International Education Week kicks off today at UAH


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Nov. 11, 2013) - International Education (IE) Week at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) kicks off today, Monday, Nov. 11, and runs through Monday, Nov. 18.

Hosted by UAH's Office of International Engagement, the event will feature guest lectures, activities and workshops, and traditional dance performances, as well as a free, all-inclusive Harvest Dinner incorporating traditional Thanksgiving fare.

"This year's IE Week offers UAH and local community members a terrific opportunity to participate in cultural interchange, learn about topics of global importance, explore study abroad options, and celebrate the global communities and cultures represented on our campus," says Dr. Susan Steen, Director and Assistant Provost of the Office of International Engagement. "We're delighted that a number of our student organizations are leading the effort in hosting IE Week activities and events - and we know it will be a fun-filled and educational week."

A number of other organizations across both the UAH campus and the Huntsville community will also be participating, including UAH's Division of Student Affairs, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, Department of Political Science, Global Studies Program, Office of Diversity, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Vice-President for Research, Salmon Library, Chinese Student & Scholar Association, French Club, Indian Student Organization, International Student Association, Political Science Club, Salsa Club, Slavic Club, Student Government Association's First Council, the International Services Council of Alabama, and the Fulbright Alumni Association: Alabama Chapter.

The schedule of events for International Education Week is as follows:

Monday Nov 11
8:30 - 9:45
Bevill Center, Room 280
UAH-ISC Global Perspectives Institute Presents 2013 Fulbright Scholars Panel

10:00 - 11:45
Bevill Center, Room 280
"Global Southern Connections" Workshop by award-winning author Deborah Levine

All Day
Library Lobby
Make Your Mark on the Map: Where We're From, Where We've Been, Where We're Going!
(+ Henna/Calligraphy in Different Languages from 11:00 - 1:00)

All Day
Library Lobby
Books For Africa: Donate books to aid children in Africa

5:30 - 7:30
Frank Franz MPR
"The Dialogue" Film & Moderated Discussion: Explorations in Cross-Cultural Friendship
(Pizza and Popcorn)

Tuesday Nov 12

All Day
Morton Hall Lobby
French Culture & Cuisine Bake Sale

5:30 - 7:00
Wilson Hall Auditorium (001)
"Syria: Understanding the Conflict," presentation by Dr. Kathy Hawk, Director, Global Understanding Initiative

Wednesday Nov 13

All Day
UC Slab
Paint UAH Rock: "Go Chargers" (different languages represented at UAH)

All Day
Library Lobby
Make Your Mark on the Map: Where We're From, Where We've Been, Where We're Going!

10:00 - 2:00
Morton Hall Lobby
Display & Presentation: Political Figures Throughout History + Desserts

11:00 - 2:00
UC Lobby
Study Abroad Fair: Where Will You Go?

Thursday Nov 14

All Day
Morton Hall Lobby
Slavic Culture & Cuisine Bake Sale

Friday Nov 15

11:00 - 2:00
UC Slab
Dance, Dance, Dance! Demonstrations and performances featuring global dance forms such as salsa, belly-dancing, Bollywood, ballroom, and more!

Monday Nov 18

4:30 - 7:30
Baptist Student Center
Harvest Dinner featuring American Thanksgiving-style dinner (free)

For more information, contact:
Dr. Susan Steen


Diana LaChance

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