University of Evansville

International Education Week

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

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International Bazaar

UE is looking forward to our 8th annual International Education Week and our 28th annual International Bazaar

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2014 Schedule

Monday, November 17

UE Study Abroad Fair

Information, Applications, Scholarship Sources, Drawings, and More
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, First Floor
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The Study Abroad Fair offers an opportunity for UE students to gain easy access to information about the many study abroad opportunities available to them AND to gain insight into the importance of direct experience in international education as undergraduates. UE community members and members of the Evansville community are also invited to learn about how UE students are engaged internationally.

At the Study Abroad Fair, there will be representatives, information, and/or applications for the following programs:

  • Harlaxton College Semester Programs, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Harlaxton College Summer Program, Summer 2015
  • Proposed Upcoming UE Faculty-led programs to:
    • China-Summer 2015 Comparative Health Care Systems: US and China
    • Costa Rica-Spring 2015 Semester with Summer Travel Tropical Ecology of Costa Rica
    • Dominican Republic-Summer 2015 Applied Process and Project Development
    • El Salvador-Summer 2015 UE and CoCoDA (see Tuesday evening panel)
    • Guatemala-Spring 2015 Semester with Spring Break travel to Mission Guatemala
    • Israel-Summer 2015 The Jezreel Expedition
    • Taiwan-Summer 2015 Eastern and Western Medicine and Rehabilitation in Taiwan
    • Trinidad and Tobago-Summer 2015 International Cultural Immersion Experience
    • UK – Summer 2015 Comparative Health Care Systems: US and UK
    • UK-Summer 2015 Contemporary European Business Issues
    • And more!
  • Affiliated International Programs for Study and Internships in Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016 or after graduation
    • Study options for a wide range of majors
    • Language study
    • For-credit internships
    • Teaching English abroad
  • Financial Aid, Scholarship, and Grant opportunities for undergraduate study abroad, graduate study abroad, and research abroad
  • Center for Career Development
  • Institute for Global Enterprise and GAP
  • International Club and UE International Student Engagement
President’s Welcome and Featured Speaker

Featured Speaker: Ossama Bahloul, PhD
Religion and Politics in the United States and Abroad
7:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, Room 251A
Reception immediately following
Visit the featured speaker web page for more information.

Tuesday, November 18

UE Student Presentations: International Study, Research, and Experiential Learning

8:00 a.m. through noon
1:30 p.m. through 4:30 p.m.
Eykamp Hall, Rooms 253, 254, 255; Ridgway University Center
Schedule of Student Presenters...

8:30 Discovering the Fund of Hope
Gretchen Kohl; Senior, Business Administration and Spanish
9:30 A Summer of Archaeology in Scotland
Raeanna Wood; Junior; Archaeology
10:15 Cultural Immersion in Peru
Charlotte Muscroft; Senior; Marketing and Global Business
11:30 Study at Harlaxton and Learning London
Ashley LeRoy; Junior; Communication
1:30 Becoming Parisian
Rebecca Calahan; Senior; International Studies and French
2:30 UE’s Model UN
3:30 South Korea: Beneath the Surface
Samantha Horton; Senior; Political Science

Refreshments sponsored by the Institute for Global Enterprise

Panel Discussions

12:15 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. — Jews, Christians, Muslims: How Can We Know Peace?
SB 170, Smythe Lecture Hall, Schroeder School of Business Building
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Panelists include: Dr Ossama Bahloul (IEW Featured Speaker); Rabbi Gary Mazo; Dr. Dianne Oliver; and Moderator, Rev. Dr. Tammy Gieselman. The UE community and the Greater Evansville community are invited to learn and share by participating in this important Interfaith discussion. Bring your own brown bag lunch format; light refreshments sponsored by the University Chaplain.

Rabbi Mazo grew up in Westport, Connecticut and attended Brandeis University. He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology and then went on to study at the Hebrew Union College. After a year in Israel, he studied at the Cincinnati campus of HUC-JIR. He was ordained in 1990. His last two years at HUC were spent as the rabbinic intern for Temple Israel in Dayton, Ohio.

He then became the assistant rabbi of Congregation M'kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He would late become the associate rabbi and the Senior rabbi at M'kor Shalom. He served as Senior rabbi of that 1100 family congregation for five years. Rabbi Mazo helped Congregation M'kor Shalom through a very difficult time in their history and would later chronicle his and their experience in the book "And The Flames Did Not Consume Us."

He moved to Cape Cod to become the rabbi at the Cape Cod Synagogue. After leaving the Cape Cod Synagogue, he founded the Kollel of Cape Cod - a brand new Jewish institution on the Cape. Rabbi Mazo later would become the Executive Director of Kesher of Newton - a pluralistic Jewish day school/after school program in Newton, MA.

