Western joins institutions across the country in celebrating International Education Week. Sponsored by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, IEW was established to “promote programs to prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S.” Campus events are free and open to students, faculty, staff and the Bellingham community.
"Are You a Global Citizen?"
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Miller Hall 152 |Free
Join a panel of Western students, staff and faculty to discuss the idea of global citizenship, its implications, its challenges and its goals.
World Issues Forum: “Gaza: Then and Now”
Noon - 1:20 p.m. | Fairhaven Auditorium | Free
Craig and Cindy Corrie advocates for human rights and peace with justice in Palestine & the Middle East; parents of Rachel Corrie, killed by an Israeli Bulldozer in Gaza in 2003. [more]
5:30 p.m. | Viking Union 552 | Free
Reel World Film Series presents the film Radio Bikini, an internationally acclaimed, award-winning documentary film about the greatest operations to test nuclear weapons ever conducted by the United States. Using rare and mostly never-before-seen archival footage, the film unfolds through the eyes of the elderly chief of the Bikinians, Kilon Bauno, and a former American serviceman, John Smitherman, who was there. Radio Bikini combines “live” radio broadcasts from Bikini in 1946 with footage of the entire operation, recreating a feeling of the event as it happened in a way that is both haunting and surreal. (56 minutes).
Student Advisor Training Session
8:30-9:30 a.m. | Miller Hall 154
International Programs and Exchanges is hosting the first Academic Advisors Workshop for departmental academic advisors. Collaborate on plans to better support education-abroad students, get information about education-abroad options, share ideas and get questions answered. Attendance is by invitation only. Please contact International Programs and Exchanges at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Campus Dining Halls
Special menus from around the world will be featured in all the dining halls. [menu]
Global Learning Poster Fair
Noon - 3 p.m. | Miller Hall Collaborative Space
NEED TEXT FROM LIZ & MARLENE. Check out where Western faculty and students studied this summer through Global Learning Programs.
5:30 p.m. | TBD | Free
Blessing Ngobeni, a Johannesburg-based painter and printmaker, will speak about his personal journey from runaway to jailtime to redemption through art.
3:30-4:30 p.m. | Miller Hall Collaborative Space | Free
Take a trip around the world with Western international students! Learn about your classmates’ countries and cultures, hear about the challenges and rewards of studying in another country, and see the US through new eyes.
November 12-14 | Surprise locations around campus
Test your knowlege; learn something new. You may win a prize!