TONY LA RUSSA                                                                                                      Â 7 ARR...
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International Education Week

  1. 1. TONY LA RUSSA Â 7 ARROW • week of Nov. 14 - 20, 2012 RESTART Former Cardinals manager spoke on Thursday night at the Show Me Center. Read about his speech at​ COMMUNITY can learn about cultures MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK THIS YEAR LOCATION: Crisp Hall, Room 101International students hold up their flags during the homecoming parade. Photo by May HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.AungInternational Education Week Monday - Thursday, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pmshowcases student diversity For information, call 573-651-2270 many cultures,” said Reshma Timilsina-Joshi, CAMPUS HEALTH CLINIC SERVICES INCLUDE:ANDREA GILS a Nepalese foreign exchange student pur-COPY EDITOR suing a master’s degree in international busi- ness at Southeast. “They just know about theInternational Education Week was establis- U.S. and not even the U.S.”hed in 1990. Southeast has celebrated it off Timilsina-Joshi said International Educa-and on over the years. This year, it will include tion Week allows students who haven’t trave-more events than last year, when there was led outside the U.S. to learn about the programming. “There are so many different cultures and According to Suzanne McKinney, assistant different countries, and they should knowdirector of international programming in the about that,” Timilsina-Joshi said. “It’s goodDepartment of International Education and for their general knowledge. I’ve talked toServices, International Education Week is not so many American students, and they don’tonly for international students, but also for know anything. People should know thesepeople who are interested in learning about kind of things from school.”other cultures, studying abroad, religion, There are many international students whodance and music. study at Southeast for only a semester or two. “International education has had a big This makes the annual event different everyimportance on this campus,” McKinney said. year. An estimate of 50 to 75 people are invol- McKinney decided to reinstate Internatio- ved in the event this year.nal Education Week based on her previous International Education Week is for ever-experiences as a graduate student at Appala- yone, McKinney said. The events are not onlychian State University. for students, but also faculty and parents, “Last year we brought it with limited pro- because some parents are interested in whatgramming,” McKinney said. “We did Stu- their children are learning and with whomdent Presentation Night, International Social they attend class.Hour. This year we are trying to expand it and International Education Week activities willencompass the full week with different types take place throughout the week in the Univer-of activities that will hopefully pique the inter- sity Center.ests of different groups on campus.” “Truly, I want people to take part,” McKin- McKinney said she works to integrate inter- ney said. “I hope that whether it’s comingnational students with the campus and open out to listen to presentations, or coming to apeople’s eyes to the big world that is out there. fun event like Nepali Night, or Global Trivia “We’re always trying to expose peo- Night. Take part in something different thatple to new and different things,” McKinney we haven’t seen in a while at this institution.said. “Sometimes there are misunderstan- It’s an opportunity for everybody to learn anddings about cultures, whether that’s Ameri- share.”can culture, Chinese culture, Muslim culture. For more information, or if interested in… There are certain perceptions that occur taking part in International Education Week,because of the media.” email Suzanne McKinney at smckinney@ “I feel here Americans don’t know about International Education Week Events Wednesday: There will be a lunch and learn at noon in the UC program lounge that will provide a presentation with employment tips. There will be a study abroad workshop at noon in the UC Heritage Room. There will be a Global Trivia Night at 6 p.m. in the UC Redhawks room with prizes provided by International Education services. Thursday: There will be a lunch and learn for students who could attend on Wednesday at noon in the UC program lounge that will provide a presentation with employment tips. There will be a get-hired: international impressions workshop at 5 p.m. in the UC Redhawks room. There will be an Explore Bangledesh at 6 p.m. in the Redhawks room with students presenting about Bangledesh Saturday: There will be a Nepali Night in the Ballroom at 6 p.m. in the University Center hosted by the Nepalese Student Association with food from Nepal as well as presentations about the country. A Partnership with Southeast Missouri State University and Rust Communications • To advertise, call 573-388-2741