Nov. 5, 2007
Baldwin City, Kan. — Focusing on the theme "Poverty: A Global Perspective," Baker University will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 12-16.
The week begins with Baker's annual Global Awareness Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 12 at Harter Union and continues with Baker Brewsday at 11 a.m. Nov. 13 on the third floor of Collins Library.
The Global Awareness Fair at Harter Union features booths addressing poverty as well as study abroad opportunities. The fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Baker's Harter Union lobby. Student organizations, campus departments, study abroad program providers and Baker alums with unique overseas living experiences will host tables focusing on global topics.
The Nov. 13 Brewsday event, "Introducing Baker's International and Heritage Students," provides the Baker community an opportunity to learn more about international and heritage students studying at the University. An addition to this year's Brewsday is the introduction of SCOLA, Baker's new database that allows international television programs from around the world to be retransmitted on the Baker campus in their original languages. The entertaining interactive trivia quiz contest, which has been such a success in previous years, will also occur again this year, providing an opportunity for everyone to learn more about Baker's international and heritage students.
Baker's global awareness student organization, The Council for International Awareness, will be hosting a forum focusing on global poverty on Nov. 14. The CIA's primary objective is to increase awareness of international activities and events at Baker, the surrounding community and around the world.
Here's a schedule of international education events planned for November:
Tuesday, Nov. 6: Phi Beta Delta induction ceremony with guest speaker Bill Tsutsui, executive director of Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas and director of Kansas Consortium for Teaching about Asia, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Collins House
Wednesday, Nov. 7: Spanish-language film hosted by Chilean Amity Scholar Marlene Johnen, 6 p.m., Mabee 101
Weeklong events (Monday, Nov. 12-Friday, Nov. 16)
Study Abroad Trivia Contest
International flag contest, Harter Union lobby
International foods and music in the cafeteria
Monday, Nov. 12: Global Awareness Fair, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Union Lobby
Participating organizations: Council for International Awareness, Mungano, Erin Joyce's Global Awareness FYE class, International and Heritage students, French Club, W.I.R.E., Women's Programs, study abroad program provider representatives
Tuesday, Nov. 13: Tuesday Brewsday, "Meet Baker's International and Heritage Students," 11 a.m., Collins Library, third floor
SCOLA, an international television program transmission presentation; "Meet the Students" trivia contest; German language table, 11:30 a.m., cafeteria; cross-cultural simulation BaFa BaFa, 4 p.m., Mabee Hall, sponsored by Kevin McCarthy and Erin Joyce
Wednesday, Nov. 14: Spanish language table, 11:30 a.m., cafeteria; CIA Forum: Poverty: A Global Perspective," 7 p.m., TBA, open to public
Wednesday, Nov. 14-Friday, Nov. 16: "People to People" Fair Trade Sale, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harter Union Lobby, sponsored by Phi Beta Delta, open to the public
Thursday, Nov. 15: French language table, 11:45 a.m., cafeteria; French film "The Spanish Apartment," hosted by French Amity Scholar Anthony Remy, 7 p.m., Mabee 101.