October 15, 2001

CONTACT: Ward Mullens





YPSILANTI - You can see the Australian Outback, investigate ethnic recipes and enjoy international music and dance, and you won't need a passport.

These things and much more are part of Eastern Michigan University's celebration of International Week, Oct. 17-24.

Highlights of the week include a performance by The Mexican Folkdance troupe from Toledo, Ohio. They will perform at the International Music/Dance Show, Saturday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m., Roosevelt Auditorium. Call Marcia McDonald, 487-2414.

There also will be an International Film Festival with informal showings of foreign film classics on video/DVD. The lineup includes: "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" (Australia), Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m., Tower Room, McKenny Union; "My Beautiful Laundrette" (U.K.-India), Friday, Oct. 19, 8 .m., Alumni Room, McKenny Union; Comrades, "Almost a Love Story" (China), Tuesday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m,, Tower Room, McKenny Union. Call Mark Sapoznikov, 487-3116.

The celebration culminates with the Fourth Annual Joint EMU-Washtenaw Community College United Nations Day observance, Wednesday, Oct. 24, noon-2 p.m., University Lake House. All EMU and WCC faculty, staff and students are invited to a multicultural lunch. Call David Archbold, 487-3116.

Most events are open to the public and all are free.

Other events include:

EMU Study Abroad Fair, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Main Lounge, McKenny Union. The fair will showcase the many study abroad programs sponsored by the EMU Academic Programs Abroad Office. Refreshments will be served and there will be a raffle. Call Justin Meilgaard, 487-0312.

International Faculty Celebration: Join EMU international faculty, staff and students in celebrating diversity Wednesday, Oct. 17, 4-5 p.m., College of Business. Light refreshments will be served. If you have an international background or studied internationally, please be sure to attend. For more information, call Kathy Orscheln, International Week Planning Committee, at 487-0239 or e-mail.

Foreign Artworks from EMU international faculty and graduate students will be on display at the International Art Show, Oct. 17-24, Intermedia Gallery, McKenny Union, during McKenny's hours of operation. Call Donald Staub, 487-1060.

International Photography display, Oct. 17-24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., in McKenny Union, Dining Commons, Pray-Harrold, Aleaxander, Mark Jefferson, Porter Building, Halle Library, Ford Gallery, Pierce Hall and the College of Business. Call Sheila Most, 487-4220.

Ethnic recipes books, containing more than 20 recipes submitted by international students at EMU, will be handed out at most events throughout International Week. Call Kim Wate, 487-0338.

International Panel Discussions, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2-4 p.m., Alumni Lounge, McKenny Union. Faculty and students will give presentations on studying abroad. Professors Sheila Most and John Hubbard will moderate. Call Sheila Most, 487-4220.

Professor Andrew Nazzaro, associate director of the World College, hosts "Working Internationally: Students Sharing Tips," at the International Career Seminar, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 4-5 p.m., Faculty Room, McKenny Union. Call Nazzaro, 487-2424.

The International Lecture Series will include brown bag presentations, featuring speakers from the College of Education, the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences, noon-1 p.m, Gallery II, McKenny Union. The lineup includes: Dibya Chjoudhuri, Wednesday, Oct. 17; David Victor, Thursday, Oct. 18; Barbara Bilge, Friday, Oct. 19; Stephanie Newel, Monday, Oct. 22; Leah Adams, Tuesday, Oct. 23; and Charles Muwonge, Wednesday, Oct. 24. Call Donald Staub, 487-1060.