International Education Week

November 8, 2010

Xavier University will celebrate International Education Week November 15-21. It shares the benefits of international education and worldwide exchange. The annual event promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attracts future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange in the United States. All events are open and most are free. Xavier IEW is sponsored by: American Red Cross, International Services; Art; Bellarmine Chapel; Brueggeman Center for Dialogue; Center for Faith and Justice; Gallagher Student Center; Gender and Diversity Studies; Interfaith Community Engagement; International Student Services; International Students’ Society; McDonald Library; the Office of Multicultural Affairs; NKU; Peer Leadership Team; Spanish Club; Student Organization of Latinos; the Office of Study Abroad; Sustainability Club; Theology; University Communications; the Office of Vice Provost for Diversity; Voices of Solidarity; the Office of Web Services; World Hindu Council, Cincinnati Chapter; Xavier Women’s Center; the Xavier Bookstore.

Monday, November 15
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. The Salvadoran Jesuit Martyrs: An Interdisciplinary Conversation
Conaton Learning Commons, Room 406
A lunchtime presentation on the events surrounding the deaths of the Salvadoran Jesuit martyrs, and a discussion about how their story remains relevant today.

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. The History of the Griot
Gallagher Student Center, Room 280
Experience the art of African storytelling. The “griot” serves as the historian in African villages and holds the oral history of family traditions as well as stories pertaining to education, politics, community and spirituality.

5:30 p.m. Thinking About Studying Abroad?
Gallagher Student Center, Room 330
Describes the study abroad experience with videos of students currently studying abroad, and a panel of past students and those soon to study abroad. Learn how to sign up, when to go and what to expect.

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. “Stand and Deliver”
Kelley Auditorium, Alter Hall
An uplifting true story about the importance of education in a poor Hispanic community in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, November 16
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m Red Cross International Services Table Display
Gallagher Student Center, first floor
Learn about Red Cross International initiatives such as international family tracing, exploring humanitarian law, tsunami recovery programs and more.

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Haiti: Then and Now
Gallagher Student Center, Room 330
In addition to the devastation caused by the earthquake in January, the country now suffers from an unexpected outbreak of cholera. Vince Costello, International Services director of the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross, discusses the international response to these epidemics.

7:00 p.m. “White Rainbow”
Kennedy Auditorium, Conaton Learning Commons
The story of four women and their struggle to overcome the stigma and brutal reality of widowhood in modern India. The film’s producer, Linda Mandrayar, is attending the screening and discussing the White Rainbow Project.

Wednesday, November 17
10:00 a.m.-9.00 p.m Bottled Water Taste Test and Water Awareness Display
Gallagher Student Center
Come taste different types of bottled water and learn why it is not better. Labels are available to wear to show how much water it took to make your shirts and jeans.

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. The History of the Griot
Gallagher Student Center, Room 280
The “griot” serves as the historian in African villages and holds the oral history of family traditions as well as stories pertaining to education, politics, community and spirituality.

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m International Coffee Hour: Europe
Gallagher Student Center, Faces of the World Lounge, 2nd Floor
Come enjoy a sampling of European cuisine and culture.

7:00 p.m.-9.00 p.m. The Plight of Widows in India
Duff Banquet Center at Cintas Center
Dr. Mohini Giri, founder of the War Widows Association and the Guild of Service, discusses the plight of widows in India. Dr. Giri is the daughter-in-law of the former president of India and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

Thursday, November 18
5:00 p.m. Looking Beyond the Border
Albers Hall, Room 103
An all-inclusive panel on immigration featuring social, economic and cultural issues.

7:00 p.m. “Flow”
Kelley Auditorium, Alter Hall
A movie that explores Is water a public or private good? Should corporations be allowed to control water?

9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Resistance, Repression, Persistence: Commemoration Vigil of the Salvadorian Jesuits’ Call to Contemplation and Action in 1989
Bellarmine Chapel
Vigil to remember the aspirations for which the Salvadorian Jesuits struggled nonviolently amidst repression, and to reflect on how, despite their deaths in 1989, the struggle endures.

Friday, November 19
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. The History of the Griot
Gallagher Student Center, Room 280
The “griot” serves as the historian in African villages and holds the oral history of family traditions as well as stories pertaining to education, politics, community and spirituality.

6:30 p.m. International Potluck Dinner and Fashion Show
Cintas Center
Explore Xavier’s cultural heritage by joining the International Students’ Society’s annual Potluck Dinner and Fashion Show. A fashion show of traditional cultural dress is combined with amazing food and entertainment. All are welcome to attend and to bring a dish of their choosing or traditional dress from their culture. Those who are unable to bring food or something cultural to wear are welcome to attend for an entrance fee of $5.

Sunday, November 21
10:00 a.m.-1.30 p.m. Alternative Gift Fair
Gallagher Student Center Rotunda
More than 15 local nonprofit and fair-trade groups offer crafts and holiday decorations made by grassroots artisans from around the world.

Ongoing Events
Display of World Flags and International Music - Gallagher Student Center
Xavier Around the World Display - Gallagher Student Center stairwell
International Issues and Education Book Display - McDonald Library