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International Education Week Celebrates Diversity of Cultures

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 International Education Week is Nov. 17-20.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Winthrop University’s International Center has several activities planned to celebrate the diversity of cultures during International Education Week Nov. 17-20.

Lindsey Hill, assistant director of the International Center, said Winthrop is excited to promote the week and all of the events on campus.

"The U.S. Department of State and Department of Education’s joint goal for IEW is for schools across the U.S. to highlight the benefits of Study Abroad, as well as celebrate the cultural diversity of our international students, faculty, and staff," she said. "Through University College and the International Center, Winthrop works to actively support both of these global initiatives.”

Here is the full schedule of events:

Monday, Nov. 17
*Book Signing by Dr. Catalina Adams

5:30 p.m., Tillman Hall lobby, second floor.
Assistant Professor of World Languages and Cultures Catalina Adams will sign copies of her new book “A Casa for My Heart.” Book purchases will be available for $15.

*Taste of the World

6 p.m., Tillman Auditorium; $1; approved global cultural event.
This is an evening of unique and engaging performances, and great food, all organized by students from around the world. All proceeds go to the Nicaragua Winthrop School.

Tuesday, Nov. 18
*International Tea Time

11 a.m., 114 DiGiorgio Campus Center; free; approved cultural and global cultural event.
Meet international students and enjoy international teas during this drop-in. Guest speaker will be Assistant Professor of History Catherine Chang.

Wednesday, Nov. 19
*Faculty Fulbright Seminar

11 a.m., Dinkins Auditorium
Winthrop faculty and staff are invited to this Teaching & Learning Center session to learn more about the Fulbright program for Faculty Scholars through Fulbright alumnae Associate Professor of Economics Laura Ullrich, who will share her experiences from her recent semester in Kosovo. Reception immediately following.

*Hunger: Everyone’s Problem
6 p.m., Dinkins Auditorium; free; cultural event credit pending.
Join us during National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week for TED Talks followed by a faculty/student led panel on global hunger issues. Non-perishable food donations are appreciated.

Thursday, Nov. 20
*The Resilience of the Catawba Indian Nation

11 a.m., Dina’s Place; free; approved global cultural event.
Chief Bill Harris will share the history of the Catawba Indian Nation’s presence in this area dating back as far as 6,000 years.

*International Food Festival
11 a.m., Thomson Dining Center
Come enjoy a lunch of international delicacies!

For more information about International Education Week activities, contact the International Center at 803/323-2133 or

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