International Education Week - November 15-19, 2010
A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week (www.iew.state.gov) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It is part of an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment. For the third year, Marquette is hosting a variety of activities. Events include:
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Soup With Substance: International Service Experiences
This panel will feature students and alumni of international service programs who will reflect on how those experiences have impacted their lives. The panelists will talk about how they became interested in international service, how their organizations are serving internationally, and how the experience has impacted their future goals and ambitions.
Voices of Iraq
Iraqi women share their trials and tribulations of living in America while addressing the political landscape of home.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Experience the rich cultural heritage of Saudi Arabia while enjoying a delicious, traditional meal cooked by members of Marquette’s Saudi Arabian student organization.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17Career Café: Cross Cultural Communication
Career Services will discuss cross-cultural communication in relation to the working-world. Lunch is provided.
The Muslim-American Experience
Henke Lounge, AMU
Dr. Louise Cainkar, sociologist and author of Homeland Insecurity: The Arab American and Muslim American Experience after 9/11, is a leading scholar on Arab-American and Muslim-American youth. She will share an initial analysis of her research on youth in Chicago as well as her transnational and comparative research project.
Study Abroad Scholarship Presentation
Interested in studying abroad in the future but not sure you can afford it? Come to this presentation to discuss study abroad scholarship options and give tips on securing funding for your program.
Is Africa at War with Itself? The Causes and Consequences of Armed Conflict in Africa
Marquette Hall, 300
Dr. Alie, a History Professor at University of Sierra Leone (West Africa), will present this lecture on the current state of conflict in Africa.
Global Village Potluck Dinner
Campus Town East
Join the Global Village community for an American tradition with an international flavor. Global Village residents will cook dishes representative of their cultures for you to sample.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18
An Indonesian Experience: Volunteerism at a Jakarta NGO
Marquette student Katrina Kurniati speaks on her summer internship with the Freeman Foundation in Indonesia.
Film: Where Do I Stand?
This documentary, produced by Molly Blank focuses on issues of xenophobia in South Africa.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Soup With Substance: The Challenges of Peacebuilding in Postwar Africa
Dr. Joe A.D. Alie will speak on the reconstruction of peace in Liberia and Sierra Leone after deadly civil wars. The talk will address the major peacebuilding challenges and how both countries are trying to overcome them.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19-21
Holiday Folk Fair
State Fair Park
A Milwaukee tradition that celebrates the rich cultural heritage of this region. Details on http://www.folkfair.org/
International Photo Contest on Facebook
The Office of International Education (OIE) is holding its second annual International Photo Contest. The contest is taking place on OIE’s Study Abroad Facebook page. Judging takes place from Nov. 13-19. To vote, “like” your favorite photos. If you do not use Facebook, you can visit http://on.fb.me/cv7WFL to view the photos and e-mail your votes to email@example.com. Winners will be announced on Nov. 19.
Lunda Room featuring International Education Week Specials
Monday, November 15
Crispy chicken and Thai vegetables in a spicy volcano sauce
Served over cilantro rice
Tuesday, November 16
Tarragon Curry Vegetables
Seasonal vegetables stir-fried with pineapple and a tarragon coconut sauce
Served with rice
Wednesday, November 17
Seasoned ground beef and rice rolled in cabbage leaves, wrapped in bacon and
braised in tomato sauce
Served with mashed potatoes
Thursday, November 18
Falafel, tabbouleh salad, and hummus
Served with pita bread
Friday, November 19
Grilled Argentinean marinated steak
Served with sautéed vegetables and roasted potatoes