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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Oct. 31, 2011

Northwest to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 14-19

By Brittany Keithley, media relations assistant

The Northwest Missouri State University Intercultural International Center invites students, employees and community members to celebrate International Education week Monday, Nov. 14, through Saturday, Nov. 19.

The week-long schedule of events features a study abroad photo essay contest exhibition from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Global Education Zone on the second floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union. A language mini session featuring Telegu (an Indian regional language), Mandarin, Korean, Japanese and Arabic takes place at noon Monday through Friday in the IIC living room.

A faculty presentation by Brian Hesse, associate professor of history, humanities, philosophy and political science, will feature “Arab Tweets and Revolutionary Change in the Middle East” at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in Meeting Room B of the J.W. Jones Student Union.

Study abroad alumni will share their experiences from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Thursday, Nov. 17, in J.W. Jones Student Union.

A faculty and staff panel consisting of Jeff Foot, director of international affairs and the education as a second language program; Terry Manies, grants coordinator; Dr. Janet Marta, associate professor of marketing and management; will discuss “How Studying and Living Abroad Impacted My Life” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Student Union Living Room.

The week will close with the annual Indian Student Association dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom.

“Through our events, we try to emphasize the benefits of international knowledge and language acquisition as well as intercultural communication,” said Jeaneth Puriel, study abroad coordinator. “We hope to encourage students to expand their horizons either by increasing their world knowledge by challenging them to learn another language, study abroad or engage more fully in the international experiences that already exist at Northwest Missouri State University.”

International Education Week is an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. Every year in November, the international affairs office and the study abroad office develops a schedule of events to celebrate International Education Week that promotes international education to better prepare students for the global society. It is the IIC’s mission that, through direct contact with other people, languages, and traditions of other cultures, students will enhance their understanding of themselves, their academic curriculum, their communities and the world.

A complete schedule of events and activities at Northwest appears below.

Monday, Nov. 14

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Study Abroad Photo Essay Contest Exhibition (Global Education Zone in the IIC in Student Union)
  • Noon – How Do You Say Hello in Telugu (IIC Living room in Student Union)
  • 5 p.m. - “Arab Tweets and Revolutionary Change in the Middle East” faculty presentation by Brian Hesse (Meeting Room B in Student Union)

Tuesday, Nov. 15

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Study Abroad Photo Essay Contest Exhibition (Global Education Zone in the IIC in Student Union)
  • Noon – How Do You Say Hello in Mandarin (IIC Living room in Student Union)
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Ask me about Study Abroad (Student Union second floor map area)
  • 9 p.m. Applebee’s Trivia Night Cultural Diversity Style (Applebee’s, 2919 South Main St.)

Wednesday, Nov. 16

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Study Abroad Photo Essay Contest Exhibition (Global Education Zone in the IIC in Student Union)
  • Noon – How Do You Say Hello in Korean (IIC Living room in Student Union)
  • 1 p.m. – “How Studying and Living Abroad Impacted My Life” faculty and staff panel (IIC Living room in Student Union)

Thursday, Nov. 17

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Study Abroad Photo Essay Contest Exhibition (Global Education Zone in the IIC in Student Union)
  • Noon – How Do You Say Hello in Japanese (IIC Living room in Student Union)
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Ask me about Study Abroad (Student Union first floor info table)
  • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – “Crossing Borders” movie (IIC Living room in Student Union)

Friday, Nov. 18

  • Noon – How Do You Say Hello in Arabic (IIC Living room in Student Union)
  • 12:30 p.m. – Study Abroad photo essay contest awards (Global Education Zone in the IIC in Student Union)

Saturday, Nov. 19

  • 6:30 p.m. – Indian Student Association Dinner (Student Union Board Room)

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468