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International Education Week




The 2017 IEW introduces its first ever IEW Dialogue Series. Facilitated by WKU faculty and led by WKU students, the IEW Dialogue Series is open to campus and creates opportunities for individuals to engage in dialogue within an academic setting. 

Monday, November 6 

Set Yourself Apart: Career Workshop for Study Abroad Alumni

Students with international study, work, or volunteer experience are invited to participate in this interactive workshop designed to provide individualized guidance on resume, cover letter, and interview preparation. Pre-registration required. Email for more details.

3:00pm, DSU 2001

Contact: Katherine Hale,

IEW Dialogue Series: Beyond the Dream

Following excerpt of documentary Beyond the Dream, participants discuss “defining American your way.” (Center for Citizenship & Social Justice)

3:00 - 4:30pm, MMTH Auditorium

Contact: Leah Ashwill,

Kolo: Traditional Bosnian Dance

Learn to dance the Kolo, a lively traditional dance often performed in various Bosnian celebrations. Organized by WKU's National Dance Education Organization. 

7:30pm, Gordon Wilson Hall Studio A

Contact: Trevor Edwards,

 Tuesday, November 7 

IEW Dialogue Series: What is Being Carved in Flesh is an Image of Society

Cross-cultural examples to explore key anthropological passages and small groups discuss with participants. Led by Dr. Kate Hudepohl. 

11:10am - 12:30pm, FAC 239

Contact: Kate Hudepohl,

IEW Dialogue Series: Cultural Differences in Business

Cultural communication simulation with active participation followed by discussion. Led by Dr. Aquesha Daniels and Ms. Mariah Yates

12:45 - 2:05pm, GH 238 and GH 243

Contact: Aquesha Daniels,

Coffee Talk

Meet and converse with students from around the world. Games, conversations, coffee, and great people all in one place.

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

Contact: Valarie Phelps,

 Wednesday, November 8 

International Business Forum: International Coffee Hour

Students will meet over coffee during Dr. Dana Cosby’s Dialogue Series session on "A Design Thinking Project for the Immigrant Workforce." Students will then have an opportunity to listen to the inspirational story of a Bosnian entrepreneur.

9:00-11:00am, GH 238

Contact: Aquesha Daniels,,

IEW Dialogue Series: A Design Thinking Project- Developing an Immigrant Workforce

Student-designed thinking projects about developing the immigrant workforce in Bowling Green. Led by Dr. Dana Cosby.

9:10 - 10:05am, GH 238

Contact: Dana Cosby,

IEW Dialogue Series: Can Images Convey the Meaning of the European Refugee Crisis?

Students will lead a discussion of the experimental documentary Fire at Sea (screening 11/7, 4:00pm, CH 125). (Dr. Ted Hovet)

10:20 - 11:15am, Cherry Hall 125

Contact: Ted Hovet,

*Free screening of the documentary on Tues., Nov. 7 at 4pm in Cherry 125. 

International Business Forum: Global Leadership Panel

Bosnian entrepreneurs will discuss their career paths in the US and how to succeed in business.

12:40 - 1:40pm, Grise Hall Auditorium


International Business Forum: Meet and Greet with Entrepreneurs

Students can meet and converse with Bosnian entrepreneurs during this time.

1:45 - 3:00pm, Girse Hall 2nd Floor Lobby


Lean In: Going Global

Lean-in session on how to tap into the global business environment; participants will be placed in small groups to facilitate discussion.

6:30pm, DSU 1037

Contact: Aquesha Daniels,

Thursday, November 9 

Networking for International Students

Focused session led by CCPD Assistant Director, Adrianne Browning, to provide tips on how to network effectively for future internship and job opportunities.

10:00 - 11:00am, Grise Hall 441

Contact: Aquesha Daniels,

I am a Hilltopper, I am a Worldtopper: A Panel Discussion on International Education

A panel discussion featuring students who studied abroad in summer 2017. Open to students and faculty who would like to learn about or share their experiences in international education.

11:00am, MMTH 118

Contact: William Mkanta,

IEW Dialogue Series: Exporting Explored

Students will discuss the impact of exporting to global markets.Led by Dr. Helen Liang.

11:10am-12:30pm, Grise Hall 242

Contact: Helen Liang,

IEW Dialogue Series: The Social Fabric of Health

Cross-cultural examples to explore key anthropological passages and small groups discuss with participants. Led by Dr. Kate Hudepohl.

2:40-3:40pm, FAC 239

Contact: Kate Hudepohl,

ESLi Movie/Game Night

Mix and mingle while watching an American pop culture movie and playing American games.

3:30 - 5:30pm, Tate Page Hall 338

Contact: Valarie Phelps,

Justice is Female: The Intersection of Bosnian Culture and American Legal Practice

Discussion by three female Bosnian-American lawyers about the interaction of Bosnian culture and American legal practice.

6:00-7:00pm, DSU 3020

Contact: Jennifer Brinkley,

Faraway Places: "City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the first First Chief of Police of Paris"

Presentation by Holly Tucker, Professor in Vanderbilt University's Department of French and Italian

7:00pm, Barnes and Noble

Contact: WKU Libraries, 745-6121

2017 IEW Planning Committee 

Aquesha Daniels (GFCB)
George Dordoni (ISO)
Katherine Hale (SAGL)
Ted Hovet (PCAL) 
William Mkanta (CHHS)
Jane Olmsted (UC)
Val Phelps (ESLi)
Martin Stone (OCSE)

Interested in organizing an IEW event? 

Click here to submit your event information. 

Click here to read the 2017 IEW Press Release


  IEW at WKU Homepage

International Education Week Participant Survey

 IEW Social Media Hashtags: 

#WKUIEW #IEW2017 #WKUInternational 

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


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Gordon Ford College of Business

WKU Libraries 

Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology

Department of Management 

Film Studies

Gender and Women's Studies

Paralegal Studies 

Center for Career & Professional Development

Center for Citizenship & Social Justice

Study Abroad & Global Learning 


National Dance Education Organization WKU Student Chapter

Business Without Borders WKU Chapter

WKU Women in Business Student Chapter

Barnes and Noble 



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