I-Society and International Office to Launch “World Piece”

Sept. 26, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – In a joint effort, the Illinois Wesleyan University International Society Student Organization (I-Society), and the International Office will launch “World Piece,” a series of hour-long student-led discussions focusing on current global issues.

The first discussion, on Monday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m., will be led by junior international studies major Anna File, who studied in China last year. It will take place at the International House (Kemp Hall, 1207 N. Main St., Bloomington). IWU students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community are invited to attend.

I-Society is a student organization that promotes cultural awareness on the IWU campus, brings together students of various ethnicities, and encourages IWU students to study abroad.  I-Society also sponsors the I-Carnivale, an annual festival that celebrates the multiple cultures on campus. 

President of the organization, Hoang Nguyen said, “With an increase in international students [at IWU], the time is right to expand the scope of I-Society.  In recent years, we have focused our energy on the I-Carnivale in the spring, but we’re taking time this year to do other activities and ‘World Piece’ is one of them.”

International Student Advisor Reenie Bradley said they’re hoping to sponsor ‘World Piece’ on the first Monday of each month while IWU is in session.

For more information about I-Society or “World Piece,” contact Bradley at (309) 556-3190 or Nguyen at hnguyen@iwu.edu. 

Contact: Reenie Bradley and Jessica Block, (309) 556-3181