Gannon University Celebrates International Education Week

Posted: November 13, 2015

International Education Week (IEW) is a worldwide celebration of international education endeavors. On Gannon University's campus, students, faculty and staff at the University will celebrate the week by engaging in a variety of activities that will develop a worldview (one of the University's strategic goals) and that enrich the campus community and the world.

Public events for the week include:


Tuesday, Nov. 17

Teaching International Students: Pedagogical Issues & Strategies

Room 219, Waldron Campus Center, 124 W. Seventh St.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Speakers and reactors will discuss strategies for teaching international students. Presented by Sally LeVan, Ph.D., professor of English; Carolyn Baugh, Ph.D., assistant professor of history and Anjali Sahay, Ph. D., associate professor of political science.

Embracing Diversity: Bridging the Cultural Gap

Foreign Language & Cultural Learning Center, Room 2206, Palumbo Academic Center, 824 Peach St.

3-4 p.m.

Faculty from the foreign language department discuss cultural dynamics in the 21st century.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Photo Competition Awards Ceremony and Reception

Schuster Gallery, 700 Peach St.

5 - 7 p.m.

Three awards will be given for the best of the 34 photographs taken by 22 student photographers from Gannon. Refreshments will be available.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Climate Change: What's Erie Got to Do With It?

Room 104, Zurn Science Center, 143 W. Seventh St.

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Environmental law attorney Steve Porter, shares his international and local experience with slowing the pace of climate change and preparing communities for a more sustainable future.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education organized to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. At Gannon University, the celebration is an articulation of the University's commitment to preparing global citizens, a principle set forth in the current strategic plan and in the University's Mission.

During the week IEW T-shirts bearing the contest-winning design by Gannon student Ehsan Akbari Dahouei will be sold in the Waldron Campus Center and at the Soup with Substance event in the Yehl Room of the Waldron Campus Center on Nov. 16 from 5 - 7 p.m. Shirts are available in various sizes for $12. Proceeds benefit the Refugee Resettlement Services program of Catholic Charities. 

For more information on IEW events, contact the International Student Office at 814-871-7133.

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