October 22, 2009
Anarrubenia Capellin (left), a sophomore from Honduras, and Maria Millan, a sophomore from Mexico, are looking forward to International Education Week again this year.
WOOSTER, Ohio - The College of Wooster will celebrate International Education Week with a wide range of events and activities, featuring music, poetry, dance, art, and clothing from around the world, Nov. 14-21.
The festivities begin with a culture and talent show on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in McGaw Chapel (340 E. University St.). The celebration continues on Monday, Nov. 16, with an open forum, titled "Botswana: A Case of Global Humanitarianism." Students, faculty, and staff will share their
service-work experiences in Botswana from 7-9 p.m. in the formal lounge of Babcock Hall (1315 Beall Ave.). Both events are free and open to the public.
On Tuesday, Nov. 17, Susan Clayton, professor of psychology and environmental studies; David McConnell, professor of sociology and anthropology; Mareike Herrmann, associate professor of German
and Russian studies; and Dale Seeds, professor of theatre and dance and film studies, will present “An International Perspective on Environmental Issues – Examining Problems and Solutions” at the
third and final Faculty at Large lecture of the Fall Semester at 11 a.m. in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.). Admission is free and open to the public.
Wooster's Ambassadors will host the annual "Flavours of the World" reception on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Kittredge Hall (535 E. Wayne Ave.). Guests are invited to sample delicious selections from India, Pakistan, Botswana, Ecuador, and The Netherlands. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased through the Wooster Inn (330-263-2660).
Students will share cultural objects and information from countries representing their origins and travels throughout the world during the international bazaar, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19 from 4-6 p.m. in the main lobby of Lowry Center (1189 Beall Ave.). This
event is also free and open to the public.
On Friday, Nov. 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Lowry Center, Wooster will host Mehndi Night, an opportunity to experience the South Asian cultural traditions of drawing henna (mehndi) designs, making rangoli (Indian sand painting art), and participating in dandiya (traditional Indian folk dance with sticks). Admission, materials, and instruction will be provided at no charge.
The week concludes on Saturday, Nov. 21, with the annual South Asia Dinner, beginning at 6 p.m. in Macky Hall of Westminster Church House (353 E. Pine St.). Tickets may be purchased at the Wilson Bookstore, beginning Friday, Nov. 13.
Other activities include an art wall trivia contest in Lowry Center throughout the week, as well as an off-campus study fair for students on Nov. 16 from 3-6 p.m. in the main lobby of Lowry Center (1189 Beall Ave.). There will also be an opportunity for students to explore summer vocational opportunities in the areas of health-related international service work or social justice issues
offered through the Lilly Project for the Exploration of Vocation on Nov. 17 from 7-9 p.m. in Severance (Chemistry) Hall (943 College Mall). In addition, student ambassadors Morag Neill (Botswana) and Bastiaan van de Lagemaat (The Netherlands), will join Amyaz Moledina, associate professor of economics, for his weekly radio show, "Transglobal Groove Collective" on WCWS 90.9
FM on Nov. 15 and Nov. 22 from 2-4 p.m.
International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries.
Sponsors for International Education Week at Wooster are the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA), the Ambassadors Program, the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement, Off-Campus Studies Program, the Lilly Project, South Asia Committee, Cross-Cultural Living and Experiences Program (CCLEP), and the International Student Association (ISA).
Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2711), e-mail, or on the web.
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