International Education Week Nov. 12-16
International Education Week celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of the Office of International Programs' efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. International Education Week will be celebrated Nov. 12-16.
The week's activities on the MSU campus include:
- Tuesday through Friday (Nov. 13-16) - Global Sights Photography Contest Winning entries displayed on the second floor of the Student Center in front of Beaver Creek Café.
- Tuesday (Nov 13) - Film "Senorita Extraviada," part of the MSU Foreign Language department's International Film Series in Aleshire Theater, 7:30 p.m. The film highlights unsolved disappearances of women in the Mexican border city of Juarez, across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. Amy Olson, MSU Spanish education major, has subtitled this 45-minute documentary and will present the film as part of her senior capstone project. Door prizes to local "international" restaurants will be awarded.
- Wednesday (Nov. 14) - Play "Egyptian Revolution" in the Beaver Dam (Student Center, second floor). The MSU Arabic Program and Arabic Club invite everyone to their presentation of "The Egyptian Revolution." After three months of studying, the Arabic 101 class will perform this play in both English and Arabic. The play, which was written, taught and directed by Islam Farag, Egyptian Fulbright language teaching assistant, recounts the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Free Egyptian food will be served at 11 a.m., and the play will begin at 1 p.m.
- Thursday (Nov 15) - Movie "Schooling the World" in Aleshire Theater, 2 p.m. "Schooling the World" takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply troubling look at the role played by modern education in the destruction of the world's last sustainable indigenous cultures. The controversial award-winning documentary film, "Schooling the World: the White Man's Last Burden," examines the hidden assumption of cultural superiority behind education aid projects, which overtly aim to help children "escape" to a "better life." View the movie trailer at www.schoolingtheworld.org/film/trailer.
- Thursday (Nov. 15) - Passport Drive in the Multicultural Center (Student Center, first floor) 3-6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome! American students, faculty, staff and community members can apply for a passport book or passport card with assistance from USPS employees. For information regarding required documentation, visit www.minotstateu.edu/international or call the Office of International Programs at 858-4155.
- Friday (Nov. 16) - "Study Abroad with MSU!" in the Multicultural Center, 2:30-3 p.m. Bethany Stai Keusch, global education coordinator, will describe study-abroad opportunities through Minot State University. Come learn about the numerous and diverse options available to MSU students. Discover the amazing adventures that await!
Photo: Patty Hunt - Kotor Bay - 2009 Global Sights Photography Contest