Illinois Wesleyan Celebrates International Education Week

November 9, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University’s International office will sponsor International Education Week Nov. 16-19. The events will take place around campus throughout the week including programs such as Spanish Cultural Night and The Global Quiz (see full list of events below). International Education week is a joint venture with the United States Department of State and the United States Department of Educations. It promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and hopes to attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

International Education Week Schedule of Events

• Tuesday, Nov. 17: At 4 p.m., the International Studies Lecture Series will host visiting faculty member Dr. Driss Maghraoui from Al-Akhawayn University in Ilfrane, Morocco. The lecture will take place in Beckman Auditorium of The Ames Library (1 Ames Plaza, Bloomington) and is titled “The Politics of Religious Reforms in Morocco.”

• Wednesday, Nov. 18: The Global Quiz will take place during the lunch hour at both Bertholf Commons and the Dugout (104 E. University Ave., Bloomington). Wednesday evening at 8 p.m., Kemp Hall (1207 N. Main St., Bloomington) will host Spanish Cultural Night. Activities will include traditional Spanish food tasting, Spanish trivia and music provided by WESN’s Radio Latino.

• Thursday, Nov. 19: At 4 p.m., Dr. Kiudmila Aliabieva of Russian Humanities University in Moscow will hold a lecture, “Swapping Russia: Between Soviet Practices and Slow Living Philosophy.” The lecture will take place in Beckman Auditorium of The Ames Library. The event is sponsored by Russian and East European Studies, MCLL and Environmental Studies.

• Throughout the week, the International Studies office will present two displays: The Memorial Center East Wall (104 E. University Ave., Bloomington) will showcase “Global Top 10,” an exhibit of global trivia, and The Ames Library will feature international students’ “Postcards from Home.”

• Also throughout the week, students will set up tables at various locations with information about studying abroad for the Traveling Study Abroad Fair. Locations will include Center for Natural Science (201 E. Beecher St., Bloomington) on Monday morning, Nov. 16, Buck Memorial Library (210 E. University Ave., Bloomington) on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 17, Center for Liberal Arts south entrance (205 Beecher St., Bloomington) on Wednesday morning, Nov. 18 and Presser Hall (1210 N. Park Street, Bloomington) on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 19.

For additional information, contact the International Student/Scholar Advisor, Reenie Bradley at (309) 556-3190.

Contact: Kristin Fields, ’12, (309) 556-3181