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Celebrate International Education Week November 17-21

Loyola announcement - November 17, 2003

Celebrating and Promoting International Education and Exchange November 17­-21, 2003

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Secretary of Education Rod Paige have called for the celebration of International Education Week, November 17-21, 2003. International EducationWeek is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

"It has become very clear that broadening our international understanding is critical." says Secretary Paige, "This will mean renewed efforts to encourage the study of foreign languages and cultures, and to provide opportunities for all students to broaden their knowledge of the world." Secretary Powell adds that, "People-to-people diplomacy, created through international education and exchanges, is critical to our national interests. Americans who study abroad expand their global perspective and become more internationally engaged. Foreign students and individuals who participate in citizen exchanges return home with a greater knowledge of our democratic institutions, and America's enduring values."

In observance of International Education Week, Loyola University New Orleans is promoting international education by sponsoring the following events:

Monday, November 17

Opening Reception for First Juried Loyola International Photo Contest 5 p.m., Danna Center Art Gallery

Tuesday, November 18

Workshop for Faculty: Grants for Internationalizing Loyola, and Teaching and Research Abroad. Gary Talarchek, Grants and Research; Nancy Anderson, Department of History; and Isabel Medina, School of Law. 12:30 p.m. Audubon Room, Danna Center

A Conversation with an Ambassador

Ambassador Charles Baquet will discuss his international life as a Peace Corps volunteer to Somalia, U.S. Consul General in Cape Town, South Africa, Ambassador to Djibouti and Deputy Director of the Peace Corps. Ambassador Baquet is currently the director of the Center for Intercultural and International Programs at Xavier University of Louisiana. Reception tofollow. 7 p.m. Octavia II, Danna Center

Wednesday, November 19

Study Abroad 101: Working Abroad

Paula Quenoy, Counseling & Career Services 6 p.m. Multi Media Room 2

Thursday, November 20

Perceptions of the U.S.: International Students Speak

A panel of international students will talk about their experiences in the U.S. and with U.S. Americans. Refreshments will be served. 12:30 p.m. Octavia I and II, Danna Center

International Thursdays: Art and Social Movements in Mexico, Edward J. McCaughan, Sociology Department 5 p.m. Mercy Hall Room 301

Sponsored by the Center for International Education, International Student Association, Grants and Research, Counseling & Career Services, and the Department of Communications, photojournalism track. For more information, call 864-7550.