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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK EVENTS

Monday, November 16

“I Wish Someone Had Told Me…”* 

Join WKU student panelists as they discuss what they wish someone had told them about study abroad. They’ll share stories and their creative solutions to some perplexing situations. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to pick up some helpful tips for YOUR study abroad program.
4:30pm, Gary Ransdell Hall Room 2029
Contact: cheryl.kirby-stokes@wku.edu (Offices of Scholar Development and Study Abroad & Global Learning) 
Click here for an event flyer. 

Coffee Talk 

Coffee Talk is a time for WKU international students to practice their conversation in English while getting to know other students (international and American) in a comfortable environment.
4:00-5:00pm, Tate Page Hall, 3rd Floor Lobby
Contact: valarie.phelps@wku.edu (ESLi)

Fresh Food Company presents...

 Ecuadorian llapingachos with fried egg and kielbasa.
11:00am-2:30pm

 Tuesday, November 17

Potter College Faculty-Led Study Abroad Fair in Cherry Hall

The English Department will host the Potter College Faculty-Led Study Abroad Fair in Cherry Hall featuring WKU programs in Argentina, Cuba, the Czech Republic, England, Italy, Morocco, and South Africa and general programs with KIIS and CCSA. Learn about how you can make studying abroad a reality while sampling African, Caribbean, European, and South American ethnic food and listening to traditional music from the featured countries. This fair is open to all majors. 

10:45am-2:30pm, Cherry Hall Lobby
Contact: judith.szerdahelyi@wku.edu (Departments of English, Political Science; Offices of Study Abroad & Global Learning and Study Away; Honors College; Kentucky Institute for International Studies, Cooperative Center for Study Abroad)

Developing Communication Skills: Cultural 101 Workshop for International Encounters

 Join representatives from WKU’s Department of Communication for a discussion-based workshop both for international and domestic students.
1:00-2:00pm, WKU South Campus, Room 121
Contact: kumi.ishii@wku.edu (Department of Communication)

United Nations International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women*

2:30-4:00pm, DSU 3024
The OIDI Scholars Program is a mentoring program for first – year male students of color.  The O.I.D.I. Scholars Program invites the WKU campus community to join them for “The International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women.” WKU Social Work Professor Dr. Jay Gabbard will give a talk, followed by a balloon lift outside DSU.  
Contact: andrea.garr-barnes@wku.edu (Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion)
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ICSR T3, Disability & Society: Perspectives from South Africa and the U.S.*

4:00-5:00pm, DSU 2123
Contact: judy.rohrer@wku.edu (Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility)
**Part of the International Year of South Africa.

Public Lecture: Building New Leadership in 21st Century Africa 

Author of "Being Human: Race, culture, and religion", Dwight N. Hopkins is professor of theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He bridges global cultures to foster healthy communities and healthy individuals within communities. Hopkins created and managed a 14 country network to enhance cross-cultural education among youth and raise awareness about women.
5:00- 7:00pm, GRH Auditorium 
Contact: bella.mukonyora@wku.edu
(Potter College of Arts & Letters; Departments of Philosophy & Religion, African American Studies, History, Diversity & Community Studies; Office of International Programs)
**Part of the International Year of South Africa.

Hijab and Women’s Dress: A Cross-Cultural Experience and Conversation, Part I

Women from all cultures will come together to discuss women’s clothing from around the world, including hijab. Join us for food, drink, and conversation. Learn how to wear a hijab and the cultural ideas behind it.
6:00-8:00pm, Tate Page Hall, Room 110
Contact: Dawn.winters@wku.edu (ESLi, Political Engagement Project, Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility) 
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International Party at DSU

The International Party is a fun, interactive event where students can celebrate and learn about other cultures represented at WKU. Along with viewing an interactive map of the world, participants can sample finger foods and listen to music from around the globe.
7:00-9:00pm, Downing Student Union, Room 3020
Contact: Josclynn.brandon@wku.edu  (Student Affairs, Campus Activities Board) 

International Trivia Night

Join us for Mellow Mushroom’s regularly scheduled trivia night with a twist. There will be international questions, written by professional geographers, and WKU prizes donated from departments and offices around WKU’s campus.
7:00pm, Mellow Mushroom 
Contact: Jill.brown@wku.edu (Department of Geography and Geology)

 Fresh Food Company presents...

