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LWC celebrates International Education Week, Nov. 18-22, 2013

Lindsey Wilson College celebrates International Education Week November 18-22, 2013, with great opportunities for area residents to experience different cultures and food every day this week: Monday, South Korean; Tuesday, focus on Uganda; Wednesday, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Europe; Friday, Northern Ireland.
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By Duane Bonifer

At Lindsey Wilson College, International Education Week will be celebrated each day from 3:30pm-5pmCT with a special program that will be one-part talk, one-part ethnic food. All events are free and open to the public. This year's LWC student body includes 110 international students from 40 countries, the second largest international student enrollment in the college's 110-year history.


"To celebrate and share our rich international experiences with the rest of the LWC community and people around the nearby community, we are going to have different activities every day -- student presentations, faculty presentations, cultural presentations, ethnic foods and more," said LWC Director of International Student Programs Suzy McAlpine. "And to celebrate our diverse of student body and international experiences from faculty and staff, we wanted to represent as many different continents as possible."

"International students add so much diversity to our campus," McAlpine said. "They not only bring a different perspective to the classes and to life in the residence halls, but they also introduce our American students to different cultures from all over the world."

  • Monday, November 18, 2013, 3:30pm-5pmCT - Cralle Student Union Building, 420 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Korea & Japan Exchange: LWC student Brittany Jackson will discuss studying in South Korea and LWC student Derek Stotts will talk about studying in Japan; a traditional Japanese tea ceremony presentation will be made by LWC student Minori Kani; Korean and Japanese students will cook authentic national foods. Free and open to the Public. Duane Bonifer, Lindsey Wilson College
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 3:30pm-5pmCT - Cralle Student Union Building, 420 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - - Focus on Uganda: "Two Mzungus' Journey," a presentation by LWC counseling professors Daniel and Jennifer Williamson, who have worked with the Uganda Counseling and Support Services; reception of Ugandan food and tea. Free and open to the Public. Duane Bonifer, Lindsey Wilson College
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 3:30pm-5pmCT - Hodge Center, 402 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Dominican Republic Day, featuring a presentation LWC Christian ministries professor David Calhoun about "Redeem, Renew, and Restore" and his students who made a mission trip to the Dominican Republic; LWC residence life staff member Sara Barnes will discuss her mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Free and open to the Public. Duane Bonifer, Lindsey Wilson College
  • Thursday, November 21, 2013, 3:30pm-5pmCT - Hodge Center, 402 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Study Abroad in Europe: LWC student Joanie Alexander will discuss studying in Spain; LWC student Amber Elliott will talk about her native Northern Ireland; and special food prepared by Spanish students. Free and open to the Public. Duane Bonifer, Lindsey Wilson College
  • Friday, November 22, 2013, 3:30pm-5pmCT - Hodge Center, 402 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Romania and Russia: presentations by LWC international students about their respective countries; special Russian and Romanian foods will be served. Free and open to the Public. Duane Bonifer, Lindsey Wilson College
International Education Week is a joint event between the U.S. Departments of State and Education to promote and to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Contact: LWC Director of International Student Programs Suzy McAlpine at mcalpins@lindsey.edu or 270-384-8236.


This story was posted on 2013-11-18 04:54:55
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