Campus celebrates international education week

Continued homecoming events for students fill week on campus | November 17, 2003

The office of international student services is celebrating international education week with many internationally-themed events hosted by a variety of University departments and organizations.

Tuesday, Nov. 18, the office of student development is hosting a reception to "Explore Other Places" from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in Ryan's Pub. At 7:30 p.m., the office of modern languages is showing the film Lola Rent in the Worldviews Lounge.

On Wednesday, Nov. 19, the office of student development hosts an international coffee hour from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Faces of World Lounge. The theme is South Korea. The international students' society is showing the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon at 4:30 p.m. in the Romero center.

A discussion of women's rights is being sponsored by the learning assistance center on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Romero center.

McDonald library features an international display all week, and the office of student life features international music via the student center's sound system. For more information about the week's celebration, contact Helen Dolive at 513 745-2864. For more information about the week nationally, visit exchanges.state.gov.iew.

But events on campus aren't limited to the international ones this week. Voices of Solidarity is sponsoring a display of the Stations of the Cross, focusing on the reflections of Salvadoran people, on the Gallagher center's first floor this week. For more information, call 513 745-3005.

On Tuesday, Xavier is sponsoring the Greater Cincinnati Venture Association monthly luncheon event at the Queen City Club. Ali Malekzadeh, dean of the Williams College of Business, is briefly addressing the association, and Sherrie Human, associate business professor, is introducing keynote speaker Mel Gravely, an entrepreneur and educator who serves on the University entrepreneurship program's board of advisors. Several other Xavier faculty members and students are attending. For more information, visit www.gcva.com.

This week also continues the student events surrounding Xavier's homecoming celebration. Tuesday, students conclude a two-day video game tournament in which they compete in playing Halo Xbox. Sponsored by the student activities council, the games begin at 7:00 p.m. in the residence halls. The top two teams receive prizes. For more information, call 513 745-4250 or e-mail weidner@xavier.edu.

On Tuesday, students gather for XU Becoming, a celebrity impression competition. The event is at 7:00 p.m. in the Gallagher center food court. Three performers receive cash prizes. For more information, call 513 745-4250 or e-mail weidner@xavier.edu.

On Wednesday, the department of management and entrepreneurship hosts Meet the Firms Night at 6:30 p.m. in the Cintas Center. Students can learn about different firms and how they choose associates. Companies invited to participate include Cintas, General Electric, Convergys and Fifth Third Bank. For more information, call 513 745-4371 or e-mail shriberg@xu.edu.

All bets are on the table Wednesday for Casino night at the student center. Games begin on the ground level at 8:30 p.m. Winners receive prizes. For more information, call 513 745-4250 or e-mail weidner@xavier.edu.

Also Wednesday, the department of English's Ryan Writers Series presents a poetry reading by Peter O'Leary at 8:00 p.m. in the Villa. O'Leary is the author of a book of poetry, Watchfulness, and a book of criticism, Gnostic Contagion: Robert Duncan and the Poetry of Illness. For more information, contact Linda Loomis at loomis@admin.xu.edu.

Thursday, the Wellness team participates in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, passing out "quit bags" to help individuals quit smoking. For more information, call 513 745-3022 or e-mail zucchero@xavier.edu.

The Xavier Players is performing Cabaret in the Gallagher theater at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students, senior citizens, faculty and staff. For more information, call 513 745-3939 or e-mail neumeyer@xavier.edu.