November 5, 2010
WOOSTER, Ohio — The College of Wooster will celebrate its diversity through art, entertainment, music, recreation, and food from around the world during International Education Week
The festivities begin with a culture and talent show on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. in McGaw Chapel (340 E. University St.). The following day (Nov.14), visitors are invited to learn the South Asian art of Rangoli, which utilizes colored sands, from 5-7 p.m. in the main lobby of Lowry Center (1189 Beall Ave).
An educational dinner for students intended to draw attention to global poverty will be held on Monday (Nov. 15) at 6:30 p.m. in Kittredge Dining Hall (535 E. Wayne Ave.). Reservations can be made at the Information Desk in Lowry Center.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats will take center stage in McGaw Chapel on Wednesday (Nov. 17) at 8 p.m. for a spectacular display of skill. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. College of Wooster students, faculty, and staff can obtain free tickets with their C.O.W. cards.
The celebration continues on Thursday (Nov. 18) with an international bazaar in which students will reflect on their origins and travel experiences by sharing cultural objects, clothing, and information about their lives. The bazaar will take place from 4-6 p.m. in Lowry Center’s main lobby. Then at 7:30 p.m. in Gault Recital Hall in Scheide Music Center (525 E. University St.), Mansour Javidan, dean of research and Garvin Distinguished Professor at the Thunderbird Institute of Global Management, will deliver a lecture, titled “Leading with a Global Mindset.
A fundraiser poker event for flood victims of Pakistan will be held on Friday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in the main lobby of Lowry Center. A donation of $5 will be collected to reserve a spot at the table.
The festivities will conclude on Saturday (Nov. 20) with the always-popular South Asian Dinner at 6 p.m. in Mackey Hall of Westminster Church House (353 E. Pine St.). Tickets, which go on sale at the Wilson Bookstore on Nov. 12, are $7 for Wooster students and $12 for staff, faculty, and community members.
Other activities include an art-wall trivia contest that will take place in Lowry Center throughout the week, as well as an off-campus study fair for students on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the main lobby of Lowry Center. That same day there will be an opportunity for students to explore summer vocational opportunities offered through the Lilly Project for the Exploration of Vocation from 7-9 p.m. in Room 009 of Severance Hall (943 College Mall). There will also be students speaking about the Azimuth Fellowship and the Medical Humanitarian Fellowship.
International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the
U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries.
Sponsors for International Education Week at Wooster are the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA), the Ambassadors Program, the Center for Diversity & Global Engagement, the Off-Campus Studies Program, the Lilly Project for the Exploration of Vocation, South Asia Committee, Global Engagement Network (GEN), Late Night Activities, Wooster Activity Crew (WAC), Cultural Events Committee, Lowry Center and Student Activities Office, the Chinese Program, the Wilson Speaker Series, and the Office of the President.
Additional information is available by phone (330-287-3511), e-mail, or online.
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