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International Education Week

Raising awareness of cultural diversity during International Education Week, Nov. 18-22

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
541-962-3585 | lhancock@eou.edu
Source contact: Janet Camp | International Programs/Study Abroad Coordinator
541-962-3406 | jcamp@eou.edu

November 13, 2013
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – International Education Week at EOU begins Monday, Nov. 18 with a photo contest, panel discussion of the film “Writing Across Borders,” free Zumba class and more.

From exploring opportunities for teaching abroad to learning traditional African dance, activities continue through Nov. 22.

“International Education Week is my favorite diversity celebration of the term,” said Leona Ndabvonga, International Student Association member. “The various events that are offered help increase the awareness of cultural diversity for the students here at EOU.”

Ndabvonga is a senior at EOU from Zimbabwe.

“This year I am excited to demonstrate an African dance routine that incorporates Zimbabwean dance moves with West African drumming,” Ndabvonga added.

A complete schedule of activities follows below. For more information contact Janet Camp, international programs and study abroad coordinator, at 541-962-3406.


student_thumbs up_webEducation Abroad Photo Contest
Many EOU students have studied abroad! Now you can share their incredible international experiences by viewing and voting on photos taken around the world. The photos are located in the EOU Bookstore display case. Vote for your favorites before Friday at 4 p.m.

1-3 p.m., Inlow Hall 109 | Inlow Hall Computer Lab Open House
Come, hang out and check out the new computer lab shared by the Native and Rural American and International Student Programs offices.

4 p.m., Hoke Main Lounge | “Writing Across Borders” facilitated by Professor Susan Whitelock
Faculty and staff may join Professor Whitelock to view the video “Writing Across Borders” and listen to a panel of international students discuss their struggles learning to write academic writing in this strange new culture—American University.

5:30 p.m., Maridell Center | Zumba with Jessica Glover


7 a.m., Zabel Hall 245 | “Teach Abroad, NO Sabbatical Necessary”
If you have ever thought about teaching abroad, this is the session for you. Join ISA’s Nikki Hemingway for information on how to lead a group of students on what could be the best international experience of their lives!

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Loso Lobby | Fry-bread Taco Sale, Native Heritage Month

3 p.m., Hoke Main Lounge | Diverse Experiences from the International Perspective, facilitated by Professor Tawnya Lubbes
A panel of international students will answer questions based on their cultural backgrounds and English as a second language experiences.

drumming_web5 p.m., Loso Hall 123 | African Dance with Kuzi, Leona and the African Drumming Ensemble
Kuzi and Leona will teach an African dance, which will be performed with the African Drumming Ensemble at the Fashion Show.


11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hoke Main Lounge | Study Abroad Fair
Interested in studying abroad? Stop by, pick up materials and learn about the many opportunities available to EOU students.

5 p.m., Hoke Community Room | African Dance with Kuzi, Leona and the African Drumming Ensemble
Kuzi and Leona will teach an African dance, which will be performed with the African Drumming Ensemble at the Fashion Show.

5:30 p.m., Maridell Center | Zumba with Jessica Glover

6 p.m., Hoke Main Lounge | Holidays Around the World
Join EOU’s international and multicultural students as they provide many unique crafts and supplies for you to create something special. This is a family event.


Sushi_crop_web4 p.m., Hoke Community Room | Taste of the World and Fashion Show, Sponsored by ISA
A trip around the world without the jet lag! This is social event in which cultural food will be served and recipe books will be sold. Students will display cultural attire in a fashion show.


4 p.m., Hoke Main Lounge | “Chinese and American Cultural Differences” – International Coffee Hour with Liang Ho
Come and explore the differences of traditional Chinese and contemporary American cultural values and practices as they influence education, research and economic competitiveness.

7 p.m. – Hunt Hall | Ping Pong Tournament, Sponsored by EOU’s Chinese Association
End the week with this fun and relaxing tournament!