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International Education Week celebrates ties with the world

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Ambassador of Costa Rica Roman Macaya will highlight the first-ever International Education Week at Illinois State University. Macaya will speak at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, at the keynote luncheon. The event is free, but reservations are needed.

Macaya was sworn in as ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States on August 20, 2014, and presented his credentials to President Barack Obama on September 18, 2014. He has developed a multidisciplinary career as a scientist, businessman, advocate, politician, and academic.  Macaya has lived, studied, and worked for many years in both Costa Rica and the United States.

International Education Week, from the Office of International Studies and Programs, runs November 16-20. The week is intended to celebrate Illinois State’s pursuit of international ties and studies with lectures and events, including the annual International Gala.

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, November 16

8:30-9:30 a.m. International Week Kick Off Breakfast
Join the Office of International Studies and Programs for coffee, tea, fruit, and donuts to kick off International Education Week
Location: Office of International Studies and Programs, Fell Hall 214

11 a.m.-noon  Why and How Should We Study Intercultural Communication?”
Professor from the School of Communication John R. Baldwin
Location: Fell 212

Noon–1 p.m.  “Adventure Learning in Peru”
Associate Professor from the Department of Politics and Government Carlos Parodi
Location: Fell 212

1-2 p.m.  “Study Abroad In Russia”
Professor of the School of Kinesiology and Recreation David Thomas
Location: Fell 212

3-4 p.m.  Cultural Immersion in Costa Rica
Professor and Assistant Director from the School of Kinesiology and Recreation Barbara Schlatter and Associate Professor of Kinesiology & Recreation Margo Coleman,
Location: Fell 212

5:30-9 p.m.  International Gala Night
United International Association/RSOs
Location: Bone Student Center, Brown Ball Room

Tuesday, November 17

10-11 a.m.  “ISU Art Education in Australia”
Associate Professor from the School of Art Judith Briggs
Location: Fell 212

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. International Week Keynote: “Costa Rica: Breaking Paradigms”
Ambassador of Costa Rica Roman Macaya will speak about Costa Rica. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by November 5, 2015. Musical accompaniment featuring Jon Wood, guitarist
Location: Circus Room, Bone Student Center

2-3 p.m.  “Preparing for Music History Study Abroad: Confessions of a Neophyte”
Associate Professor from the School of Music Alison Alcorn
Location: Fell 212

3-5 p.m.  Showing of Hong Kong film, Shaolin Soccer
Refreshments will be provided. Click here for more information on the film.
Location: International House, Vrooman 105

8-10 p.m.  Showing of Hong Kong film, Shaolin Soccer
Refreshments will be provided. Click here for more information on the film.
Location: STV 101

Wednesday, November 18

10 a.m.-11 a.m. — “Global Course Design: Faculty Resources”
Associate Professor from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology Maria Schmeeckle and Mayuko Nakamura of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Location: CTLT, Room 103

Noon-1 p.m.  “Global Knowledge, Global Attitudes, Global Skills: Next steps for the International Studies Seminar Series and ISU”
Director of the Office of International Studies and Programs Luis Canales and Associate Professor from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology Maria Schmeeckle
Location: Bone Student Center, Prairie Room

2-3 p.m.  “Global Engagement Opportunities”
Associate Professor from the Department of Politics and Government Noha Shawki
Location: Fell 212

3-6 p.m.  Showing of Indian film, English Vinglish
Refreshments will be provided. Click here for more information on the film.
Location: International House, Vrooman 105

7-9 p.m.  Study Abroad Mentor Program (StAMP) RSO Trivia Night
Students, come for free food and win some cool prizes while meeting students interested in study abroad
Location: Stevenson 101

8-11 p.m.  Showing of Indian film, English Vinglish
Refreshments will be provided. Click here for more information on the film.
Location: Moulton 214

Thursday, November 19

10-11 a.m. Comparison Study of the Differences of International Project Management in the U.S. and in China”
Associate Professor from the Department of Information Technology Sally Xie and students
Location: Fell 236

11 a.m.-noon  “Summer 2015 Study Abroad Reflection”
Exercise Science majors Keegan Ross and Tom Atiyeh
Location: Fell 212

11 a.m.-noon  “Cosmopolitan Students at ISU”
Associate Professor from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology Maria Schmeeckle and 14 senior experience students
Location: Schroeder 236

1-2 p.m. Changed Lives in Two Weeks—A Healthcare and Cultural Intensive Experience”
Assistant Instructional Professor from Mennonite College of Nursing Lynn Kennel and Academic Advisor for Graduate programs and Transcultural Coordinator of Mennonite College of Nursing Melissa Moody
Location: Fell 212

3-4 p.m.  “What do you really learn on Study Abroad?
Assistant Professor from the School of Art Lea Cline and Assistant Professor from the Department of History Katie Jasper
Location: Fell 212

4-5:30 p.m.  International Education Week Closing Celebration
Come celebrate a successful week of international education events and meet other globally-minded colleagues
Location: Bone Student Center, Faculty-Staff Commons

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