2013 International Education Week: Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 7

Diwali “Festival of Lights”

Big Blue Room, TED Constant Convocation Center | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Free and open to the public -Parking available at Garage C (Hampton Blvd and 43rd Street)

Celebrate the Indian Festival of Lights with welcoming Indian sweets, dance performances, a fashion show, and play games for a chance to win fabulous prizes like an iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and much more.

Co –Sponsors: Monarch Dining, Indian Students’ Association, Student Government Association, College Against Cancer, Office of Intercultural Relations, and the F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S.


Monday, November 11

Islam Fair

North Mall | 11:00am-2:00pm

Find answers to questions about Islam. A wide variety of books will be available to learn about Islam. Free copies available. This is an opportunity to set aside misconceptions about the religion.

Sponsors: Muslim Student Association


Veteran’s Day Luncheon

River Rooms, Webb University Center|12P.M.-2P.M.


Join us in honoring veterans and learn about the prisoner of war/missing in action table.

RSVP by November 8th: http://tiny.cc/ragd5w


Co –sponsored by Student Veterans Association, Office of Intercultural Relations, and Student Engagement & Enrollment Services.


Tuesday, November 12


International Education Country Fair

North Mall | 11:30am-1:00pm

The country fair is an event that showcases ODU’s diverse international community and gives students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to “travel” the world in the North Mall of Webb Center.


Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Relations


Study Abroad Information Session

Dragas | 12:30pm-1:00pm

An overview of options for ODU students to study abroad around the world.


Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad



Wednesday, November 13

What Every International Monarch Needs to Know About Academic Integrity

James River Room, Webb Center | 11:00am-12:00pm

Academic integrity expectations vary widely between cultures.  Come learn ODU's expectations for honest scholarship and discover ways in which the expectations at ODU may differ.


Sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity & the Office of Intercultural Relations.


Global Health Education at ODU

Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Diseases and health problems have no boarders. Global health education is the key to address global health problems. Come learn about the Global Health Education at ODU.


Sponsored by the ODU Center for Global Health& the Office of Intercultural Relations.




Thursday, November 14

Global Café: Italy

Intercultural Center | 12:30pm-2:00pm

A place where all international and American students, faculty, and staff are welcome! Come learn about Italy and its rich cultures. Refreshments will be served.


Co-sponsors: Office of Intercultural Relations and Global Ambassador Program


South Sudan, Abukloi and ODU Center for Global Health

Potomac/York River Rooms, Webb Center | 4:30pm-5:30pm

South Sudan suffers a lack of infrastructural development, serious health problems, and major destruction. The founder of Abukloi, Angelo Maker is one of the lost boys from South Sudan, an ODU alum, will speak about the needs of the region. After a short film, panelists will discuss the current situationin South Sudan and ODU’s faculty and student involvement.


Sponsored by the ODU Center for Global Health& the Office of Intercultural Relations



Friday, November 15

Persian Movie Night: No One Knows about the Persian Cats

BAL 1012 | 6:15pm-9:00pm

The Movie is a 2009 Iranian film directed by Bahman Ghobadi produced by Wild Bunch.  The film offers perspective of Iran as it explores its underground Rock scene. It won the Special Jury Prize Ex-aequo in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Sponsors: ODU PERSIA & Office of Intercultural Relations


Tuesday, November 19

International's Men Day
North Mall, Webb Center | 6:15pm-9:00pm

International Men’s Day focuses on promoting men’s health awareness, improving gender relations, and highlighting positive male role models around the world.

Sponsor: Office of Counseling Services


How Israel Handles Syria’s Current Unrest   

Intercultural Center, 2114Webb Center | 1:30pm-2:30pm

A presentation on Israel and how the country has been dealing with injured Syrian refugees.

Sponsor: Hillel


Innovative Practices in International Education

Chesapeake & Portsmouth Room, Webb Center | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Faculty, students, and staff interested in international education are invited to a panel presentation that will actively engage participants in a discussion of new, creative, and innovative practices in four key areas of international education: study abroad; internationalizing the curriculum; international development; and international student and scholar services. Attendees will have ample time to engage the panelists in a sustained dialogue about emerging practices in international education.

Sponsor: Higher Education Graduate Program & the Office of Intercultural Relations


International Restaurant Night

Café 1201, Webb Center | 4:00pm-9:00pm

A night to enjoy international cuisines, games, and performances.

Sponsor: ODU Monarch Dining



Global Game Connection

Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center | 5:00pm-9:00pm

Enjoy games from around the word and engage with the ODU global community.

Sponsor: Chess Club & the Office of Intercultural Relations


For more information contact the Office of Intercultural Relations at (757) 683-4406, odu.edu/oir, or oir@odu.edu


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Posted By: Stephanie Riggs
Date: Mon Nov 11 08:53:28 EST 2013