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November 11, 2013

Full Slate of Events Offered in Celebration of International Education Week

The following information was provided by the Office of Intercultural Relations:

Monday, November 11

Islam Fair
North Mall, Webb Center | 11:00am-2:00pm
Find answers to questions about Islam. A wide variety of books will be available to learn about Islam. Free copies available. This is an opportunity to set aside misconceptions about the religion.
Sponsor: Muslim Student Association

Veterans Day Luncheon
River Rooms, Webb Center | 12P.M.-2P.M.
Join us in honoring veterans and learn about the prisoner of war/missing in action table.
(RSVPs were due Nov. 8: http://tiny.cc/ragd5w.)
Co-sponsored by: Student Veterans Association, Office of Intercultural Relations, and Student Engagement and Enrollment Services

Tuesday, November 12

International Education Country Fair
North Mall, Webb Center | 11:30am-1:00pm
The country fair is an event that showcases ODU's diverse international community and gives students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to "travel" the world in the North Mall of Webb Center.
Sponsored by: Office of Intercultural Relations

Study Abroad Information Session
Dragas | 12:30pm-1:00pm
An overview of options for ODU students to study abroad around the world.
Sponsored by: Office of Study Abroad

Wednesday, November 13

What Every International Monarch Needs to Know About Academic Integrity
James River Room, Webb Center | 11:00am-12:00pm
Academic integrity expectations vary widely between cultures. Come learn ODU's expectations for honest scholarship and discover ways in which the expectations at ODU may differ.
Sponsored by: Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity and the Office of Intercultural Relations

Global Health Education at ODU
Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center | 12:00pm-1:00pm
Diseases and health problems have no boarders. Global health education is the key to address global health problems. Come learn about the Global Health Education at ODU.
Sponsored by: ODU Center for Global Health and the Office of Intercultural Relations

Thursday, November 14

Global Café: Italy
Intercultural Center, 2114 Webb Center | 12:30pm-2:00pm
A place where all international and American students, faculty, and staff are welcome! Come learn about Italy and its rich cultures. Refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsors: Office of Intercultural Relations and Global Ambassador Program

South Sudan, Abukloi and ODU Center for Global Health
Potomac/York River Rooms, Webb Center | 4:30pm-5:30pm
South Sudan suffers a lack of infrastructural development, serious health problems, and major destruction. The founder of Abukloi, Angelo Maker is one of the lost boys from South Sudan, an ODU alum, will speak about the needs of the region. After a short film, panelists will discuss the current situation in South Sudan and ODU's faculty and student involvement.
Sponsored by: ODU Center for Global Health and the Office of Intercultural Relations

Friday, November 15

Persian Movie Night: No One Knows about the Persian Cats
BAL 1012 | 6:15pm-9:00pm
The Movie is a 2009 Iranian film directed by Bahman Ghobadi produced by Wild Bunch. The film offers perspective of Iran as it explores its underground Rock scene. It won the Special Jury Prize Ex-aequo in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Sponsors: ODU PERSIA and the Office of Intercultural Relations

Tuesday, November 19

International's Men Day
North Mall, Webb Center | 6:15pm-9:00pm
International Men's Day focuses on promoting men's health awareness, improving gender relations, and highlighting positive male role models around the world.
Sponsor: Office of Counseling Services

How Israel Handles Syria's Current Unrest
Intercultural Center, 2114 Webb Center | 1:30pm-2:30pm
A presentation on Israel and how the country has been dealing with injured Syrian refugees.
Sponsor: Hillel

Innovative Practices in International Education
Chesapeake and Portsmouth Room, Webb Center | 1:00pm-2:00pm
Faculty, students, and staff interested in international education are invited to a panel presentation that will actively engage participants in a discussion of new, creative, and innovative practices in four key areas of international education: study abroad; internationalizing the curriculum; international development; and international student and scholar services. Attendees will have ample time to engage the panelists in a sustained dialogue about emerging practices in international education.
Sponsor: Higher Education Graduate Program and the Office of Intercultural Relations

International Restaurant Night
Café 1201, Webb Center | 4:00pm-9:00pm
A night to enjoy international cuisines, games, and performances.
Sponsor: ODU Monarch Dining

Global Game Connection
Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center | 5:00pm-9:00pm
Enjoy games from around the word and engage with the ODU global community.
Sponsor: Chess Club and the Office of Intercultural Relations
For more information contact the Office of Intercultural Relations at 683-4406, odu.edu/oir or oir@odu.edu.