April 22, 2010

ALLIANCE, Ohio - Mount Union College will be celebrating its annual International Week from Monday, February 12 until Saturday, February 17.

The festivities begin on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Campus Grounds. At this time, students and visitors are invited to come make International Valentines.

On Tuesday, February 13, the International Student Overnight will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. International students from Stark area high schools will be visiting Mount Union to experience college life in the United States. At 9 p.m., they have the opportunity to attend a mixer with Mount Union students.

Most of the visitors will be foreign exchange students who will spend the night and attend classes with their volunteer Mount Union hosts and hostesses.

On Wednesday, February 14, at 3 p.m., an International Panel Discussion will be held in the Alumni Room of the Hoover Price Campus Center. International and study abroad students will tell of their experiences in other cultures as everyone is invited to listen. A Mount Union professor and Melinda Ingram, president of the College's Association of International Students, will also join in the discussion.

On Thursday at 10:30 a.m. there will be a convocation in Presser Recital Hall which will feature a group of Mount Union's international professors including Dr. Naoko Oyabu-Mathis, Dr. Ernest Pratt, Dr. Indra de Silva and Dr. Liangwu Yin.

International desserts will also be served on Thursday during the lunch hours, which run from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Kresge Dining Hall.

On Friday, February 16, returning Mount Union study abroad students will showcase their new treasures in the Study Abroad Student Fair. This will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Main Lounge at the Hoover Price Campus Center.

In addition, on Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17, at 8:15 p.m., the Mount Union Theatre will be showing "All About My Mother," an Academy Award-winning Spanish film. This film, according to its official web site ( chronicles a man's search for his father, about whom his mother tells him in her dying breath.

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