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2009.11.03 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

UNO International Education Week Celebration Set for Nov. 16-20

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will showcase international education Monday through Friday, Nov. 16-20, in conjunction with the observance of U.S. International Education Week.

A variety of events are planned to give international students an opportunity to share their heritage with the campus community. Most activities are free and open to the public.

"International education enriches the lives of everyone who becomes involved culturally, academically and socially," said Tom Gouttierre, dean of International Studies and Programs at UNO and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. "However, one of the most important contributions is the mutual understanding that results among those who participate in international exchanges and the potential this has for global stability and peace."

This past year, there were more than 1,300 international participants at UNO. The five countries that provide the greatest number of students are South Korea, Nepal, India, China and Saudi Arabia. In all, 112 countries – ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe – were represented on campus.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, students from Underwood Hills Focus School and Hillside Elementary School will visit Café Internationale, as part of International Education Week events. The students from Westside Community Schools will meet some of UNO’s international students and sample foods from around the world from 2 to 4 p.m. in Arts and Sciences Hall, Room 241.

Below is a listing of events, including dates, times and locations.

Monday, Nov. 16
- Study Abroad Table
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC), first floor
Individuals can learn more about UNO's study abroad programs.

- International Outreach
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.
Crestridge Elementary School, 818 Crestridge Road
UNO international students will visit Crestridge to meet students and participate in a school-wide assembly at the OPS Adopt-a-School partner.

- First Annual Gildersleeve “Know Your World” Lecture: Geo-Science of Afghanistan.
Noon to 1 p.m.
MBSC Dodge Room
Jack Schroder, assistant dean of International Studies and Programs, will present in memory of the late professor Charles Gildersleeve to honor his contributions to international education at UNO. Free pizza will be served.

- Nickels for Nails
Nov. 16 – 20
Contact Julie Soper (jsoper@unomaha.edu) for donation sites/times.
UNO international students will attempt to collect enough nickels, dimes and quarters to buy the nails for an entire house built by Habitat for Humanity (about 5,520 nails).

-Bethsaida Tours
10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m.
343 Arts and Sciences Hall
Artifacts from UNO's excavations in Bethsaida, Israel, will be on display.

- International Photo Contest Voting
Criss Library
All faculty, staff and students can vote for their favorite photos.

Tuesday, Nov. 17
- Global marketplace
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC)
Gifts from around the world and internationally-inspired baked goods for sale, with proceeds and donations going to the UNO International Student Emergency Fund.

-Bethsaida Tours
10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m.
343 Arts and Sciences Hall
Artifacts from UNO's excavations in Bethsaida, Israel, will be on display.

- Study Abroad Table
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI), first floor
Individuals can learn more about UNO's study abroad programs.

- International Photo Contest Voting
Criss Library
All faculty, staff and students can vote for their favorite photos.

Wednesday, Nov. 18
- Honors Luncheon
Noon – 1 p.m.
MBSC Chancellor’s Room
An invitation-only event honoring graduating international students, international studies majors, and sponsored exchange students.

-Bethsaida Tours
10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m.
343 Arts and Sciences Hall
Artifacts from UNO's excavations in Bethsaida, Israel, will be on display.

- International Photo Contest Voting
Criss Library
All faculty, staff and students can vote for their favorite photos.

Thursday, Nov. 19
- Cafe Internationale
2 to 4 p.m.
241 Arts and Sciences Hall
The campus community is invited to attend an open house featuring international student presentations and refreshments. Winners of the international photo contest will be announced.

Friday, Nov. 20
- Day of Service
3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Liberty Elementary
UNO international students will spend their afternoon volunteering with after-school programs.

- International Dance Party
8:30 p.m. to midnight
MBSC Ballroom
Dance party featuring international music.

-Bethsaida Tours
10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m.
343 Arts and Sciences Hall
Artifacts from UNO's excavations in Bethsaida, Israel, will be on display.

Each day, Monday through Friday, the MBSC Food Court will serve international cuisine at lunch. The Scott Dining Hall at PKI will offer an international menu Monday through Thursday, Nov. 16-19.

Event sponsors include UNO International Studies and Programs, Sigma Iota Rho, the Department of Political Science and International Student Services.

For more information, call (402) 554-2293.

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