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Public invited to International Education Week events at WCSU

DANBURY, CONN. — Western Connecticut State University will host a series of International Education Week events organized by members of the Western International Center (WIC) Committee from the end of October into early November, 2017. Events will take place on the university’s Midtown campus at 181 White St., and on the Westside campus at 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The events are free and open to the public.

The complete list of events includes:

Oct. 24: ISEP Information Table. Information about the International Student Exchange Program will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus. International Services Coordinator Donna Warner will be on hand to answer questions.

Oct. 24: Summer 2018 Study-Abroad Information Session. Assistant Professor of Social Sciences Dr. Christine Hegel-Cantarella will present information about “Ethnographic Field Methods: Barbados” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus. Hegel-Cantarella is known for her engagement with projects that explore the intersection between art, theatre and ethnographic research. For more information about Hegel-Cantarella’s work, visit http://productiveencounters.com/wp.

Oct. 24: The 2018 Fulbright and Boren Scholarship Programs Information. The WCSU Faculty International Fellowship Committee and the Western International Center will present information about Fulbright and Boren international scholarships from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus. Professor of Social Sciences Dr. Rob Whittemore will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, visit www.cies.org and www.borenawards.org. WestConn has had five Fulbright scholars in recent years. Learn more at www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/fulbrights.asp.

Oct. 24: Get Your Name in Arabic, Persian and Chinese. Assistant Professor of Justice and Law Administration Mohsen Alizadeh, Adjunct Instructor of Arabic Hamid El Khalfi, Business Librarian Xiaomei Gong and Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Xiaoqi Han will translate names to Arabic, Persian and Chinese from 3 to 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the Midtown campus.

Oct. 25: Cultural Diversity Discussion. WCSU Chief Diversity Officer Jesenia Minier-Delgado will discuss “Cultural Diversity — Engaging Differences: A Dialogue Around Definitions, Challenges and Strategies” at 9:25 and 10:50 a.m. in Room 377B of the Classroom Building on the university’s Westside campus.

Oct. 25: ISEP Information Table. Information about the International Student Exchange Program will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center on the university’s Westside campus. International Services Coordinator Donna Warner will be on hand to answer questions.

Oct. 25: Get Your Name in Hindi and Chinese. Professor of Social Sciences Dr. Zuohong Pan and Associate Professor of Justice and Law Administration Divya Sharma will translate names to Hindi and Chinese from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Campus Center restaurant on the university’s Westside campus.

Oct. 25: Macricostas Family Foundation and Western International Center Lecture. Maria Georgopoulou, director of the Gennadius Library at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, will discuss “To Save the Country: Lord Byron, General Makriyannis and the Greek War of Independence” at 5:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus. A reception will follow in Room 122 of White Hall. This event is funded by a grant from The Macricostas Family Arts & Sciences Endowed Speaker Series. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/19/macricostas-lectures-bring-immigration-and-greek-history-to-wcsu/.

Nov. 7: Macricostas Family Arts & Sciences Endowed Speaker Series. Attorney Daniel Costa, director of Immigration Law and Policy Research at the Economic Policy Institute, will discuss “U.S. Labor Migration: Politics and Policy” at 6 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus. The event is funded by a grant from The Macricostas Family Arts & Sciences Endowed Speaker Series. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/19/macricostas-lectures-bring-immigration-and-greek-history-to-wcsu/.

For more information about International Education Week, contact Professor of Marketing Ben Oumlil at oumlila@wcsu.edu or (203) 837-8777.

 

 

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