Join the Office of International Education to celebrate the 2014 International Education Week, Nov. 17 - 21. 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 key current events going on in the world to enhance global understanding.



Vote in the International Photo Contest

Photo Contest FlyerInternational Photo Contest voting opens on Monday, November 17 to kick off International Education Week. Visit the Marquette Global Facebook page to vote for your favorite photo that captures the essence of Marquette Global. Voting closes on Friday, November 21 and winners will be announced.

The photos with the most votes will receive awards of up to a $100 value:


Water Talk: Discussion of Water Issues Around the World and Marquette's Related Research

A droplet of waterMonday, Nov. 17
12 – 1 p.m.
Engineering Hall Room 221

Marquette professors and researchers Dr. Brooke Mayer, Dr. Patrick McNamara, Dr. Dan Zitomer in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and Kelsey Welch, president of Marquette’s Engineers Without Borders, will introduce current global water-related issues and Marquette related research and activities in a panel discussion followed by Q&A with the audience. Water and dessert will be served.


Ebola: Lessons in Global Health

Ebola under a microscopeMonday, Nov. 17
4-5:30 p.m.
Cramer Hall 004E

Though Ebola has been seen sporadically in Africa since 1976, the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest of the hemorrhagic disease in history, according to the CDC. It has overwhelmed both local health facilities and humanitarian efforts, while inciting concern and fear in the public. Marquette professors Dr. Laurieann Klockow, clinical assistant professor and expert in microbiology and Mr. Robert Paxton, clinical associate professor and expert in infectious disease will introduce the basics of this infectious disease and discuss how it became an epidemic in West Africa, what can be done to help the affected countries and how global health organizations are working to prevent further spread. This interactive discussion will dispel the myths and answer the big questions around the Ebola health crisis. Coffee and dessert will be served.


Human Rights: Intentions and Consequences

hands holding a globeMonday, Nov. 17
7 p.m.
UWM Union Fireside Lounge
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

As part of the UWM Global Issues Fall Lecture Series, Marquette social and cultural sciences professor Dr. Alexandra Crampton will speak on western human rights work in Africa and discuss the unintended consequences of well-intentioned human rights intervention. Her research on witches camps in Ghana informs her illuminating perspective on the successes and shortcomings of human rights campaigns in Africa. Learn more online.




Working in International Education

puzzle globeTuesday, Nov. 18
12-1 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor

Interested in a career in international education? Bring a brown bag lunch and join the Office of International Education for tips and resources on the various pathways into the international education field. Beverages and drinks will be served.


The Middle East and North Africa: Peril and Promise

Map of the Middle East and North AfricaTuesday, Nov. 18
4-5:30 p.m.
OIE Program Center, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor

Join Marquette history professor Dr. Phillip Naylor as he surveys the Middle East and North Africa and places it in broader historical context while discussing the challenges and possibilities of the region, including topics such as the continuing conflict in Syria, the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, (ISIS), and the recent elections in Tunisia. Regional cuisine will be served.



Film Screening: "Ocho Apellidos Vascos/Spanish Affair"

Movie posterTuesday, Nov. 18
7 p.m.
Lalumiere 280

Join Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish Honor Society, to view “Ocho Apellidos Vascos,” which chronicles Rafael, a Seville citizen who has never left the Spanish region of Andalucia, when decides to leave his homeland to follow Amaia, a Basque girl. Pizza will be served.  




Soup With Substance: Fair Trade

Fair Trade logoWednesday, Nov. 19
Noon- 1 p.m.
AMU 157

The Catholic Relief Services student ambassadors will present an overview of fair trade and the steps necessary to make Marquette a fair trade university.


Sigma Delta Pi Tamale Sale

Photo of a tamaleWednesday, Nov. 19
10-2 p.m.
Lalumiere Language Hall

Stop by Lalumiere for a hot tamale sold by Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honor Society. All profits will go towards a young child the organization supports through Caritas for Children.