 South African piri-piri chicken with yellow rice and kasundi. 11:00am-2:30pm 
**Part of the International Year of South Africa.

Wednesday, November 18

Hijab and Women’s Dress: A Cross-Cultural Experience and Conversation, Part II

Women who are participating in the conversation about hijab and women’s dress can choose to wear hijab for a day. 
All Day, WKU Campus
Contact: dawn.winters@wku.edu (ESLi, Political Engagement Project, Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility)
Click here for an event flyer. 

Developing Communication Skills: Diversity Management Training

We see diversity in any organization today. Join representatives from WKU’s Department of Communication to learn about the significance of “Intercultural Sensitivity” to help your career in the future.
3:00-4:00pm, DSU, Room 3020
Contact: kumi.ishii@wku.edu (Department of Communication)

GlobeTrot*

Explore the globe without leaving WKU’s campus. Various residence halls across WKU will take on the characteristics of a country, encompassing the culture, atmosphere, cuisine, and traditions. Sample food, drinks, games, and activities from Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Iceland, Ireland, India, Greece, and South Africa.
4:00-6:00pm, Zacharias, Meredith, PFT, Poland, Keen, Barnes, and Bemis
Contact: anna.yacovone@wku.edu (Offices of International Programs, Study Abroad & Global Learning, and Study Away; Kentucky Institute for International Studies, Cooperative Center for Study Abroad, ESLi, and Navitas)

Click here for more information.
**Part of the International Year of South Africa.

Fresh Food Company presents...

Bosnian cevapi.
4:30-8:00pm  

Thursday, November 19

Social Entrepreneurship and Distributive Justice from a Global Perspective*

WKU Agriculture Economist Dominique Gumirakiza from the WKU Agriculture Department will present a talk on social entrepreneurship and distributive justice from a global perspective.
3:00pm, Grise Hall Auditorium
Contact: Brian.sullivan@wku.edu (Department of Management, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, MBA Sustainability Certificate Program)

Hijab and Women’s Dress: A Cross-Cultural Experience and Conversation, Part II

Women who are participating in the conversation about hijab and women’s dress can choose to wear hijab for a day.
All Day, WKU Campus
Contact: dawn.winters@wku.edu (ESLi, Political Engagement Project, Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility)

The Bigger Picture: Public Health from Global Perspectives

See the bigger picture of ‘What is Public Health?’ by discovering public health on a global scale. Utilizing the diversity within the department of Public Health students from multiple countries and disciplines will share their culture and perspectives regarding some of the leading public health concerns today. Booths highlighting countries such as Nigeria, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the United States, and Saudi Arabia will feature student research, international foods, clothing, and music from each country.
11:00am-2:00pm, DSU First Floor Lobby
Contact: leslie.ford298@topper.wku.edu (Department of Public Health, Kentucky Public Health Association at WKU)

Meet the Pengyous

Get to know the soon-to-be-established Pengyou chapter at WKU, as well as participate in an open dialogue on the barriers between the U.S. and China. 
4:30pm-6:00pm, HCIC 2010
Contact: paul.wilson776@topper.wku.edu (Project Pengyou: WKU Chapter)

So You Want to Be a Foreign Service Officer?

