International Week 2012
Summary: WSSU celebrates International Week this November 5 - 9. The rich diversity and cultures of the world will be on display all week with lectures, presentations, programs, projects and activities.
International Education Week - Schedule of Events
Monday, November 5
11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Study Abroad Expo, Thompson Center Lobby
11:00 am – 12:15 pm: Malcolm X and the African World Revolution: Presented by Prof. Kwame Zulu Shabazz, Introduction to African and African American Studies class. Coltrane, Room 308.
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Dare to Dream about Study Abroad: A Liberal Learning Seminar Perspective. Students from LLS 1339: Passport, Visa, Bon Voyage class by Dr. Andrea Patterson, Assistant Professor of Speech, will showcase projects: Thompson Center 207A.
3:30 pm – 5: 00 pm: The Roots of Brazilian Samba: A lecture and demonstration: Featuring musician Oseiku DaniEl Díaz, and dancer Iara Calheira Kendrick in collaboration with the WSSU Brazil/FIPSE Exchange Program:Main Dining Room, Anderson Center.
Tuesday, November 6
9:00 am -10:30 am: Organization for Tropical Studies, Duke University. Information on Tropical Biology, Global Health, and African Ecology Programs in Costa Rica and South Africa, with representative Ms. Patrice Barley: Lobby of the Science Building.
11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Organization for Tropical Studies, Duke University. Information on Tropical Biology, Global Health, and African Ecology Programs in Costa Rica and South Africa, with representative Ms. Patrice Barley: Thompson Center Lobby.
11:00 am – 12:15 pm: The Political and Security Crisis in Mali. Presentation by Dr. Guy Martin, in POS 3339.01:Comparative Government/Africa class: Room 235, Anderson Center.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the World: A presentation of artifacts, books, music, posters, food sampling, and attire from selected countries by the Department of World Languages and Cultures and the Department of English: 3rd Floor Lobby, Hall Patterson Building.
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm: Saawariya (My Love): A Bollywood movie from India produced by Sanjay Leela Bansali (2007): Presented by Dr. Terrance Lewis, Associate Professor of History in the course: History of the Indian Subcontinent. To be continued on Thursday, November 8 at 12:30 pm. Room 308, Coltrane Hall.
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Faculty Seminar Experiences Abroad: Implications for Professional, Curriculum and Personal Development: Presentations by participants in the CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars in Brazil, Botswana, Turkey, and Costa Rica. Brown Bag Lunch; dessert and drinks will be served: Thompson Center 207A.
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: The First Grader. A heart-warming and inspiring true story of an 84 year-old man from Kenya and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford as a young man. The film is a triumphant testimony to the transforming force of education; Presented by Dr. Leonard Muaka, Assistant Professor of Kiswahili, in LLS seminar on “Language and Media:” Main Dining Room, Anderson Center.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Zumba: A fusion of Latin, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton and other international music-dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting effective fitness system; A Campus Fitness event led by certified Zumba instructor Amber Taylor: Thompson Center 207 A&B.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: International Movie Night. Brazilian film: O caminho das nuvens (The Middle of the World; Directed by Vicente Amorim, 2003. A family sets off–by bicycle–from their home in rural northeast Brazil to find work in Rio de Janeiro–2,000 miles away; Presented by Dr. Robert Anderson, Associate Professor of Portuguese: Main Dining Room, Anderson Center.
Wednesday, November 7
10:00 am. – 10:50 am: Building Bridges: The Untold African Story (35 min.). Film produced by Dr. Rose A. Sackeyfio, Assistant Professor of English. This documentary focuses on the ties between Ghana and the African Diaspora. The film highlights modern Ghana as a place of homage for Diaspora peoples through interviews with African Americans who reside there as well as prominent Ghanaians from a cross section of society. In ENG 2306: Women’s Literature in a Global Context: Room 325 Hall Patterson.
12:30 pm. – 3:00 pm: International Student Panel and Study Abroad Student Panel. A celebration of international education experiences of WSSU students presented by the Students International Association in association with Links Inc. Snacks, tea punch and other beverages will be served: Thompson Center, Room 207A.
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Karate Demonstration by Dr. Bonaventure Balla-Omgba, Assistant Professor of French, Karate Black Belt. With a presentation on the significance of Karate and Tae Kwan Do in East Asian Cultures by Dr. Balla-Omgba and Professor Junhyoung Kim, Department of Human Performance and Sports Science: Main Dining Room, Anderson Center.
Thursday, November 8
12:30 am – 2 pm: Tastes and Sounds of the World, a food tasting and musical extravaganza from around the world. Information on study abroad opportunities will be available. School of Business and Economics: Lobby of R. J. Reynolds, outside RJR 136.
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm: Saawariya (My Love): A Bollywood movie from India produced by Sanjay Leela Bansali (2007): Presented by Dr. Terrance Lewis, Associate Professor of History in the course: History of the Indian Subcontinent; Continued from Tuesday, November 6: Room 308, Coltrane Hall.
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Doing Business in India: Profits while navigating the dangers of politics, institutions, religion and culture: Public lecture by Professor Jacobus F Boers, Institute of International Business, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. Co-sponsored by the WSSU – National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) India program and the School of Business and Economics; Room 136, RJ Reynolds Building.
6:30 – 9:00 pm: International Extravaganza, a global cultural entertainment program presented by Students International Association: Dillard Auditorium, Anderson Center.
Friday, November 9
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: International Dress and Food. The Student Health Center staff will wear African attire to work that day. Fried Plantains, Puff-Puff and Chin-Chin from West Africa, and Chili and Chips from Latin America will be served for tasting. Recipes of the snacks will be available. Student Health Center Conference Room, Main Level, A. H. Ray Building
2:00 pm – 4:45 pm: Issues in Global Health. Student Presentations in HCM 4304: Global Health Studies class taught by Dr. Faye Cobb: Room 233, FL Atkins Building.
Categories: Religious, Student, Health and Wellness, Community Connections, Student: Events, Workshops and Seminars, Performing Arts: Dance, Performing Arts: Music, Exhibits, Lectures and Readings, Films, Arts and Events