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International Education Week 2011

& Modern Languages Week

Join us for the following activities during International Education/Modern Languages week November 14 through November 18.

Monday, November 14

"Gender and Politics in Latin American Popular Music"
12:00 - 12:50  pm - 114 Moreau Hall

This event will focus on the music of Mercedes Sosa and Lucho Gatica. Presented by Professor Daniel Party and Rachel Thiel.

French Dinner
4:30 - 7:30 pm - Noble Family Dining Hall

"Fulbright Experience in Brazil" 
Dr. Steven Broad, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
5:30 - 6:30 pm, Student Center, Warner Conference Room

"Arts Around the World" presented by Modern Language Department
7:30 pm, Haggar Parlor

Tuesday, November 15

International Student Panel
Noon - 1:00 pm - Student Center, Warner Conference Room

The International Student panel welcomes the campus to attend a brief presentation on Australia, China, Myanmar, Morocco, Rwanda, and South Korea. Current international students will brief the audience with cultural information on their home country, their journey to the United States and what aspects of life are different here. They will also share obstacles or stereotypes they have encountered along the way. There will be a question and answer session following.

• Nina Campos – Australia
• Huyaling Wang (Norah) – China
• Shwe Yee Phyoe – Myanmar
• Omayma Mourai – Morocco
• Ariane Umutoni – Rwanda
• Anteth Batamuliza – Rwanda
• Soyoung Lee – South Korea

German Dinner
4:30 - 7:30 pm - Noble Family Dining Hall

Intercultural Learning Showcase
7:00 - 9:00 pm - Stapleton Lounge

All students are welcome to attend the 2011 Intercultural Learning Showcase to learn about recent study abroad returnees' international and intercultural learning experiences. Presenters will share their study abroad stories and interactions with local people in different cultural contexts. We will announce the winners of 2011 Study Abroad Photo/Video/Essay Contests and recognize 2011-12 study abroad peer advisers at the event. Information about summer 2012 CWIL student travel grants and the application form will be offered. The attendance is mandatory for students who plan to apply for the summer grant.

Wednesday, November 16

Panel on Women and Empowerment in the Muslim World - Varied Perspectives
Noon - 1:00 pm, Student Center, Vander Vennet Theatre

Moderated by Dr. Marc Belanger, Associate Professor, Political Science

  • Women in Afghanistan from a Military Perspective, presenter Roy Seitz
  • Women in Islam presenters Soraya Wirth and Ayat Seif Elnasr
  • Women in Pakistan presenter Nabila Feroz Bhatti

Italian Lunch
11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Noble Family Dining Hall

"Global Women's Worlds Congress: SMC Student Reflections and Experiences"
5:00 - 6:00 pm, Student Center, Warner Conference Room

Dr. Sonalini Sapra, Assistant Professor, Political Science and Women's Studies
Alayne Riege, Psychology and Women's Studies
Gen Spittler, Nursing and Women's Studies

Come listen to students and faculty talk about their experiences attending the 2011 Women’s Worlds Congress in Ottawa, Canada. The theme of the conference this year was “Inclusions, exclusions, and seclusions: Living in a globalized world”. Some of the big questions the conference was concerned with are: Does globalization include, exclude, and/or seclude women? As global hierarchies realign, how are gender roles and identities evolving? How are social identifications like power, privilege, citizenship, and nation affected?

Thursday, November 17

"Chinese Decorative Art and Design" Jinhua Yu, Visiting scholar from China
12:30 - 1:30 pm, Student Center, Warner Conference Room

The lecture focuses on introducing some traditional Chinese folk decorated art especially the folk art of Shanxi Province and how the art students of Xi’an University get inspirations and ideas from these traditional arts and then create and design some new forms of modern arts.

Spanish Dinner
4:30 - 7:30 pm - Noble Family Dining Hall

Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation
November 17 and November 21
6:00 - 8:00 pm

The Study Abroad Pre-Departure orientation is required for all Spring 2012 study abroad participants. We will talk about health, safety, insurance, and intercultural learning strategies, etc. Study abroad returnees and some experts in certain areas will be invited.

Friday, November 18

International Cultural and Study Abroad Fair
Noon - 2:00 pm, Student Center Lounge

Browse through booths promoting our study abroad programs and speak with international students who represent the country. Additionally, enjoy lunch with us while watching dance performances, listening to poetry being read and the beautiful voices of our international students presenting traditional songs.

Arabic Dinner
4:30- 7:30 pm - Noble Family Dining Hall

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