International Education Week comes to SPSCC

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Student-led funding brings International Education Week to SPSCC

South Puget Sound Community College’s International Student Association was recently awarded $1,200 to host a week dedicated increasing cultural awareness and embracing differences on SPSCC campuses and in the community.

International Education Week is a cooperative initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to help “promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.”

International Student Association president Nancy Khalil stated that the week of activities “echoes our mission to bringing cultural awareness to SPSCC.  Many of the club members are going to actively participate in the event, by tabling during the international fair or being a student panelist.”

Khalil and team will leverage the dollars awarded to host a week of events to engage the campus community from Nov. 14 to Nov. 18.  Two events will be hosted by the Olympia World Affairs Council.

Monday, Nov. 14: America’s Diplomats.
A film followed by a panel discussion of the life in the Foreign Service.  4:00 p.m. at Lacey Campus.

Tuesday, Nov. 15: International Fair & Food.
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Olympia Campus (SUB).

Wednesday, Nov. 16: People Are the Sky.
A film viewing.  12:00 p.m. at Olympia Campus (SUB).

Thursday, Nov. 17: International Week Student Panel.
12:00 p.m. at Olympia Campus (Building 27, Room 119).
From Chavez to Maduro: Understanding Venezuela’s Growing Crisis.
Lecture by University of Puget Sound Professor Don Share.  7:30 p.m. at Lacey Campus.

Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to explore global issues in the classroom, around campus, and at the events.  The Clipper Café will also be preparing international cuisine available for purchase throughout the week.

Monday: Indian Chicken Curry
Tuesday: Taco Truck Tuesday
Wednesday: Spaghetti and Meatballs
Thursday: Japanese Tempura Chicken
Friday: British Fish and Chips