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International Education Week 2016

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

EVENTS

Monday, November 14

Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk is a time for students to practice their conversation in English while getting to know other students (international and American) in a comfortable environment.

3:30pm - 4:30pm, Tate Page Hall 399F

Contact: Valarie Phelps, valarie.phelps@wku.edu


 Tuesday, November 15

New Zealand Study Abroad 

Come see some fabulous photos from our 2016 journey to New Zealand and learn how you can be part of our next adventure. 

2:30pm, Diddle Arena 2029

Contact: Raymond Poff, raymond.poff.@wku.edu

Teach Internationally! 

An interactive panel discussion with  WKU student alumni sharing their experiences about teaching internationally. Information about opportunities for international teaching experiences during student teaching semester and beyond. 

4:30pm - 6:00pm, Gary Ransdell Hall 1074

Contact: Julia Mittleberg, julia.mittleberg.@wku.edu

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.

1:00pm - 2:00pm, Downing Student Union 2123-2124

Contact: Jieyoung Kong, jieyoung.kong@wku.edu


 Wednesday, November 16

Ogden College Study Abroad Fair

OCSE students can learn more about study abroad opportunities at this fair!

8:00am - 4:30 pm, EST Lobby

Contact: Amy Nemon, amy.nemon@wku.edu

From the Hill to the World: First Annual International Business Symposium 

Understanding how to “get there” often involves learning from someone who has  “been there.” The International Business Symposium creates  opportunities or students to  hear about experiences of professionals who have enjoyed global careers and students who have participated in global academic experiences. We want to create the connections that can take interest in global business to exploration of business careers to the development of a map to future career success. 

International Coffee Hour featuring remarks from Kentucky Trade Center CEO: 9:15 am, Grise Hall 240

International Service Projects in our Backyard, 10:30 am, Grise Hall 240

Global Leaders Panel Discussion: 12:40pm, Grise Hall 235

Student Connections, International business organizations and study abroad opportunities, 12:40 - 4:00 pm, Grise Hall 240

Networking event: 2:00pm. Grise Hall 235

Contact: Dana Cosby, dana.cosby@wku.edu

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 and drinks while trying your hand at games and activities from Spain, Morocco, Scotland, South Korea, Mongolia and Xinjiang.

4:30pm - 6:30pm, PFT, Hugh Poland, Keen, Barnes, and Bemis Halls

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 Thursday, November 17

Ogden College Study Abroad Fair

OCSE students can learn more about study abroad opportunities at this fair!

8:00am - 4:30 pm, EST Lobby

Contact: Amy Nemon, amy.nemon@wku.edu

Potter College Faculty-led Study Abroad Fair

Nine countries will be featured at Potter College Faculty-Led Study Abroad Fair in Cherry Hall: Argentina, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Japan, Morocco, Spain, and Trinidad. Additionally, KIIS, CCSA, and Study Away will also be represented. Besides getting information and picking up brochures, students will be able to view photos of last year’s events, listen to traditional music, and sample ethnic food. Among others, hot chocolate, empanadas, tapas, polenta cakes, baklava, etc. will be served at the event. 

10:45am - 2:30pm, Cherry Hall Lobby

Contact: Judith Szerdahelyi, judith.szerdahelyi@wku.edu

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 Lobby

Contact: Grace Lartey, grace.lartey@wku.edu

Through the Eyes of a Refugee

No Lost Generation WKU, as part of a national student initiative to raise awareness about young refugees, invites you to participate in Through the Eyes of a Refugee. Through virtual reality technology, place yourself in the shoes of young refugees from Syria, South Sudan, and Ukraine. Hear their stories and see their world to learn more about the refugee crisis from a child's perspective. Also learn about how you can get involved to make a difference for refugees on a local and global scale.

12:00pm - 2:00 pm, Centennial Mall

Contact: Maggie Sullivan, margaret.sullivan591@topper.wku.edu

New Zealand Study Abroad 

Come see some fabulous photos from our 2016 journey to New Zealand and learn how you can be part of our next adventure. 

