Xavier celebrates International Education Week Nov. 14-20 with flags, music and food

Multiple events include several that are open to the public | November 9, 2011

Xavier is celebrating International Education Week Nov. 14-20 with multiple events that highlight international opportunities on campus. Several events are open to the public

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 share experiences in the United States.

Xavier’s diverse student body provides an opportunity for the Xavier community to consider what the University can offer the global community as it showcases the impact of international education on Xavier’s campus.

Among the many events scheduled for faculty and students are a study abroad information session on Tuesday, Nov. 16, an international potluck dinner and fashion show on Friday, Nov. 18, and a trip to the Germania Society Christkindlmarkt on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Events that are open to the public include:

• Monday, Nov. 14 - Community Development: Work in Nicaragua
7:00 p.m. Conaton Learning Commons 412 (Kennedy auditorium)
Pat and Kathy Floerke from the Center for Development in Central America share their perspectives on the current Nicaraguan reality and their work in this impoverished nation.

• Wednesday, Nov. 16 - Remembering the Hummingbird
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.

• Wednesday, Nov. 16 - “Mooz-lum”
7:00 p.m. Gallagher Student Center Theater
Screening of the film "Mooz-lum" and discussion with the producer, Qasim Bashir.

• Wednesday, Nov. 16 - The Story Told
9:00 p.m. Kennedy auditorium
Join Unified for UNIFAT in watching footage of the students supported by UNIFAT in Gulu, Northern Uganda.

• Thursday, Nov. 17 - Jesuit Vigil
8:30 p.m., Bellarmine Chapel
The group,Voices of Solidarity, is holding a vigil for the six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter who were 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.

• Thursday, Nov. 17-Sunday Nov. 20 - Traffic: Voices for Change
7:30 p.m. Gallagher Student Center, studio theater
Nine student-developed and -produced performances focus on human trafficking across international borders. $3 admission, donated to charity.

For more information please contact the Center for International Education at 513-745-2864 or visit the center's website.