If you're passionate about public service and want to represent the U.S. around the world, a challenging and rewarding career is waiting for you. WKU Diplomat-in-Residence and retired Minister-Counselor of the U.S. Foreign Service Michael McClellan will be presenting a career exploration opportunity from 6:00-7:00pm, DSU 2001 on careers within the U.S. Department of State.
Contact: internationalization@wku.edu (Office of International Programs)

Friday, November 20

African Dance Workshop*

An African dance movement experience exploring the rhythms, vocabulary, and history of this unique dance style. Participants should wear clothes in which they feel comfortable moving.
12:40-1:40pm, Gordon Wilson Hall 200A
Contact: sara.pecina924@topper.wku.edu (National Dance Education Organization WKU Student Chapter and WKU Dance Program)

Experience Tanzania 2016

Presentation on KIIS-Tanzania Program 2016. Tanzanian artwork on display, samplings of Tanzanian spiced rice and flat bread (chapati), and videos and photos from past programs. 
12:00-1:30pm, HCIC 2016
Contact: william.mkanta@wku.edu (Kentucky Institute for International Studies) 
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Hijab and Women’s Dress: A Cross-Cultural Experience and Conversation, Part III

All are welcome to participate in the women’s reflection of the experience of wearing a hijab. A talk about hijab culture and women’s clothing will be led by the participants in the activity.
2:00pm, Faculty House
Contact: dawn.winters@wku.edu (ESLi, Political Engagement Project, Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility)
Click here for an event flyer. 

Faraway Flix presents The Way He Looks

The Way He Looks, Leonardo is a blind Brazilian teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world all change completely with the arrival of Gabriel. You are invited to a free screening of this film, with an introduction and discussion led by Sarah Pereira Martins and Felipe Fabricio Farias da Silva. Snacks will be provided.
6:30 pm, Faculty House
Contact: shaden.melky@wku.edu (WKU Libraries) 


Fresh Food Company presents...

South Korean bulgogi with rice and cucumber salad.
11:00am-2:30pm

 Saturday, November 21

Africa Night: Featuring South Africa

In the Year of South Africa, the College of Education and Behavioral Science (CEBS) and African Student Union (ASU) will engage in an event that will represent different cultural activities of Africa and specifically South Africa. The event will include a variety of activities such as music and dance, exhibition of South African artifacts, African Fashion show and African cuisine. The African night will provide an exceptional learning experience about African countries and their different and unique cultures. The event take place on Saturday, November 21 in the DSU Auditorium from 4-7pm.

 

 *Swipeable event

IEW 2015 Planning Committee 

Lauren Bailes (Student Rep)
Joscylnn Brandon (Student Activities)
Jill Brown (OCSE)
Dewaker Dhandapani (ESLi)
Ginny Durakovich (HRL)
Kristina Gamble (OIDI)
Kay Gandy, Teacher Education (CEBS)
Andrea Garr-Barnes (OIDI)
Ashley Givan (ISO)
Katherine Hale (SAGL)
Kumi Ishii, Communication (PCAL)
Mindy Johnson (Student Activities)
Cheryl Kirby-Stokes (OSD)
Shannon Miller (ISO)
Brian Sullivan (GFCB)
Judith Szerdahelyi (PCAL)


 

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 IEW at WKU Homepage

International Education Week Participant Survey


IEW Social Media Hashtags:

#WKUIntlEdWK     #IEW2015     #WKUInternational


 

Thank you to the following sponsors for facilitating and supporting International Education Week at WKU: 

Potter College of Arts and Letters

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences 

WKU Libraries 

Honors College

 Departments of:
English

 Philosophy & Religion

African American Studies

 History

Diversity & Community Studies

Communication

Geography and Geology 

Public Health

Management

Offices of:
Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

Scholar Development

Study Abroad & Global Learning

Study Away

International Student Office

Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility

Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

MBA Sustainability Certificate Program,

WKU Dance Program

Student Activities

Campus Activities Board

 Housing & Residence Life

WKU Restaurant Group

WellU

Political Engagement Project

Kentucky Public Health Association WKU Student Chapter

 National Dance Education Organization WKU Student Chapter

 African Student Union

Project Pengyou: WKU Chapter

ESLi

Navitas

Cooperative Center for Study Abroad

Kentucky Institute for International Studies

Mellow Mushroom

Tropix

Mex Out

Taste of Europe

Taj Palace 

 
Are you interested in being involved in International Education Week 2015?

Contact internationalization@wku.edu

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