NEWS RELEASE

Nov. 5, 2007
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

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