Celebrate International Education

November 7, 2011

Many options await Xavier University students during the celebration of National International Education Week November 14-20.

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for global engagement and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. Xavier’s diverse student body allows this opportunity to engage the Xavier Community to consider what the University can offer the global community and showcases the impact of international education on Xavier’s campus.

Activities are listed below. All events listed below are for students or faculty only unless noted otherwise. For more information please contact the Romero International Center at 513-745-2864.

Xavier 2011 National International Education Week Events

Ongoing Events
• Display of World Flags and International Music Gallagher Student Center, Smith Hall and Conaton Learning Commons
• Display in Alter Hall about the Fredin Memorial Scholarship for study abroad in France at the University of Paris, Sorbonne or the University of Grenoble.
• Library display about international education in the Conaton Learning Commons.
• Monday-Friday from 4:30-8:00 p.m., foods from different regions and cultures will be available in the Hoff Dining Commons at the Blue Flame Xhibition station along with regular menu items.
• Traffic: Voices for Change: Nov.17-20 at 7:30 p.m., Gallagher Student Center Studio Theater. A theatrical production of student-developed and produced performance pieces based on contemporary issues. Human trafficking across international borders is one of the 9 per¬formance pieces. $3 admission is donated to charity.

Monday, Nov. 14
Center for Faith & Justice Community Night
Any time between 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Clocktower Lounge of Gallagher Student Center
Vegetarian dinner hosted by French Club.
Sponsored by: Center for Faith and Justice and French Club

Community Development: Work in Nicaragua (FREE AND OPEN)
7:00 p.m., Conaton Learning Commons 412 (Kennedy Auditorium)
Pat and Kathy Floerke from the Center for Development in Central America will share their perspectives on the current Ni¬caraguan reality and CDCA’s work in this impoverished nation.
Sponsored by: Spanish Club, Voices of Solidarity, and Academic Service Learning Semester

Tuesday, Nov. 15
Study Abroad Information Session
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Logan Hall 101
Xavier offers over 300 study abroad pro¬grams. Explore these options and plan ahead to make study abroad a reality.
Sponsored by: Center for Internation¬al Education, Study Abroad Program

Wednesday, Nov. 16
Hunger Fast
6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., across campus
Participate in a fast in solidar¬ity with those around the world who experience hunger, while raising aware¬ness about hunger issues. Register at xuhungerfast.eventbrite.com. Partici¬pants may donate the cost of lunch ($5) to the UN World Food Program.
Sponsored by: Center for Faith and Justice

International Coffee Hour: Thailand
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Faces of the World Lounge, Gallagher Student Center, 2nd Floor
Enjoy a sampling of Thai cuisine and culture. Come and enjoy Pad Thai noodles, basil chicken, chicken Satay, Vegetarian fried rice, and Thai iced tea.
Sponsored by: Center for International Education and Thai students.

Leveraging Your Study Abroad Experience
5:00-6:00 p.m., Conaton Learning Commons 412 Kennedy Auditorium
Students share their study abroad experiences, focusing on how the experiences influenced their worldviews and expectations regarding their job search. Three copies of the book “The Global Classroom an Essential Guide to Study Abroad” are being given away.
Sponsored by: Center for Interna¬tional Education, Center for Teaching Excellence, Department of Modern Languages

Remembering the Hummingbird (FREE AND OPEN)
5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Alter Hall Kelley Auditorium
Learn about the life of Wangari Maathai through movie clips from “Taken Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai.” Presenters are Tamika Odum, Jerry Cline Bailey and students.
Sponsored by: African Student Associa¬tion, Women’s Center, and Office of Interfaith Community Engagement

“Mooz-lum” (FREE AND OPEN)
7:00 p.m., Gallagher Student CenterTheater
Screening of the film Mooz-lum and discussion with the producer, Qasim Bashir.
Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Story Told (FREE AND OPEN)
9:00 p.m., Kennedy Auditorium
Join Unified for UNIFAT in watch¬ing footage of the students supported by UNIFAT in Gulu, Northern Uganda.
Sponsored by: Unified for UNIFAT

Thursday, Nov. 17
Controlling the Narrative: Meeting Institutional Impera¬tives around Global Learning
10:30 a.m. to noon or 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Conaton Learning Commons 308
Workshop for faculty led by inter¬national education expert Harvey Charles, vice provost for international initiatives and director of the Center for International Education at Northern Arizona University.
Sponsored by: Center for Interna¬tional Education, Center for Teaching Excellence, Department of Modern Languages

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Andy’s Mediterranean at Ryan’s Pub, Gallagher Student Center
Enjoy a belly dancing show while enjoying international and traditional pub fare, including Andy’s signature Paella and pizza along with other great Middle Eastern offerings.
Sponsored by: Andy’s Mediterranean at Ryan’s Pub

Preparing for an International Career
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Smith Hall 137
Join a discussion with individuals who are employed abroad or in an international-related job. The group represents a variety of professional and educational backgrounds.
Sponsored by: Center for International Education, Williams College of Busi¬ness Professional Development Center, Center for Faith and Justice, Career Services Center

Traffic: Voices for Change (OPEN TO PUBLIC - ADMISSION FEE)
7:30 p.m., Gallagher Student Center, Studio Theater
Nine student-developed and -produced performanc¬es focusing on human trafficking across international borders. $3 admission is donated to charity.
Sponsored by: Xavier Players

Jesuit Vigil (FREE AND OPEN)
8:30 p.m., Bellarmine Chapel
Voices of Solidarity is holding a vigil for the six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter killed in El Salvador on Nov. 16, 1989. The vigil reflects on the lives of the Jesuits and what they sacrificed for the sake of solidarity with the Salvadoran people.
Sponsored by: Voices of Solidarity and Center for Faith and Justice

Friday, Nov. 18
International Potluck Dinner and Fashion Show
6:30 p.m., Conaton Boardroom, Schmidt Hall
Explore the rich cultures and histories represented at Xavier at the Inter¬national Potluck Dinner and Fashion Show. All are encouraged to bring a dish of their choosing or traditional dress from their cultural heritage. Those unable to bring food or fashion are charged $5.
Sponsored by: International Students’ Society

Traffic: Voices for Change (OPEN TO PUBLIC - ADMISSION FEE)
7:30 p.m., Gallagher Student Center, Studio Theater

Saturday, Nov. 19
Germania Society Christkindlmarkt
1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Bellarmine Circle
German Club is going to Christkindl¬markt in Cincinnati where there ares food, toys, games, carriage rides, petting zoos, music, entertainment and more. The $3 admission is cov¬ered for the first 20 people to sign up. RSVP required at weigandr@xavier.edu. Drivers needed.
Sponsored by: German Club

Traffic: Voices for Change (OPEN TO PUBLIC - ADMISSION FEE)
7:30 p.m., Gallagher Student Center, Studio Theater

Sunday, Nov. 20
Fifth Annual Alternative Gift Fair and Holiday Fair Trade Sale
10:00 a.m.-1.30 p.m., Gallagher Student Center, First Floor Rotunda
More than 20 local nonprofits and fair trade groups are selling unique international fair trade crafts, jewelry, pottery, coffees/teas and holiday decorations that support grassroots artisans around the world.
Sponsored by: Bellarmine Chapel

Traffic: Voices for Change (OPEN TO PUBLIC - ADMISSION FEE)
7:30 p.m., Gallagher Student Center Studio Theater