International Education Week 2016

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International Education Week is a great opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity, culture, and education that international students from around the globe bring to the University of Central Arkansas.  With over 700 international students from over 70 countries at UCA, International Education Week gives these students the opportunity to share dance, music, food, clothing, festivals, and information about their culture.  Please contact Tyler Copeland at Tylercopeland@uca.edu or 501-852-2435 if you have any questions or would like additional information.  We hope that you will join us at these events below!

In celebration of International Education Week, UCA International Engagement invites faculty, students, and staff to attend open lectures and programs in the Leaders of the World 2016: The Future of Civil Society Conference (LOTW2016). The conference will have 4 sessions with the following themes: Education, Politics, Place, and Peace.

LOTW2016 begins with a keynote address from His Excellency Diabaté Daouda, Ambassador of the Ivory Coast on Wednesday, November 16 at 1:00 pm and concludes on Friday, November 18 at 1:00 pm with a keynote address from Juana Acosta López, Director of the Law Program in the School of Law and Political Science at the University of Sabana in Chía, Colombia. Gregorio Luke will present a lecture about Nobel Prize recipient Mexican poet Octavio Paz on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 pm at Reynolds Performance Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. In addition to keynote addresses, there will be moderated conversations and round table discussions. Global Expo will be held on Thursday, November 17 between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm and is open to faculty, students and staff. Global Expo will feature student government organizations, UCA Study Abroad Program, international partner institutions, and academic colleges will have tables to present information about programs, activities, and cultural elements.
The daily agenda of the three-day conference can be found online: http://uca.edu/leadersoftheworld

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2016

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016

 

Korean Cultural Day

Location: Torreyson West 311 & Time: 6:30 pm

  • Confucius Institute Culture Club

Location: McCastlain Hall 108 & Time: 1:40 pm – 2:40 pm

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

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In celebration of International Education Week, UCA International Engagement invites faculty, students, and staff to attend open lectures and programs in the Leaders of the World 2016: The Future of Civil Society Conference (LOTW2016). The conference will have 4 sessions with the following themes: Education, Politics, Place, and Peace.

LOTW2016 begins with a keynote address from His Excellency Diabaté Daouda, Ambassador of the Ivory Coast on Wednesday, November 16 at 1:00 pm and concludes on Friday, November 18 at 1:00 pm with a keynote address from Juana Acosta López, Director of the Law Program in the School of Law and Political Science at the University of Sabana in Chía, Colombia. Gregorio Luke will present a lecture about Nobel Prize recipient Mexican poet Octavio Paz on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 pm at Reynolds Performance Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. In addition to keynote addresses, there will be moderated conversations and round table discussions. Global Expo will be held on Thursday, November 17 between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm and is open to faculty, students and staff. Global Expo will feature student government organizations, UCA Study Abroad Program, international partner institutions, and academic colleges will have tables to present information about programs, activities, and cultural elements.

The daily agenda of the three-day conference can be found online: http://uca.edu/leadersoftheworld

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  • Gregorio Luke: The vision of Octavio Paz: From the Past to the Future

Location: Reynolds Performance Hall & Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

  • International Engagement Lunch & Learn (Faculty Only)

Location: Student Center 214 & Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

THURSDAY,  NOVEMBER 17, 2016

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM AT MCCASTLAIN BALLROOM

GLOBAL EXPO

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 Global Expo is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and Conway community members to experience UCA’s rich international student culture. Almost thirty countries will be represented at the Global Expo with a table proudly displaying the students’ heritage and background. In addition, there will be cultural performances by international students during the Expo.

Below are some of the groups which will be participating in the Global Expo:

Caribbean Student Association                         Korean Club
African Student Association                                UCA IE Study Abroad Office
Saudi Student Club                                                 Student Government Association
International Rotaract Club                                 Kazakh Student Club
Nepalese Students at UCA                                    Indian Student Association
UCA Japanese Club                                                 Chinese Students & Scholars Association
Latino Student Association                                  Confucius Institute
Academic Advisors for UCA’s Six Colleges

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  • Muslim Student Association Presents: What is the Place of Arabic in Islam?

Location: Torreyson West Room 320: 5:30pm