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International Education Week 2017

Calendar of Events
Monday, November 13 to Friday, November 17

Events posted through November 7. Watch page for additional postings, as well as a printable edition of the Event Calendar for International Education Week!

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Day Activity Title Sponsoring Organization Time Location Description
Friday, November 3 Global Health is Local Health: A Global Health Symposium College of Public Health 1:00 to 4:00 pm 143 Lowery Hall
This year’s International Education Week will get underway early beginning with a Global Health Symposium entitled “Global Health Is Local Health: Journey From Northeast Ohio Through Europe To The Brazilian Amazon.” The symposium will feature three renowned keynote speakers, each with extensive personal experience with current issues in global health ranging from identifying new strains of bacteria, identifying bio-threats for the Department of Defense and researching infectious diseases. A reception will follow.
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Monday, November 13 Mission Life VI: International Competition CAS International Programs and Education Abroad 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Integrated Life Sciences Building
Mission Life engages undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from different disciplines in the development of innovative designs, ideas, tools, resources, and/or services that address certain topics that change year-to-year. This year's topic is Global Sustainable Development in the 21st Century. This competition does not only address the issues of the 21st century, but also brings together some of the brightest minds from around the world, which create solutions to the challenges we face today.
Monday, November 13 Make the World Your Classroom College of Nursing 1:30 to 4:00 pm 206 Henderson Hall
Presentation and Open House in the College of Nursing for all Study Abroad Classes. Light refreshments will be served.
Monday, November 13
Study Abroad-Department of Pan-African Studies program offerings
Department of Pan-African Studies 5:15 to 7:00 pm 219 Oscar Ritchie Hall
Join DPAS for an informational meeting about the upcoming study abroad opportunities. Dr. Babacar M'baye will present on Senegal; Linda Piccirillo-Smith will present on St. Croix; and Mwatabu Okantah will present on Ghana.
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Monday, November 13 Conversaciones Spanish and Latino Student Association 5:30 to 6:30 pm Lost Leader's Lounge,
Kent Student Center
Event intends to provide a casual environment to practice your Spanish, while discussing a topic of choice in small and large groups.
Moday, November 13 Florence: Student work and experiences College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm 2nd floor gallery area CAED
An exhibit showcasing Architecture and Interior Design studio projects awarded in the “Most Inspiring Student Project” competition. The student’s studio projects explore design proposals with an understanding of the role of contemporary architecture and design in the historic city center of Florence. In addition, a slide show will showcase student photography and video workshops of their semester long education abroad experience in Florence.
Monday, November 13 The Music of Brazil with Paulo Costa Trio! Kent State University Alumni Association 6:00 to 9:00 pm Ray's Place
Let’s kick off International Education Week at Kent State University with an evening of rhythm and passionate sounds of Brazilian music with Paulo Costa Trio! Join us on the second floor of Ray’s Place on Monday, November 13th from 6-9pm to enjoy a FREE live performance that will transport you through the rich musical culture of Brazil. RSVP is required and guests of all ages are welcome. Event is FREE and open to the public. First 10 Kent State International Alumni that arrive at the event will win a prize.
Tuesday, November 14 Global Jams
Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education
11:30 am Room 200, White Hall
International students, scholars, and faculty will perform music in an informal drop in setting all day.   International breads and jams will be served as refreshments.   Donations to the week long fund raiser for study abroad scholarships will be taken.
international breads and jams/water and teas from around the world.
The event is free and open to the public - donations to support education abroad scholarships will be appreciated, though. Thank you in advance.
Tuesday, November 14 German Film Series Political Science Department and Modern and Classical Language Studies 6:00 pm Room 110, Smith Hall
The Political Science Department is co-sponsoring with MCLS to show the third film “Toni Erdmann” in the German Film Series. This awarding-winning family drama/comedy was released in 2015 and received a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. A review of the film can be found here.
Tuesday, November 14 Res Airways India Office of International Student Affairs 7:00 to 8:00 pm First floor Glass Lounge, Manchester Hall
Travel the world on Res Airways. Join us on a trip to India. In this event students will share information about the country and it's culture. You will have the opportunity to tasted some traditional Indian cuisine.
Tuesday, November 14
INDEX STUDIO: Urban Design Visions for Cleveland and Havana, Cuba College of Architecture + Environmental Design 7:00 to 8:15 pm Center for Architecture (CAED) - Cene Lecture Hall
Features a presentation of graduate student work from the 2017 CLExHAV Urban Design Studio. Presenters include CUDC Associate Director, David Jurca, and graduate students from the College of Architecture + Environmental Design. Free.
A harvest dinner will be served prior to the lecture.
November 15
TRASH:  A Global Problem
Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education
11:00 am to 5:00 pm Room 200, White Hall To kick off our annual Study Abroad Second Hand Global Treasurers event, the documentary Something Better to Come, an extraordinary film documenting a woman's life from 6-24 living on the land fill of Moscow, will be shown. The Global Treasurers' day will last all day. 
Global teas and coffees will be served.
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Wednesday, November 15 Cultural Cafe: Benin and Azerbaijan Office of Global Education 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Ballroom Balcony (third floor), Kent Student Center Cultural Cafes are monthly events designed to expose the Kent State University community to cultures from around the world. The cafes are free and open to all. They feature a formal presentation by students from the two presenting countries (about 20 minutes each), followed by a reception-style atmosphere that promotes casual conversation. November features the countries of Benin and Azerbaijan.
Traditional foods from both countries will be served between presentations.
