International Education Week

Nov. 16-20, 2009

Let’s gather and consider the theme of"Global Connections"this week during EMU’s annual celebration of international and cross-cultural learning and the amazing diversity found right here on our campus. (International Education Week is sponsored by the international student services office and the cross-cultural program.)

Monday, Nov. 16

Potluck Meal (6 p.m. Campus Center, Greeting Hall): What better way to connect with the community than over a potluck meal.Please bring a large dish to share or a $5 contribution.

International Hymn Sing (8 p.m. Martin Chapel): Let’s gather for a time of fellowship and song!

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Summer Cross-cultural Chapel (10 a.m. Lehman Auditorium): The summer cross-cultural groups will be sharing about their experiences this summer.This is a great opportunity to learn more about where fellow students have traveled, and gain insight into what they learned.

Global Connections (8 p.m. Common Grounds):International students from Syria, Honduras, Brazil, China and Kenya will be sharing about their home culture. They will share in small groups, talking on topics such as what life was like growing up, family dynamics, foods, schooling, cultural difference, and answer any questions you might have about their culture. Come willing to learn!! Free coffee or tea to the first 20 people.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Drum Circle (8 p.m. outside the game room):A time to beat on a drum and fill the Commons with a new rhyme, led by Mike Deaton.

Friday, Nov. 20

International Student Organization Chapel (10 a.m. Lehman Auditorium): Members of ISO (International Student Organization) will lead worship on the theme of"Global Connections,"including sharing, scripture reading and songs to energize your day. International coffees and pastries will follow in the Campus Center.

International Marketplace (5:30 p.m. Campus Center 105):EMU’s very own international marketplace, where you will learn about cultures, listen to international music, try your hand at crafts and sample ethnic food.

Salsa Dance (9 p.m. Campus Center, Greeting Hall)