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Celebrate International Education Week!

Join the Office of International Education to celebrate the 2013 International Education Week Friday, Nov. 15 to Friday, Nov. 22 through more than 12 free events surrounding the benefits of global awareness and exchange. In support of the joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week will focus on cultural perspectives and understanding within the Marquette community developing better collaborators, competitors and compassionate neighbors in today’s global society.

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Mass for Peace and Justice concludes observance to remember the Salvadoran martyrs

Student with Marquette bannerFriday, November 15
St. Joan of Arc Chapel

A special Mass for Peace and Justice will be celebrated Friday, Nov. 15, at noon in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel. The liturgy will conclude a weeklong observance to commemorate the Salvadoran Martyrs. During the Mass, students and staff who will be traveling to the Ignatian Family Teach-In will be blessed and sent forth on their journey. All are welcome to attend the celebration. For additional information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs, at 8-0522.  


Global Discussion Series: "What's Next for Sub-Saharan Africa? Open Questions for African Studies"

Student with Marquette bannerFriday, November 15
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Raynor Beaumier Suite A, lower level

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Office of International Education encourage students and faculty to come together for an informal, interdisciplinary conversation surrounding global issues. The Global Discussion Series fifth event will focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. The engaging discussion will focus on the large questions facing the region allowing faculty, students to share their views, experience and research questions. A panel of faculty experts will briefly sketch social and political background and critical issues and a librarian will offer reliable resources to dig deeper into the topics discussed. This is a free event open to all students, faculty and the broader community.  


Vote in the International Photo Contest

Student with Marquette bannerInternational Photo Contest voting opens on Friday, November 15 to kick off International Education Week. Visit the Marquette Global Facebook page and select the official contest photo albums: Peoples and Cultures or Landscapes and Landmarks. Vote for up to three different photos in each category by clicking "like" underneath your favorite photos. Voters may "like" up to three different photos and the photo with the most "likes" will win. Visit the official photo contest webpage for details.

A special thanks to our sponsors: Brocach Irish Pub, Cubanitas, Emperor of China, La Merenda, La Perla, Screaming Tuna, and STA Travel  



"House of Bayanihan" Annual Fashion Show

Student with Marquette banner7 – 10 p.m.
AMU Ballrooms

The annual BSO fashion show is the largest student held charity event on campus! This year, the theme is "House of Bayanihan," where New York fashion week meets an ivy league twist. Proceeds will benefit typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.



Sikh Temple Visit

Student with Marquette banner10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Transportation will be provided courtesy of MUSG.
Meet at the AMU Info Desk at 10 a.m.
Sikh Temple of Wisconsin – Oak Creek
7512 South Howell St., Oak Creek, WI 53154

Join the Sikh community and experience a peaceful Sunday service first hand. A current Marquette student and member of the Sikh community will offer a tour of the temple upon arrival. Prayers begin at 11 a.m. Following the service, join Temple members to cook and share a traditional lunch. Students should wear clothing suitable for sitting on the floor and bring a head covering (scarf or bandana). Event co-sponsored by OIE, Campus Ministry, and MUSG. Please reserve your spot on the bus by emailing by November 14.                          


Conversation Cafe

Student with Marquette banner6 – 7 p.m.
OIE Program Center
Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor

Join Marquette's international community for some informal conversation around international education. This is a great way for international students to practice their English speaking skills and for domestic students to get to know some of Marquette's international students.                           



Study Abroad on a Shoestring

Student with Marquette banner5 - 6 p.m.
OIE Program Center
Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor

Don’t let sticker shock get in the way of your opportunity to study abroad. With financial aid, good budgeting, and a little saving, study abroad can be affordable. Join Marquette’s study abroad coordinators and learn how to make your study abroad destination, scholarships and fellowship opportunities work for you.

International Food Special: Korean BBQ at Cobeen Hall Cafeteria during lunch 



Salivate Over Sushi

Student with Marquette banner11:30 – 1 p.m.
AMU, 1st Floor

Sushi has become increasingly popular at Marquette and on university campuses across the United States. Learn how to roll your own sushi from Marquette’s own skilled sushi chefs. Discover the difference between Nigiri, Maki and Chirashi or just grab a tasty sushi roll to sample on your way to class. This event is sponsored by Sodexho. 


