OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Oregon State University Celebrates International Education Week

11/14/2008

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A culinary exploration of Southeast Asia and a screening of the award-winning documentary, “War/Dance,” are among the events set for Oregon State University’s observance of International Education Week, Nov. 17-21.

“Taste of Southeast Asia: a Journey through Culture and Cuisine” invites the community to experience regional culture through food and music. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, in West Dining Hall. Tickets cost $7 and are available for purchase in advance at any campus dining center or at the door.

The event is sponsored by University Housing and Dining Services and International Students of Oregon State University.

Two documentary films will be shown on campus during International Education Week. The Voices Project documentary, “The World in OSU,” features international students sharing their stories of attending OSU and living in Corvallis. It begins at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Memorial Union Journey Room. The film is part of an ongoing series produced by the OSU Office of Community and Diversity.

University Housing and Dining Services will host a free screening of “War/Dance,” the award-winning 2007 documentary about children from war-torn northern Uganda competing in the national music competition. It begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall.

The week’s activities begin with an African rhythm circle, uniting participants in a group music experience with percussion instruments, voice, clapping and movement. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, in the West Dining Hall on campus. It is free and open to the public.

Throughout the week, workshops will be offered to promote international programs and resources at OSU, including study abroad, international internships, and student scholarships.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare U.S. Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

For the complete International Education Week schedule, visit http://oregonstate.edu/international/iew