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International Education Week at St. Kate’s

A decade ago, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State introduced International Education Week to celebrate the benefits of global education and exchange.

The celebration continues November 10-18, 2010 on campuses across the nation, including at Catherine University.

St. Kate’s Office of Global Studies, Campus Ministry and the Multicultural and International Programs and Services (MIPS) have jointly organized several events to mark the week.

“We hope that these events will be both a great opportunity for students to learn about issues related to international exchange and cultures,” Raine de Campeau, assistant director of Global Studies. “And perhaps also provide for an interesting highlight to the community outside the walls of St. Kate's or prospective students.”

All International Education Week events at St. Catherine University are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 10
Study abroad student presentations
10 a.m.–Noon, 550 Old Main, Minneapolis

Thursday, November 11
Global Quiz
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 2nd floor atrium, Coeur de Catherine
Administered by MIPS

Friday, November 12
International Student Presentations: Lebanon and Georgia
12:30-1:30 p.m., Abigail Quigley McCarthy Women’s Center
Refreshments served

Celebrasia
7–10 p.m.
Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine
Sponsored by the Asian Women's Association

Saturday, November 13
Africa Night
Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine
6–10 p.m.
Sponsored by the St. Catherine International Student Organization

Tuesday, November 16
SKAT international craft
11:35-1:30 p.m., Coeur de Catherine atrium

MIPS Chili Night
4:30–6 p.m., 495 Coeur de Catherine

Wednesday, November 17
Crossing Borders* film with dinner and discussion, followed by Noor al Amar celebration
5:30–8:30 p.m., Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine
Sponsored by MSA

Thursday, November 18
International Student Presentations: Pakistan, Nepal and Morocco
11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m., Abigail Quigley McCarthy Women’s Center
Refreshments served

Crossing Borders*
3:15-5:00pm
Old Main Auditorium, Minneapolis
Refreshments served

* Crossing Borders” is a 70-minute documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco. According to the film synopsis: Humor, honesty and a willingness to be challenged bring the individuals closer to each other and stereotypes are disarmed.

For more information about International Education Week or the events above, call Global Studies at 651-690-6472 or e-mail globalstudies@stkate.edu.

Nov. 8, 2010 by Pauline Oo

See also: Education, Liberal Arts, Students