Global Media and Palestinian Youth

Photo of Palestinian youthWednesday, Nov. 19
7 p.m.
UWM Union Fireside Lounge
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd

As part of the UWM Global Issues Fall Lecture Series, Dr. Louise Cainkar, associate professor of sociology and social welfare and justice at Marquette University, will speak on transnational Palestinian American teenagers’ views of their homelands and the power of the global media in influencing their perspectives. Learn more online.



Ukraine: Where the Country and Region are Headed

Photo from UkraineThursday, Nov. 20
6:30 p.m.
AMU 227

Ukraine is a country divided by geography, language, history and politics. These divisions have come to a head this year with the dramatic collapse of Ukraine’s government and ongoing turmoil. Dr. Lowell Barrington, associate professor of political science at Marquette and expert in Russian and post-Soviet politics, will debate with Dr. Robert Lieber, professor in the Department of Government and School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University on Ukraine and where the country and region are headed. This event is sponsored by the Alexander Hamilton Society and the Office of International Education.


International Pop Quiz at the Annex

Annex LogoThursday, Nov. 20
9 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.




Fair Trade Holiday Sale

Holiday SaleFriday, Nov. 21
10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
AMU, first floor lobby

Fair trade vendors from the Milwaukee area will participate in the Fair Trade Holiday Sale. Vendors will sell clothes, food and gifts from around the world to support ethical labor practices for all products.


Persecuted, but not Protected? Human Security Refugees from Central America

Immigrants on the trainFriday, Nov. 21
12 – 1 p.m.
AMU 157

In the last few years, we have witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of border patrol apprehensions of Central American children and families. Some observers have called this a 'new Central American refugee crisis'. The rise in family migration signals how criminal violence increasingly motivates migration decisions in the Americas. However, Central Americans fleeing criminal persecution rarely win protection in the asylum system. In this talk, based on political scientist Dr. Noelle Brigden's personal experiences, we will briefly discuss how her research led her to become involved as an expert witness for asylum cases, the causes of the recent Central American exodus, and the difficulties that Central American migrants experience as they file criminal gang-based asylum claims. 



Experience US Law in Action: Federal Courthouse Visit

Students touring the Milwaukee CourthouseFriday, Nov. 21
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Meet in OIE, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor

Have you ever wondered what happens in a US courtroom or wanted to ask questions about what is portrayed on TV? Join other Marquette students for a unique opportunity: tour the historic Federal Courthouse, watch federal proceedings, hear about the international law experiences of US attorneys, and ask questions of both attorneys and judges. Students who attended the events last year had high praise and recommend the experience to others! 

The event will be held from 9 am to 1 pm on Friday, November 21, and includes lunch. (We will leave from OIE at 8:30 am.) To reserve your place please email before Friday, November 14.

The Office of International Education and Marquette alumnus James Santelle, US Attorney Eastern District of Wisconsin, are organizing this event as part of International Education Week.


Zumba With Sigma Delta Pi

Zumba LogoFriday, Nov. 21
4 p.m.
AMU 157

Join Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish Honors Society for a one-hour workout inspired by Latin dance and music.




Milwaukee's Holiday Folk Fair International

Student with Marquette bannerNovember 22
12-5 p.m.
Wisconsin Expo Center, State Fair Park

Join ClubGlobal at Milwaukee’s annual Holiday Folk Fair. Explore the world of ethnic music, food, dance and arts. It is a great opportunity to travel the world without leaving Milwaukee. The fair runs from Nov. 21-23. Visit for a complete schedule of events. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the gate. RSVP to


Bayanihan Student Organization Fashion Show

Golden Eagle with BSO shirtSaturday, Nov. 22
7 p.m.
AMU Ballrooms 3rd Floor

Marquette University’s Bayanihan Student Organization presents their 18th annual fashion show fundraiser. This year’s theme is the Bayanihan Experience, where BSO will take you back to the psychedelic 1960s. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door and are on sale Nov. 17-21 in the AMU. Questions? Email

The Fashion Show is Marquette’s largest student-run fundraising event with a $6,000 goal this year. Proceeds will go to ArtWorks for Milwaukee whose mission is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of teens just out of high school. Teens are taught basic work skills through the creation of pieces of commissioned art throughout the city of Milwaukee.  




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

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