International Week Events

Activities For International Week

            As we celebrate international week, take a look at some of these activities taking place.  On Sunday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be events representing the sporting activities from various nations.  On the lawn at Clark Hall, soccer, and bocce ball (an ancient game whose modern adaptation resembles bowling), will be occurring.  Also during this same time, fencing and MMA (mixed martial arts) will be taking place in the MCCC Ballroom on the third floor of the Mollohan Center.

Also during international week, the college will be having a variety of speakers present topics on international issues.  On Monday, between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., there will be a panel discussion entitled “Coming to America” that features international student experiences in America and at GSC.  On Tuesday, also held between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. the college will host a panel on “Global Environmental Change”.  This panel of GSC professors will focus on the growing problem with the environment on a worldwide level.

Wednesday, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., panelist Sara Sawyer will host a lecture on the “Great Barrier Reef, and the Australian Outback.  Following this there is a performance in the Fine Arts Building, by the Piscataway Indians, a Native American dance group.

Concluding the lecture series on Thursday, “Information on Study Abroad” is being presented in the Presidents Auditorium between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Even if you don’t attend these events, stop by the Mollohan Café for some international cuisine to enjoy.  Monday offers Chinese food, followed by German, Native American, Korean, French, and India cuisine on the subsequent days.  After some delicious international fare, stop by room 315 MCCC or the RFK library to enjoy some great international movies like “The Pianist”, or the Mr. Bean series.

As a country America was formed by immigrants from other nations who brought their traditions and values with them.  To keep an open and informed mind, we should take time to learn the customs of other nations and appreciate our differences and our things in common.

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