quarterly at WKU. This film will contain English subtitles.

*2 t-shirt giveaways

Saturday, September 29th
9:00am - 4:00pm

African Folk Art & Kentuckians Travel Art Exhibit

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

This art exhibit will include African folk art and a Kentuckian Travel exhibit which includes goods brought back from Europe, Asia, Africa, Central, and South America.
*Free Admission with WKU ID

9:00am - 7:00pm

Bowling Green, KY International Festival

  • Location: Circus Square Park, 601 State Street, Bowling Green KY
  • Time: 9:00am - 7:00pm

"A celebration of cultural diversity for the entire family!"

Information booth opens 7:30 a.m. Opening/Awards Ceremony 9:00 a.m.
Vending begins 9:00 a.m. Performances begin 9:30 a.m. Festival closes 7 p.m.

More information at www.bginternationalfest.com.

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