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Nov. 12, 2009
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Baker University to celebrate International Education Week

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 16-20, focusing on the theme “In Our Own Backyard.”

Weeklong events include a campus-wide trivia contest and international flag contest. The winners of both events will be announced on Thursday. International desserts will be offered in the cafeteria — Monday, traditional short bread (England); Tuesday, traditional rum cake (Jamaica); Wednesday, flan (Ecuador); Thursday — eclairs (France); Friday — individual apple strudels (Germany).

Here’s a list of daily events for the week:

Monday, November 16

Global Awareness Fair, 11a.m.-1 p.m., Union Lobby

Participating organizations: International and Heritage students, Students for Globally-based Initiatives, Gay-Straight Alliance, Math Club, French Club, Mungano, Abba Foundation nonprofit, Kindness Connection nonprofit, Return Study Abroad Students, Harlaxton

Tuesday, November 17

Tuesday Brewsday: “Meet Our Community International and Heritage Students,”

1-2 p.m., Collins Library, third floor

Trivia contest, snacks and drinks provided

Spanish and German Language Tables,

11:30 a.m., cafeteria


BAFA, an intercultural game,

6 p.m., Mabee 100

Professors Kevin McCarthy and Erin Joyce host the event.

Wednesday, November 18

People to People” Fair Trade Sale,

11a.m.-1 p.m., Harter Union Lobby

Sponsored by Phi Beta Delta International Honorary Society.  Products are provided through SERRV International, a nonprofit organization which promotes the social and economic progress of people in developing regions of the world by purchasing and marketing their crafts using fair trade practices.  Proceeds support Baker’s Milan-Harris Award for Promoting Diversity.

Italian Language Table

12:30 p.m., Wildcat Café


The Gathering Ground

7:30 p.m., the Gathering Grounds on Eighth Street

Environmental forum, presented by Rachel Kilian, complete with prizes and coffee.

Thursday, November 19

International Focus in Chapel

11a.m., Osborne Chapel

The Rev. Mande Muyombo, of the Congo, will be the guest speaker.   Muyombo is a graduate of African Methodist University.”

“People to People” Fair Trade Sale

11a.m. -1 p.m., Harter Union Lobby


Baker University Gaming Society

7 p.m.-10 p.m., Living Learning Center 303


International Film

6 p.m., Case 106

Volver (Spanish)

Friday, November 20

“People to People” Fair Trade Sale

11:00 a.m. -1 p.m., Harter Union Lobby