USD Marks International Education Week

VERMILLION, S.D. — Speeches by visiting scholars from India and Scotland and cultural food tasting are among numerous activities planned for International Education Week at the University of South Dakota.

USD’s Center for Academic and Global Engagement (CAGE) hosts the effort that also includes music, forums, movies and other events alongside other campuses and organizations worldwide. A joint program of the Department of State and Department of Education, IEW 2015 is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits and impacts of global learning and connection, said Sarah Wittmuss, director of CAGE.

"It is an excellent way to showcase the strides USD has made toward its strategic plan goal of increasing the international focus of campus. We welcome campus and community partners to experience the wide array of programs available during the week," she said.

The full schedule for Nov. 16-20:
Monday
4-5 p.m. (Farber Hall) Farber Forum: Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy and Indo-US Relations: Presented by Josukutty C. Abraham, Ph.D., visiting Fulbright Scholar from India.
Tuesday
3:30-5 p.m. (MUC 216) Engaging with Difference and Diversity in the Multicultural Classroom: Presented by Lorena Georgiadou, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
5-7 p.m. (CDC/Mosaic-MUC 2nd floor) Cultural Fair: Experience the different cultures of the students here at USD as they display music, food and other unique items from their home countries.
Wednesday
9-10:30 a.m. (MUC 216) Engaging with Difference and Diversity in the Multicultural Classroom: Presented by Lorena Georgiadou, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
11 a.m.-12 p.m. (MUC Breezeway) Tea Tasting: Join Laura Vidler, Ph.D., to sample teas from all over the world.
5:30-7 p.m. (MUC Ballroom) Global Palate: Enjoy free international cuisine, view the Peruvian documentary Into the Field and see the 2015 photo contest winners. First come, first served.
8-10 p.m. (Farber Hall) International Film Series: Milk of Sorrow.
Thursday
12-1 p.m. (ID Weeks Library 132c) Global Learning Opportunities: Learn more about study abroad programs and scholarship opportunities.
6-8 p.m. (CDC/Mosaic-MUC 2nd floor) International Game Night: Join USD students in playing games from around the world. Snacks will be provided.
Friday
12 p.m. (Larson Concert Hall, National Music Museum) Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre (Mini Concert)
7 p.m. (Larson Concert Hall, National Music Museum) Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre: Free for USD students, $4 for seniors and youth, $7 general admission.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR ACADEMIC & GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

USD’s Center for Academic & Global Engagement (CAGE) gives students the chance to gain real-world experience and knowledge and connect with their community and the larger world. CAGE offers academically based opportunities that create skills employers and graduate schools seek. Among them: off-campus service-learning programs, studying abroad, student exchange, undergraduate research and nationally competitive awards and fellowships. CAGE also provides support to international students with cultural and academic adjustments as well as immigration concerns.

ABOUT USD

Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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