The Transformation Doesn’t End Upon Return: The Impact of Study Abroad on Professional Life

Student with Marquette banner6 - 7:30 p.m.
OIE Program Center
Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor

Ever wonder if time spent living in another culture really impacts one’s profession? Join several Marquette alumni for a discussion about the impact their time abroad has had on their chosen vocation and how they use the lessons learned abroad in their profession. This event is open to faculty, staff, students and the broader community. 

Blake Brigman, 2012, Johnson Controls (Italy, China)
Brian Harper, 2011, Stans Fit For Your Feet (South Africa, Italy, Peru)
Benjie Hayek, 2010, RA Smith National, Inc. (Guatemala)
Paige Peters, 2011, Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC, (Dominican Republic, Honduras, Argentina)
James L. Santelle, 1980, United States Attorney, Eastern District of Wisconsin (Iraq)
Matt Wisla, 1983 (China) 



Soup with Substance - Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia

Student with Marquette banner12 – 1 p.m.
AMU 157

War rugs represent the encounter of timeless visual tradition with the violent reality of contemporary Central Asia. Join Dr. Annemarie Sawkins, curator of the exhibition Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, to learn more about these unique rugs, the history they share and how they came to Milwaukee. View the exhibit at Villa Terrace, 2220 N. Terrace Avenue, now through January 6, 2014.

Dr. Annemarie Sawkins is an independent curator, art historian and author born in Durham, England. She has worked previously as a curator at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University and the Milwaukee Art Museum among others. Dr. Sawkins holds a MA and PhD in Art/Architectural History from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. This event is open to faculty, staff, students and the broader community.


Palestine Culture Night

Student with Marquette banner5 – 8 p.m.
AMU 163

Students for Justice in Palestine are hosting a vibrant cultural night during International Education Week. Learn about the Palestian culture, eat traditional foods from the region, get a henna tattoo, and watch a Debka dance performance.


La Tertulia

Student with Marquette banner7 – 9 p.m.
OIE Program Center
Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor

Join fellow Marquette students and practice your Spanish with native speakers in a fun and informal setting. Whether you are just starting to learn Spanish or have spoken Spanish for years, all levels are welcome.


International Food Special
: Italian-style Thanksgiving Dinner at Schroeder Hall Cafeteria




Global Village Bazaar

Student with Marquette banner6:30-8:30 p.m.
OIE Program Center
Holthusen Hall, 4th floor

Global Village and the International Business Student Association are joining forces to put on a Global Village Bazaar representing Belgium, China, Ecuador, Germany, Korea, Spain and more. Meet international students from across the globe, try foods from their countries or learn a new word in a different language. This event is open to faculty, staff, students and the broader community.


International Pop Quiz at the Annex

Student with Marquette banner9 p.m.
Union Sports Annex

Pop Quiz is a trivia contest for teams of two or more. This week’s Pop Quiz will feature international trivia. First, second, and third place teams will win Marquette Cash and a Marquette Global t-shirt. There will also be a “Lightening Round” where one lucky contestant will win a plate of nachos for their table.


International Food Special
: Latin America food options at Lunda Room




Open Mic Night: Study Abroad and a Slice

Student with Marquette banner6-7:30 p.m.
OIE Program Center
Holthusen Hall, 4th floor
Join fellow study abroad and international students for pizza and storytelling. Share your stories, writing, jokes, or other creative interpretations from your adventures abroad in 2-5 minutes. This event is open to all students. Come to listen or take the stage.



Milwaukee's Holiday Folk Fair International

Student with Marquette bannerNovember 22-24

Explore the world of ethnic music, food, dance and arts at Milwaukee's 69th Holiday Folk Fair International at the Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park. It is a great opportunity to travel the world without leaving Milwaukee. Visit for a complete schedule of events. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the gate.



Office of International Education
Holthusen Hall, 4th floor
P.O. Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7289