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The Center for International Studies launched its inaugural edition of the "Global Connections" newsletter. The purpose of the newsletter is to inform people about the Center's many activities and give a glimpse into how we bring the world to Western Illinois University!
International Education Month Events:
Wednesday, November 1
3:00 - 4:00 PM: International Coffee Hour - Nigeria, Horrabin Hall 1
Sample traditional tea and snacks from Nigeria while learning about the culture.
Friday, November 3
6:00 PM: Taste of India Scholarship Fundraiser, Campus Students for Christ House (1545 Riverview Dr.)
Enjoy authentic Indian food, entertainment, and a silent auction. Tickets may be purchased in advance ($7 for students, $12 for general admission) at the Center for International Studies (3rd Floor, Memorial Hall 347) and Citizens Bank in downtown Macomb. Sponsored by the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 298-3734.
Monday, November 6
5:30 PM: International Game Night, Horrabin Hall 1
Join international students for a fun game night! Games and snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite game to share!
Tuesday, November 7
12:30 PM: Cultural Café: Bangladesh, Heritage Room, 2nd floor University Union
Sample authentic Bangladeshi food and learn about the culture of Bangladesh.
Wednesday, November 8
5:30 PM: Hunger Banquet,Heritage Room, 2nd floor University Union
Come learn about food insecurities and hunger issues around the world. For a guaranteed meal, sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/xQEmd2MD0J2pbEJ52
Thursday, November 9
7:00 PM: Early Holidays with the Organization of Arab Students, Multicultural Center
Come learn about different holidays and enjoy traditional Arabic food.
Friday, November 10
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Diwali Night, Heritage Room, 2nd floor Union
Celebrate the Festival of Lights, Diwali! Entertainment will start at 5:00 in the Heritage Room and dinner will be at 8:30 in the Multicultural Center.
Saturday, November 11
11:00 AM: Indoor World Cup Soccer Tournament, Donald Spencer Student Recreation Center
Games will be played using Intramural Indoor Soccer rules (5 vs. 5 ). Register online at imleagues.com/wiu by Tuesday, November 7th
Tuesday, November 14
5:30-7:00 PM: On the Way to School, Sandburg Theater, basement University Union.
This film focuses on children from all over the world and their journeys just to attend school. Sponsored by the Peace Corps.
Tuesday, November 28
7:00 PM: He Named Me Malala, Sandburg Theatre, basement University Union
This documentary follows Malala as she advocates for the rights of women and girls access to education.
Deadlines for community trips quickly approaching, visit wiu.edu/sao/outreach/adult_learning_op/ for complete details.