International Week Festivities Planned November 12-18

April 08, 2010

Mount Union College will celebrate International Week on campus November 12-18.


The week kicks off with the annual International Dinner on Sunday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hoover-Price Campus Center (HPCC) Dining Commons. The Association of International Students (AIS) is coordinating the event. The countries represented include Germany, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan, Spain, Brazil and France. Tickets are $8.50 for adults and $6 for students. Children under 6 are free.

'A Taste of Languages' will be held in Campus Grounds Monday through Friday from noon ' 1 p.m to give members of the campus community the opportunity to learn a few words in up to five different languages while eating their lunch. On Monday, Chinese will be the featured language; on Tuesday, it will be French; on Wednesday, Japanese; on Thursday, German; and on Friday, Spanish.

There will also be foreign films on Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m. On Monday, a Chinese movie, 'Beijing Bicycle' will be shown in Kolenbrander-HarterInformationCenter, room 003, and a Spanish film, 'Diarios de Motocicleta' will be shown in KHIC, room 202. On Tuesday, in room 100 of Tolerton and Hood, a French film, 'L'auberge Espagnole' will be shown, and 'Grave of the Fireflies,' a Japanese animated film, will be shown on Wednesday. A German movie, 'Goodbye Lenin,' will be shown in KHIC, room 202 on Thursday evening.

On Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m., Alpha Mu Gamma, the foreign language honorary society, will host a Foreign Language Poetry Tea in the Main Lounge. Students will recite poetry in Japanese, Spanish, French, German, and Chinese. Light refreshments will be served.

On Friday, Professor Grossman's International Politics class will be holding an awareness raising event. Students in the class will have a variety of display tables set up in the HPCC lobby from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. so that students can learn about how to become activists for various international causes such as world hunger, human rights, and fair trade. Students can stop by to find out how they can help make a difference worldwide.

All week long there will be a study abroad photo exhibit in the HPCC lobby featuring photos taken by Mount Union students who studied abroad last year. There will also be a study abroad information table set out in the HPCC lobby during the lunch and dinner hours.

To register for the luncheon sessions or for more information, please contact Lisa Friel, in the Office of International Programs, at (330) 829-6646.

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