To learn and to celebrate: International Education ‘Week’ lasts all month at UW-Green Bay

UW-Green Bay’s celebration of International Education Week has been extended to span the entire month of November, and a variety of displays, discussions and other events are planned.

The U.S. departments of State and Education officially will recognize Nov. 12-16 as International Education Week 2012, calling the timeframe as “an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.” At UW-Green Bay, the celebration started early, beginning Nov. 1. Events for the month are as follows:

Bittersweet Winds Display

The Bittersweet Winds exhibit continues to grow and expand with both positive and negative images of Native Americans. This display explores such issues as Native American mascots in sports and how they affect people’s perceptions. The display is sponsored by UW-Green Bay’s Intertribal Student Organization.

—   9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, Phoenix Room B, University Union

—   9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, Phoenix Room B

—   9 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, Phoenix Room B

Study Abroad first steps meetings

These meetings offer the chance for students to learn the basics about study abroad, including destinations, financial aid, scholarships and more. The meetings are sponsored by the Office of International Education (OIE).

—   2 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27, OIE, Cofrin Library 207

—   12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 28, OIE

World Café event, “Women Change the World”

Women from around the world will facilitate this discussion, hosted by Student Life. Space is limited, and attendees must RSVP at

—   Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, Phoenix Room B

Yoga Rave

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to experience this “party like none other in this world,” described as “a new concept in fun” in which the body responds to the stimuli of music, yoga and meditation. No experience necessary and beginners are welcome. Mats will be provided and no sign-up is required. Event is sponsored by the Kress Events Center.

—   6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, Kress Events Center Special Events Room

International Dinner for a Cause

Sponsored by the International Club, Office of International Education and the Mauthe Center, this dinner prepared by UW-Green Bay international students will offer flavors and tastes from around the world. The event is free but donations will be accepted. All proceeds go toward building a well in Africa.

—   5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13

Islam Awareness Month events

Islam is a widely practiced religion throughout the world, yet it is often perceived negatively by non-Muslims. This series of events is designed to educate people on the religion and encourage open dialogue across cultures. The event is sponsored by the Muslim Students’ Association (contact person Heba Mohammad,

—   Eid With Us: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Islamic Center of Green Bay

—   Behind My Veil: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, Mauthe Center

—   Mosque Open Day: 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, Islamic Center of Green Bay

—   Muslim Images in the American Media: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, Mauthe Center



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