Rabbi Mazo moved to the Evansville area in July of 2013 and since then has worked to revitalize Temple Adath B’nai Israel in the areas of education, worship, music and interfaith relations. He has also joined the faculty of the University of Evansville as an Adjunct Professor in the department of Religion.

Dianne L. Oliver, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Theology, Ethics, Interfaith Engagement; Peace and Justice Issues
Associate Dean, William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences; Director, Ethics Program; Professor of Religion

Dr. Oliver has taught at the University of Evansville for over 13 years. Her passions lie in the integration of theology, ethics, and social justice; her teaching is focused on helping students see ways these areas intersect and influence one another, dealing with such questions as: Where is God in the midst of suffering? How do we live together in a religiously diverse world? How should we seek justice? How do we respond to violence with peaceful solutions? Much of Dr. Oliver’s research emerges from these same questions. She has published a book about her favorite political theologian, Dorothee Soelle; has contributed to textbooks in the study of religion on questions of religious pluralism; and is currently writing a textbook on Christian ethics. Dr. Oliver’s teaching focuses on contemporary Christian theologies, including liberation and feminist theologies; religious concerns about suffering and evil; religious ethics, with a special focus on peace and justice concerns; and world religions and questions of religious pluralism and interfaith engagement. She was awarded a Global Scholar grant in 2011, which enabled the development of a course on Religions of East Asia, and this year participated in a CIC-sponsored “Teaching Interfaith Understanding” seminar led by Eboo Patel and Laurie Patton.

7:00 p.m. — CoCoDA in El Salvador: Community to Comunidad
Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center
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Panelists include: Ivan Villasboa, Executive Director of CoCoDA in El Salvador; Dr. Diana Rodriguez Quevedo; Dr. Bill Hemminger; Ms. Marissa Mitchell

CoCoDA (Companion Community Development Alternatives) is an organization committed to joining with international communities in need to build on their strengths and resources and to solve problems identified by the communities themselves. Dr. Diana Rodriguez Quevedo in UE’s Department of Foreign Languages is developing programming for UE students to join in the efforts of CoCoDA in El Salvador. The Evansville community already has strong ties with this organization. For more information about CoCoDA

Refreshments sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages

Wednesday, November 19

30-Minute Language and Culture Capsules

Interactive Mini-language Lessons Open to All!
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Eykamp Hall, Rooms 253, 254, 255; Ridgway University Center
Schedule of Mini-Lessons...

11:00 a.m. French Dr. Krista Williams, Visiting Assistant Professor of French
Department of Foreign Languages
11:30 a.m. Mandarin Chinese Ms. Han Lai, Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant
Department of Foreign Languages
12:00 noon Portuguese Dr. Diana Rodriguez Quevedo, Assistant Professor of Spanish
Department of Foreign Languages
Willian Mallmann
Freshman, Communication Major
12:30 p.m. Spanish Ms. Barbara Vera
Mr. Victor Fernandez Rodriguez
Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants
Department of Foreign Languages
1:00 p.m. Russian Ms. Inna Berchatova, Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant
Department of Foreign Languages
1:30 p.m. Thai Dr. Todsapon Thananatthanachon, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
2:00 p.m. Wolof Dr. William Hemminger, Professor of English
Department of English
2:30 p.m. Persian Dr. Mohammad K. Azarian, Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
I-House: El Salvador

7:00 p.m.
Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge; Ridgway University Center
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For IEW, the weekly I-House team has invited Ivan Villasboa from CoCoDA in El Salvador to share information, stories, and histories about that country and its communities.

Science and Mathematics Global Careers Colloquium

6:00 p.m.
Koch Center, Room 102

Friday, November 21

28th Annual International Bazaar – International Club

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center
General Admission $5.00; Children 5 and under FREE;
UE Students FREE
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The International Club is proud to host the 28th annual event to which the UE family and greater Evansville community are invited to learn about traditions, foods, and fun in many of the cultures represented by our students. All are encouraged to bring family and friends to sample international cuisine, tour many countries, and enjoy cultural performances.

The theme of the Bazaar this year centers on the Stars and on the idea that we are all united under a starry sky. The Ridgway University Center will be transformed in this wonderfully expanded International Bazaar. Thanks to the generous support of the University of Evansville’s Student Government Association, all UE students will enjoy free admission to the event. All proceeds from General Admission go to UNICEF.

This family-friendly event is FREE for children 5 and under.
Entrance for UE Students is FREE.
General Admission Tickets are $5.00
All proceeds go to UNICEF.
Contact for ticket information.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.