2:30pm, Diddle Arena 2029

Contact: Raymond Poff, raymond.poff.@wku.edu

Coffee Talk 

Coffee Talk is a time for students to practice their conversation in English while getting to know other students (international and American) in a comfortable environment.

3:30pm - 5:00pm, Tate Page Hall 399F

Contact: Valarie Phelps, valarie.phelps@wku.edu

Sport Perspectives through Korea

Dr. Veronica Son, a native to South Korea and scholar in Psycho/Social sport and exercise issues, works with the Korean Olympic team and will give a talk and answer questions addressing sport in Korea, its similarities and differences with the US, and more. 

6:00pm, Smith Stadium 1029

Contact: Evie.oregon@wku.edu

Project Pengyou Day: The Why's and How's of Living and Working in the U.S.-China Space

The Project Pengyou WKU Chapter will host a panel of U.S.-China professionals that understand the value of living and working in the U.S.-China space. It is Project Pengyou's hope attendees discover and gain an understanding of their role in U.S.-China affairs, thus expand the chapter's mission of engaging a broader demographic in this cross-cultural dialogue. Following the panel will be a social gathering where attendees can engage in one-on-ones with the panel professionals and other attendees. 
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6:00pm - 8:00pm, HCIC 1011

Contact: Melissa Smith, ppythewkuchapter@gmail.com

Faraway Places 

John Dizgun, Executive Director, Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS), Bowling Green, KY discusses "Istanbul, Turkey: Cultural Crossroads."

7:00pm, Barnes and Noble

Contact: Brian Coutts, brian.coutts@wku.edu
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Friday, November 18

South Korean Dance Fusion

A dance class influenced by the traditional styles of South Korean dances. Featuring traditional movement, fans, and more!

12:30pm - 1:30pm, Gordon Wilson Hall Studio 200A

Contact: Kelby Auten, kelby.auten323@topper.wku.edu

Faraway Flix presents A Brand New Life

A film by French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte. Disscussion led by Drs. Samuel Kim and Jooyeon Hwang to follow screening. 

6:30pm, Cherry Hall 125

Contact: Shaden Melky, Shaden.melky@wku.edu
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Career Workshop for International Students

The International Student Diplomats are hosting an educational event called "Supercharge your Career" to provide a platform to the international students at WKU, where they can learn how to find and approach career opportunities in the U.S, enhance their communication skills, and facilitate them to become better professionals. At the end of the event, the students will be awarded with a certificate. Ms.  Rebecca Tinker, Ms. Stacey Gish, Mr. George Dordoni, and Ms. Natalia Luna will be the guest speakers for the event.

5:00pm - 7:00pm, Location: HCIC 1011

Contact: George Dordoni, George.dordoni@wku.edu



IEW 2016 Planning Committee 
 

Josclynn Brandon (Student Activities)
Brian Campbell (SAGL)
Dana Cosby (GFCB)
George Dordoni (ISO) 
Kumi Ishii (PCAL) 
Amelia Kolb (Student Representative)
Grace Lartey (CHHS)
Julia Mittelberg (CEBS)
Amy Nemon (OCSE)
Evie Oregon (CHHS)
Valarie Phelps (ESLi)
Judith Szerdahelyi (PCAL)


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

 

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 Potter College of Arts and Letters

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences 

College of Health and Human Services

Ogden College of Science and Engineering

Gordon Ford College of Business

WKU Libraries 

WKU Honors College 

Department of Art

Department of Communication

Department of English

Department of Modern Languages

Department of Political Science 

Department of Public Health

Department of Theater & Dance

School of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport

School of Teacher Education

Study Abroad & Global Learning 

Office of Study Away

Career Center for Career and Professional Development

The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky

Chinese Flagship Program at WKU

The Confucius Institute

Business Without Borders WKU Chapter

Kentucky Public Health Association WKU Student Chapter

 National Dance Education Organization WKU Student Chapter

No Lost Generation WKU Student Chapter

WKU Student Government Association

My Campus Too Committee

WKU Project Pengyou

WKU International Diplomats

Cooperative Center for Study Abroad 

ESLi

Kentucky Trade Center

Kentucky Institute for International Studies

Barnes and Noble 

Yangon Bistro

MexOut



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