Learn more about Cultural Cafes.
Wednesday, November 15 Florence Summer Institute Course Information Night Office of Global Education and College of Arts and Sciences Please note new start time of 6:00 to 8:00 pm Room 306, Kent Student Center
The Office of Global Education and College of Arts and Sciences have teamed up to host an International Education Week event for students to learn more about the content of each of our Florence Summer Institute (FSI) courses.
Wednesday, November 15 Redefining "Refugee:" Stories from a Global Crisis College of Communication and Information 7:00 to 8:30 pm 340 Franklin Hall
We invite you to join us on this night of exploration as our panelists discuss the impact the global refugee crisis has had on their lives. We will also explore how this crisis affects our lives and ways we can help. This event is free and open to the public.More event information
Wednesday, November 15 Asé Xpressions Afrobeats Workshop Asé Xpressions 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm KSC Ballroom Balcony
Asé will be teaching modern African dance moves used today and an afrobeats routine.
Thursday, November 16 TRASH: A Global Problem
Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education
11:00 am to 5:00 pm Room 200, White Hall
Our Second Hand Treasurers Sale for Study Abroad Scholarships will continue.  Closing the day will be another international film, Garbage DREAMS. This film is a documentary of the Coptic Christians who had traditionally been the garbage pickers in Cairo (and who recycled 80%) have been replaced by modern trucks and recycling process that recycle only about 30%.
Complimentary global teas will be served.
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Thursday, November 16 CAE International Students Appreciation Week (CISAW) and Luncheon (CISAL) College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) 11:30 am to 2:00 pm Aeronautics and Technology Building Atrium
The 2017 College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) International Students Appreciation Week (CISAW 2017), is scheduled fot the week of November 13, concurrent with International Education Week. The CAE International Students Appreciation Luncheon (CISAL 2017) occurs on Thursday, November 16 and celebrates our international students through an international luncheon and cultural festival featuring international attire.
Luncheon features cuisine from China, India, Saudi Arabia, and more.
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Thursday, November 16 "Vejigantes" (Devil Mask) by Francisco "Paco" Arrivi 
Pan-African Theatre Ensemble
8:00 pm 230 Oscar Ritchie Hall Vejigantes Synopsis:
Set during a Caribbean carnival of secrecy, Vejigantes (Devil Mask) (1958) by Puerto Rican playwright Francisco Arrivί, is about multi-generational women whose experiences intertwine in a tragic “mulata” trope, white patriarchy, sexual assault; and whose lives heal through self-affirming their common African heritage in 1950s Loíza, Puerto Rico. The story unfolds with a young woman’s dilemma to “pass” for white with her white southern American fiancé, or to embrace her Blackness when confronted. She must make the choice to expose the family’s secret or to continue hiding her African ancestry. Vejigante is a traditional devil character in the Black populations of Loίza and Ponce in pre-Lenten carnivals in Puerto Rico. Traditionally, devil characters masquerade through the streets wearing brightly colored, bat-like, jumper costumes with multiple-horned masks commemorating the battle between good and evil. In recent decades, the Vejigante mask has become a subversive symbol for African and Taino heritages in Puerto Rico, and an emblem of African and Taino pride for self-determination against imperialism. Vejigantes (Devil Masks) reveal multiple layers of intrigue in this beloved Latin American and Caribbean play. 
Students free with valid KSU ID. General admission $10.
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Thursday, November 16 International Cook-Off Office of Global Education 6:00 to 8:00 pm Kent Student Center Ballroom Six teams will prepare and serve two recipes to compete for first place in this year's International Cook Off. The first, second and third places winners will be chosen by a panel of three judges. Attendees can also sample the food and vote for the People's Choice award winner via text by the audience, who will be sampling the dishes.
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Friday, November 17 NEW EVENT: Kent State Knit-a-thon: Knitting for Those in Need 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Kent State Library, 4th Floor
Please consider participating in Kent State’s Knit-a-Thon, sponsored by the student and community charitable organization Knitting for Those in Need (KTN).  This group makes items for those without winter hats or scarves, cancer patients and patients suffering with dementia.  There is no cost and all skill levels are welcome. All supplies and training will be supplied.  Even if you have never made a knitted or crocheted object before, you can learn!  The time is also very flexible:  come when you can, leave when you need to.
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Friday, November 17 Discover Immigration Law Student Legal Services and Gerald H. Read Center 5:30 to 6:30 pm Read Room 200 White Hall
Angelina Gingo, a private attorney with experience in immigration law will discuss immigration law, share information regarding specific areas of interest and answer students’ questions.
Friday, November 17 Russian Night Office of International Student Affairs and ISC 5:00 to 7:00 pm Governance Chambers
A night filled with fun learning about the country of Russia. Free food will be served. It will be a kids-friendly event. Food and drinks will be served.
Friday, November 17 IWG: Breaking Stereotypes International Women's Group (IWG) and Office of International Student Affairs 5:30 to 7:30 pm 313 Student Center
Presentation about how to go beyond the stereotypes attached to women around the world.
Saturday, November 18
Fulani Institute of Academics and Art
Center of Pan-African Culture
Noon to 2:00 pm 250 Oscar Ritchie Hall An event that features Cultural and Creative Enrichment for Youth ages 6-17. All faculty, staff, students, administrators, and members of the community are invited to enroll their children.
Nutritious snacks will be served from 11:30 am to Noon.
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Sunday, November 19 Diwali Celebration Kent Indian Association 6:00 pm Kent Student Center Ballroom Join the Kent Indian Association as it celebrates Diwali, the traditional Indian Festival of Lights. The event will feature traditional Indian dance, food and music. $6.00 admission per person.
For more information about Diwali
Monday, November 20 Omani National Day Omani Student Association 6:30 pm Kent Student Center Ballroom
Join the Omani Student Association as it celebrates Oman’s 47th National Day. Free food and free henna.