The Intercultural Center (Benson 346)
Stop by the IC and experience snacks from various cultures.
International Food in the Pit
Stop by the international station at the Pit to try something new!
Lunch and Learn: Hiring International Faculty and Staff
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Register on the PDC website (For Faculty and Staff)
Does your department hire international faculty and staff? Are you a campus stakeholder that works with international employees? If so, this lunch and learn is for you! Please join the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for an overview on the steps involved in hiring international faculty and staff.
Regional Recruiter Peace Corps
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime.
Join us at this information session to:
-Learn about Volunteer experiences
-Ask questions about service
-Gain tips to guide you through the application process.
Bridges International: English Corner
Reynolds Gym – Room B274
English Corner is a place to meet with native English speakers and practice your English skills. Join me each Thursday for words, games, and opportunities to enhance your skills! Feel free to stop by and introduce yourself even if you cannot stay for the full hour. No preparation is required.
An Afternoon with Famed Writer Cristina García
Greene Hall 317
Author Cristina García will discuss her life and work in a visit with students and the general public. In harmony with the community partnerships we have formed with SECCA, she will encourage students to be active citizens, to reflect on questions about borders, to reach out to immigrant communities, and to write about their experiences. Presented by the Department of Italian & Spanish, and the Latin American & Latino Studies Program.
Immigration on the Ballot
Deacs Decide Immigration Reform Dialogue
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Carswell Hall – 111 Annenberg Forum
Pro Humanitate Institute
Join us for a dialogue on immigration policy in the midterm elections.
Conveners: Dr. Ana Wahe, Associate Professor, WFU Department of Sociology and Irving Zavaleta-Jimenez, MBA, Program Coordinator for Social Justice Education, PHI
Dr. Alaa Murabit
International Education Week Keynote Speaker
Benson – Pugh Auditorium
Dr. Alaa Murabit is a physician, one of 17 Global Sustainable Development Goal Advocates appointed by the UN Secretary General, and the youngest UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth. Most recently appointed the Executive Director of inclusive security firm Phase Minus 1, Alaa became one of the youngest recipients of both the Canadian Meritorious Service Cross and the Nelson Mandela International Change-maker award, from the Mandela Family in 2018.
Murabit’s TED Talk, released in July 2015, “What my religion really says about women” was selected as the TED Talk of the Day and one of four moving TED Talks you should watch right now by The New York Times. The founder of a global mentorship programme for emerging leaders and co-founder of The Omnis Institute, an organisation committed to challenging critical global issues through the empowerment of emerging local leaders, Alaa champions women’s participation in peace processes and conflict mediation. At 21 Alaa founded The Voice of Libyan Women to improve the political participation and the economic empowerment of women in Libya. She has been recognized as the International TrustWoman Hero by the New York Times, a Forbes 30 Under 30, Canadian 30×30, and a the youngest Harvard Law Woman Inspiring Change.
Alaa views challenges through a unique lens; she’s lived between dictatorship and conflict, and has shaped national and global security, health, education and economic policies which impact billions. She serves as a trustee for The Malala Fund, International Alert, Malaria No More and Women’s March Global, and is a respected thought leader on how female empowerment and inclusion lies at the heart of the solutions for a sustainable and prosperous world.