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International Education Week Events Planned for 2009

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Office of International Education is sponsoring several activities October 5–8, 2009, in celebration of International Education Week.

International Education Week is a joint national initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education 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.

Programs are being planned at IUP in collaboration with the IUP foreign language departments and Lively Arts series.

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

October 5

  • International Education Week luncheon, noon to 1:15 p.m., Crimson Event Center, Folger Hall. The luncheon features music by guitarist and vocalist Terri Sabo, of Indiana.
  • International photo exhibit opening at 7:30 p.m. at the Commonplace Coffeehouse, Grant Street.
  • Spanish film My Time Will Come, 9:00 p.m., Sprowls Auditorium. The movie is the story of a murder and series of interlocking tragedies that eventually find their way to the city morgue’s Dr. Arturo Fernandez. The story is adapted from the novel De Que Nada Se Sabe, and the movie is directed by Víctor Arregui.

October 6

  • Study abroad fair, noon to 4:00 p.m., Hadley Union Building Ohio Room. Students can obtain information, talk to representatives and alumni about IUP reciprocal exchanges, affiliated programs, faculty-led programs, and overseas volunteer and service-learning opportunities.
  • Chinese film Getting Home, 9:00 p.m., Sprowls auditorium. This comedy is about Zhao, a middle-aged construction worker, who struggles to fulfill a dying co-worker's last wish to be buried in China’s Three Gorges region. Setting out with his colleague's body in tow, Zhao travels hundreds of miles, encountering a number of colorful adventures and characters.

October 7

  • International tea time, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Hadley Union Building Susquehanna Room. IUP international students will share tea, coffee, juice, food, and customs favored by their respective countries.
  • French and Arabic film What a Wonderful World, 9:00 p.m., Sprowls auditorium. The movie is about Souad, a prostitute whose best friend is Kenza, a tough traffic cop, and Kamel, a stony-eyed contract killer, Souad’s favorite customer. When Kenza falls in love with Kamel, the two begin a bizarre courtship.

Products from Mi Esperanza, a nonprofit organization that supports the women of Honduras by helping them to create small businesses, will be on display and for sale October 5, 6, and 7 in conjunction with the afternoon events.

Events conclude October 8 with the program “Teaching English Abroad” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room G98, the multipurpose room, of the Sutton Suites and a Lively Arts concert at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall by the Jones-Maruri Duo, featuring a cellist from the United Kingdom and a Spanish guitarist. Tickets for the concert are available at the Hadley Union Building ticket counter and are $16, $14, or $10.

Posted on 9/23/2009 2:41:51 PM

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