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Event schedule for International Week 2016 coming soon

 



International Week 2015:  Events Calendar

All events are LBC approved.

 

Sunday, November 15:

  • Diwali: Celebration of Lights with EMU's Indian Student Association
    • 7:00pm-11:30pm in Student Center Ballroom

Monday, November 16:

"Telling Your International Story" photo exhibition in Student Art Gallery, 236 Student Center

  • See Photos from around the world taken by EMu students and faculty.  Vote on the best one!  Winners announced on Friday, Nov. 20.

 

  • 11:00 - 12:00pm in 310AB Student Center
    • "Crossing the Line":  an interactive activity presented by the Center of Multicultural Affairs allows participants to identify the similarities and differences we have amongst each other. It breaks down stereotypes and makes it easier to know one another as full human beings. Do you dare come?

 

  • 12:30pm in 310AB Student Center
    • "Q&A for Social Change:  Diversity and Islamophobia", presented by Campus Life

      Talk with the internationally renowned expert, Wajahat Ali, on effecting social change through diversity and understanding Islamophobia.

      • After a brief presentation about his journey as a second-generation immigrant from Pakistan to being co-host for “The Stream” on Al Jazeera America, TV host, consultant for the Department of State, lawyer and playwright, Wajahat Ali will open the floor to questions on the issues affecting diversity today. He has spoken on diversity and Islamophobia around the country, and encourages all of us to get involved in effecting social change. This event is open to the public.

Tuesday, November 17:

  • "Telling Your International Story" photo exhibition in Student Art Gallery, 236 Student Center
    • See Photos from around the world taken by EMu students and faculty.  Vote on the best one!  Winners announced on Friday, Nov. 20.

    12:00-2:00 pm in 310 B Student Center
    • "Bridge over Destiny"--Why You Should Tell Your Story
      • Round Table Discussion with Dr. Iman Grewal and Dr. Betsy Morgan
  • Resource Fair
    • 3:00pm-5:00pm in Grand Ballroom B in the Student Center
    • Students will have a centralized place to network with employers, with administrators and faculty of international programs, and with each other. Find out what diversity and international services and organizations EMU offers.
  • Diversity Roundtable -- Open to public
    • 3:00pm-5pm in 300 Student Center
    • Visiting Scholars from Brazil's Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and EMU community members
      • Professor Fernando Filgueiras, Dean, College of Philosophy and Human Sciences
      • Professor Marlise Matos, Director, Research Center on Women's and Gender Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science
    • Brazilian academic leaders from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), one of the largest and second-highest ranked research universities in Brazil, will engage in discussion with EMU Diversity leaders on the topic of Title IX implementation in higher education institutions.
    • EMU discussants include: Melody Werner, Title IX Coordinator, Sharon Abraham, Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action, Chiara Hensley, Offices of the Ombuds, Disability Resource Center, and Student Conduct, Michael Tew, the Equality Research Center, Professors Margaret Crouch, Women’s Commission, Solange Simoes, Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, and Jacqueline Goodman, Head, Women’s and Gender Studies.

      Sponsored by the Arts and Sciences Global Learning Initiative and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Contact Professor Solange Simoes, ssimoes@emich.edu.


        

Wednesday, November 18:

  • "Telling Your International Story" photo exhibition in Student Art Gallery, 236 Student Center
    • See Photos from around the world taken by EMu students and faculty.  Vote on the best one!  Winners announced on Friday, Nov. 20.
  • Community Involvement Roundtable -- Open to public
    • 10:00am-12:00pm in 330 Student Center
    • Visiting Scholars from Brazil's Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and EMU community members
    • Brazilian academic leaders from the UFMG, one of the largest and second-highest ranked research universities in Brazil, will be visiting campus in November.  Their visit is sponsored by the Arts and Sciences Global Learning Initiative funded by Dean Venner.
    • Roundtable participants:
      • Professor Fernando Filgueiras, Dean, College of Philosophy and Human Sciences (UFMG)
      • Professor Marlise Matos, Director, Research Center on Women's and Gender Studies; Associate Professor, Political Science Department (UFMG)
      • EMU Roundtable participants include:
      • Reggie Barnes -- DCI
      • Mary Larkin -- LBTRC-DCI
      • Decky Alexander -- ASL-L & CEC
      • Russ Olwell -- ISFC & CEC
      • Becca Timmermans -- VISION, DCI
      • Solange Simoes -- WGST & SAC
      • Margaret Crouch -- PHIL & WGST
      • Jackie Goodman -- WGST

Thursday, November 19:

  • "Telling Your International Story" photo exhibition in Student Art Gallery, 236 Student Center
    • See Photos from around the world taken by EMu students and faculty.  Vote on the best one!  Winners announced on Friday, Nov. 20.
    Write your name in a different language!
    • 12:00pm-3:00pm in the Lobby at the Student Center
    • EMU students will write out your name (several choices of languages)

Korean Student Association performance/exhibition

  • 3:00pm-6:00pm in the Lobby at the Student Center
  • Korean paper folding exhibition
  • Hansoori drumming performances and Q&A at 4:30pm and 5:30pm


  • Friday, November 20: Thanksgiving Dinner
  • 5:00pm in the Student Center Ballroom
  • Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored by the Office for International Students and Scholars
      • Tickets available at the OISS front desk (240 Student Center) for $10
      • All cultures give thanks! More information here.

 

 

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