International Education Week is Nov. 17-21

International Education Week an adventure in universality

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
541-962-3585 | lhancock@eou.edu
Story by Yurika Masuda | Senior Communications Student

November 6, 2014

EOU photo by Katilin Cassidy / Students check out options at the Study Abroad Fair.

EOU photo by Katilin Cassidy / Students check out options at the Study Abroad Fair.

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU)  International Education Week, an enlightening time of the year, is coming up Nov. 17-21 at Eastern Oregon University.

Events are intended to provide students, faculty and the community with opportunities to experience multiculturalism and expand their viewpoints.

The International Student Association (ISA), which currently consists of more than 50 international and national students, sponsors the fashion show as the kick-off to the week’s activities. The fashion show highlights the dynamism of different countries through traditional clothing and music.

“We are honored to share our different cultures and experiences to bring that unique diversity to EOU,” said Kuzivakwashe Kambasha, the president of ISA from Harare, Zimbabwe, who has been contributing to various campus and community duties and services.

Throughout the week, students will present their art, music, film and food – each with its own meaning and characteristic for cultural, religious, climatic and geographical reasons – illustrating who they are and where they are from, while raising awareness of cultural differences and creating a sense of togetherness.

“ISA is like our family, with people who understand the challenges we face as international students,” Kambasha said.

Regardless of nationalities, International Education Week welcomes anyone as a participant to share in the joy of looking at things from multiple angles. This borderless adventure enables exploration of the world and its diversity through people and their history, present and future.

The complete schedule of activities follows below:

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Monday, November 17 

“Paint Your World” Contest

Grab a brush and paint the world as you see it from your own perspective. The creations will be painted on the windows in the Hoke Union Building. Vote for your favorite by Friday at 4 p.m. in the Multicultural Center!

IEW Kick-Off Fashion Show, Sponsored by ISA

A trip around the world without the jetlag! Students will display cultural attire in a fashion show with a couple of special performances.

4 p.m., Hoke Community Room

Dance Fitness with Jessica Glover

Enjoy hip-hop with some international dance style moves!

6 p.m., Hoke 309

Latin American Film

7 p.m., Ackerman Hall 210

Tuesday, November 18

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.

3 p.m., Hoke Main Lounge

Café International

Come and explore the differences of the many Native American tribes and eliminate stereotypes of American Indian cultures in this open discussion.

4 p.m., Hoke Main Lounge

Afro-Caribbean Dance with the African Drumming Ensemble

Students from Africa and the Caribbean Islands will teach a dance, which will be performed with the African Drumming Ensemble.

5 p.m., Loso Hall 123

Wednesday, November 19

Study Abroad Fair

Interested in studying abroad? Stop by, pick up materials and learn about study abroad and the many opportunities available to EOU students.

11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hoke Main Lounge

Global Village

Come view the country displays and sample tasty treats! Crafts will be available for everyone to make and take home.

4-6 p.m., Hoke 309

FIFA World Cup EOU

Join us for a 3-on-3-soccer tournament as we celebrate the World Cup and EOU women’s and men’s soccer. If you would like to play, contact: Carolyn Olmstead, assistant women’s soccer coach, at danekc@eou.edu.

6 p.m., Quinn Coliseum

Thursday, November 20

EOU Historical Tour led by Professor Linda Reed-Jerofke

Come enjoy the mysteries of EOU and eastern Oregon in a walking tour that explores Native American use of the area, pioneer travelers along the Oregon Trail, higher education and the culture of our region.

10 a.m., meet in front of Inlow Hall

Afro-Caribbean Dance with the African Drumming Ensemble

Students from Africa and the Caribbean Islands will teach a dance, which will be performed with the African Drumming Ensemble.

5 p.m., Loso Hall 123

Ping-Pong Tournament, sponsored by EOU Chinese Club

End the day with this fun and relaxing tournament!

6 p.m., Hoke Main Lounge

Friday, November 21

A Taste of The World

EOU students will share their culture with the community by selling unique cuisines. Sushi, Fry Bread Tacos, Southern Fried Chicken and other items will be available for purchase, prepared by various clubs.

11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Hoke Main Lounge


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