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
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
Embracing Diversity: Bridging the Cultural
Foreign Language & Cultural Learning Center, Room 2206,
Palumbo Academic Center, 824 Peach St.
Faculty from the foreign language department discuss cultural
dynamics in the 21st century.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
Photo Competition Awards Ceremony and
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
Thursday, Nov. 19
Climate Change: What's Erie Got to Do With
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
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.