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Campus to Celebrate International Education Week

NOV. 9, 2009 | International Education Week, held Nov 16-20 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and on college campuses across the nation, is designed to showcase international activities of the faculty, staff and students. International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, according to the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education web site.

This joint initiative of these two federal agencies is intended to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. The UWRF schedule includes:

Nov. 16, 6 p.m., Falcon’s Nest, University Center. Invisible Children will be showing its new film called “Together We’re Free.” It follows the course of Invisible Children’s most recent advocacy event, called “The Rescue.” The event encouraged international youth who truly believe in and value creativity, idealism, and sacrifice to tangibly make a difference by “abducting themselves.”

Nov. 17, 8 - 9:15 a.m., 102 Hagestad Hall. Teacher Ann Scharfenberg and student Sarah Bygd, from New Richmond High School, will share their perspective on a year-long study abroad in Equador.

Nov. 17, 11 - 12:15 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, University Center, Video: “Sick Around the World” features the health care systems in a number of European countries.

Nov. 17, 11 – 2:45 a.m., 102 Hagestad Hall, Presentations on “How Business Protocols Depend on the Culture” focusing on France, Denmark, Brazil, Italy, and Saudi Arabia. Lunch break.

Nov. 17, 2-2:45 p.m., 210 South Hall, Presentation: “Can the U.S. and Iran Benefit from Having a Better Relationship?” Discussion with UWRF Professors Hamid Tabesh and Reza Rahgozar.

Nov. 17, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. 102 Hagestad Hall, Presentation: “International Investing: Double Your Money in Two Years” by UWRF accounting Professor Dawn Hukai.

Nov. 17, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Falcon’s Nest, University Center, Video: “Sick Around the World” features the health care systems in a number of European countries. Followed by the Student Economic Society panel discussion. This will be shown in the UC Falcon’s Nest.

Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, Wyman Series Presents: Speaking in Tongues (World Music with a Chinese Pipa player). Tickets at the door: free for UWRF students and 18 and under; $5 for seniors (65+) and $8 for the public.

Nov. 18, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, University Center, Hour-long open campus public presentations from reporters Dan Grossman and Steve Sapienza from the Pulitzer Center on Crises Reporting. Presentations begin on the hour beginning at 9 a.m. and the final presentation is at 2 p.m.

Nov. 18, 11 - 1p.m., Falcon’s Nest, University Center, Mini Global Fair hosted by: the Jewish Student Organization, International Student Association, Asian American Student Association, Student United Way (International), Brothers and Sisters of Islam, and others. Events include: sales on Kenyan jewelry, rice paper calligraphy, Chinese dance, and more.

Nov. 18, Noon - 1:50 p.m., 102 Hagestad Hall, Study abroad presentations will be held in the Global Connections Office.

Nov. 18, 3 - 3:50 p.m. 102 Hagestad Hall, Shih Hsin Presentation.

Nov. 18, 4 - 4:50 p.m., Riverview Ballroom, University Center, The Pulitzer Center on Crises Reporting presents “Heat of the Moment: Reports from the Frontline of Climate Change.” Moderator of this event is UWRF Provost Fernanado Delgado.

Nov. 19, 11a.m. - 4:50 p.m., 102 Hagestad Hall. A number of presentations include: Israeli International Affairs, Feed My Starving Children program, UWRF Asian Studies Program, and Singapore: The Asian Global School House.

Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. Film: “Ana’s Playground,” screening with Erik Howel, director; Marsha Trainer, producer; Jillian Nodland, producer. The film portrays the impact of war and conflict on children and those forced into armed conflict and offers the message that the loss of a child’s playful spirit should never be acceptable as a collateral damage or a casualty of war. Nodland is a River Falls resident.

For more information on International Education Week, contact the UWRF global connections office at 715.425.4891.


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