WHAT: University of Central Arkansas hosts Candlelight Gathering for Global Peace
WHEN: 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
WHERE: Student Center Amphitheater on the UCA campus
DETAILS:The University of Central Arkansas Division of International Engagement is sponsoring a Candlelight Gathering for Global Peace to provide students, faculty, staff and community members an opportunity to reflect on world events and promote a peaceful society.
The community is invited to take part in the Candlelight Gathering. Each attendee will receive a candle and hand shield. UCA President Tom Courtway will make a brief statement addressing attendees about the impact of tragedies and conflict and the importance of global citizenship and peace. He will then ask for attendees to join him in a moment of silence. Six students, faculty and staff will join President Courtway to share stories of hope and overcoming tragedy. After all candles are lit, international musician Eric Vincent will perform a special song. Vincent is visiting UCA from his home in Paris for a performance at Reynolds Performance Hall on Friday, November 20 for the UCA World Languages Club. President Courtway and others on stage will then say the single word “peace” in their native language and ask the crowd to respond.
The community is invited to this Candlelight Gathering. Parking is available throughout campus. No citations will be issued to visitors attending this event.
The Division of International Engagement integrates all university international activity and initiatives. To prepare students, faculty, staff, and community for the global experience of the 21st century, International Engagement creates a supportive, diverse, and collaborative community on campus and in the greater area through cultural and educational programming. International Engagement fosters an environment that empowers students to become compassionate leaders, global citizens, and life long scholars.
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) guides international students through all steps of the admission process. ISSS provides orientations, cultural events, and ongoing support to ensure international students have the best possible learning and living experience.
The Intensive English Program (IEP) has a five-level program with courses in a variety of skills to prepare students for academic success. Upon successful completion of upper level IEP classes, students begin credit-bearing courses towards their degree.
The Office of Study Abroad offers affordable academic coursework, internships and experiential learning abroad. With over 20 partner universities, students can earn UCA credit in locations around the world. Students may enroll in faculty led summer study abroad programs in countries such as China, France, Italy, Costa Rica and Brazil.
The UCA Confucius Institute (UCACI) is one of the 350 Confucius Institutes around the world and was the 24th Confucius Institute established in United States. UCACI hosts a wide array of cultural and education programs on campus.