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November 9, 2005

International Education Week at St. Edward's University

St. Edward's University celebrates International Education Week (Nov. 14 - 18), a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the importance of global exchange between the U.S. and other countries.

Throughout the week, various events will take place on campus to raise students' awareness of the importance of international education, to celebrate the cultures of other countries and to acknowledge the rich opportunity for learning and growth provided by intercultural exchange.

Link to campus map: http://www.stedwards.edu/map/campmap.htm

Schedule of events below:

Monday, November 14

Photo Exhibition

View travel adventure photos from across the U.S. and across the world, including contest winning entries.

Time: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Nov. 14 - 18)

Location: Lobby (Ragsdale Center)

Sponsor: Office of International Education

Uganda Crafts Sale

A variety of hand-made crafts including baskets, wood carvings, art work, jewelry, and various other items made by Ugandan women will be for sale. Proceeds provide funding for the necessities of life for the Ugandan people.

Time: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Nov. 14 – 16)

Location: Lobby (Ragsdale Center)

Sponsor: Schools of Behavioral & Social Sciences and Humanities and United Nations Student Alliance

Traditional Greek Performance

Join us for student performances of a Greek chorus piece and monologues.

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: Ragsdale Plaza

Sponsor: Theater Arts Program

French & Italian Language Tables

Bring your lunch and practice your French and Italian speaking skills while mingling with native speakers.

Time: Noon

Location: South Congress Market Cafeteria

Sponsor: Office of International Education and Foreign Language Faculty

Get the Scoop

Learn about the study abroad process and funding opportunities while meeting the Office of International Education staff as well as current exchange students and study abroad returnees. Free ice cream and a chance to win Amy's Ice Cream gift certificates.

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Ragsdale 338

Sponsor: Office of International Education

"Amelie" International Film Screening

Amelie is a young Paris waitress who straightens out other people's lives through a series of inventive plans. Her veil of mystery and anonymity works until she meets an intriguing young man named Nino. Now the question is: will she have the courage to do for herself what she has done for others? Join us for this French comedy-drama and enjoy free coffee and snacks.

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Dujarie Hall

Sponsor: University Programming Board

Tuesday, November 15

Photo Exhibition

Time: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Nov. 14 - 18)

Location: Lobby (Ragsdale Center)

Uganda Crafts Sale

Time: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Nov. 14 - 16)

Location: Lobby (Ragsdale Center)

AIDS Quilt

Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Mabee Ballroom B (Ragsdale Center)

Sponsor: University Programming Board

Japanese Taiko Dance and Drumming & African Drumming by Lannaya

Powerful drumming and dance from opposite sides of the world.

Time: 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Location: Moody Lawn

Sponsor: Student Life Office

Japanese Language Table

Bring your lunch and practice your Japanese speaking skills while mingling with native speakers.

Time: Noon

Location: South Congress Market Cafeteria

Sponsor: Office of International Education and Foreign Language Faculty

Faculty-led Summer Program Information Session

Learn about proposed study abroad programs led by SEU faculty in London, England; Fort Portal, Uganda; Sevilla, Spain; Bilbao, Spain; and Monterrey, Mexico.

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mabee C Ballroom

Sponsor: Office of International Education

Wednesday, November 16

Photo Exhibition

Time: 9 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. (Nov. 14 - 18)

Location: Lobby (Ragsdale Center)

Uganda Crafts Sale

Time: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Nov. 14 - 16)

Location: Lobby (Ragsdale Center)

Ballet Folklorico Performance

Enjoy traditional Latin American dances performed by SEU students.

Time: 11:30 a.m. to Noon

Location: Ragsdale Plaza

Sponsor: Ballet Folklorico

German Language Table

Bring your lunch and practice your German speaking skills while mingling with native speakers.

Time: Noon

Location: South Congress Market Cafeteria

Sponsor: Office of International Education and Foreign Language Faculty

Unity and Diversity: Personal Journeys of Islam and Christianity from a Global Perspective

Father Athanasius Kaldas, a Coptic priest originally from Egypt, and Dr. Fidelma O'Leary, an SEU biology professor originally from Ireland, will share their own experiences and the rich traditions of the Coptic Christian and Islamic faiths. Join us for discussion, coffee, tea, water, and desserts. (Feel free to bring your own lunch.)

Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Mabee Ballroom A

Sponsors: International Education Week Committee, Student Life Office, Religious Studies Department, and Campus Ministry Office

"The Way of the World" Performance

Restoration comedy of manners at its best. A barrage of wit skewers the privileged class where jealousy and infidelity run rampant through the better houses of London.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mary Moody Northen Theater

Sponsor: Mary Moody Northen Theater

Thursday, November 17

Photo Exhibition

Time: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Nov. 14 – 18)

Location: Lobby (Ragsdale Center)

International Center of Austin Call for Papers

In an effort to bring awareness and unique opportunities to international and traditional students in central Texas, the student committee of the International Center of Austin is sponsoring a call for papers open to both graduate and undergraduate students. The topic is "Exploring Globalization in the 21st Century Through Business, Education, and Culture." A scholarship will be awarded for each level in three sub-categories: business, education, and culture.

Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Mabee Ballrooms (Ragsdale Center)

Sponsor: International Center of Austin

Sushi Making Showcase

Watch as sushi chefs how off their skills. See how your favorite sushi is created.

Time: Noon

Location: South Congress Market

Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance Speaker Series

former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: Recreation & Convocation Center

Sponsor: Kozmetsky Center for Excellence in Global Finance

"The Way of the World" Performance

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mary Moody Northen Theater

Friday, November 18

Photo Exhibition

Time: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Nov. 14 – 18)

Location: Lobby (Ragsdale Center)

Closing Ceremony

Dr. Rosario Green Macias, former ambassador of Mexico to Argentina, is the current chair and visiting professor of the Kozmetsky Center for Excellence in Global Finance. She will conclude International Education Week with a speech on the importance of international education and exchange.

Time: 11 a.m. to Noon

Location: Mabee Ballroom B (Ragsdale Center)

Sponsor: Office of International Education

Spanish Language Table

Bring your lunch and practice your Spanish speaking skills while mingling with native speakers.

Time: Noon

Location: South Congress Market

Sponsor: Office of International Education and Foreign Language Faculty

"The Way of the World" Performance

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mary Moody Northen Theater

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