Monday, November 7, 2005

Washington College Celebrates International Education Week 2005, November 14-18

Chestertown, MD, November 7, 2005 — International Education Week 2005 transforms the campus into an epicenter of global culture.

Monday November 14

5 p.m. Chalk Martha Washington Square with country flags

The International Students will be out on Martha Washington Square drawing their countries' flags with chalk to promote international awareness throughout campus. Come out and join them.

7 p.m. German club presents the movie Goodbye Lenin, Daly 218

"Winner of six European Film Awards including Best Picture and 2004 Gold Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, this coming-of-age tale blends the collapse of communism with family drama. In 1989, divorced ex-teacher Christiane Kerner becomes devoted to the socialist East German state. A heart attack leaves her in a coma, and when she awakens eight months later, the Berlin Wall has fallen bringing monumental changes. To protect her from a possibly fatal shock, her son Alex hatches a plan to turn back the hands of time and recreate life in the former GDR for his fragile mother."

Tuesday November 15

10 a.m.- 3 p.m. IRC Bake Sale—CAC Gallery

With all proceeds going to the Pakistan Earthquake Recovery Efforts.

3:30 p.m. International Careers—Linda Cades—Career Services Library

Designed to give students a broad overview of the kinds of careers open to students who want to work internationally in government, business and in the non-profit world. It includes information on how to prepare during college so that you will be able to compete for international jobs and some print and internet resources students can use to get further information.

6:30 p.m. French Movie : L'Auberge Espagnole, Daly 218

L'Auberge Espangnole/ The Spanish Apartments (2002) by Cedric Klapisch

"As part of a job that he is promised, Xavier, an economics student in his twenties, signs on to a European exchange program in order to gain working knowledge of the Spanish language. Promising that they'll remain close, he says farewell to his loving girlfriend, then heads to Barcelona. Following his arrival, Xavier is soon thrust into a cultural melting pot when he moves into an apartment full of international students. An Italian, an English girl, a boy from Denmark, a young woman from Belgium, and German and a girl from Tarragona all join him in a series of adventures that serve as an initiation to life. "

Wednesday November 16

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Study Abroad Information Session—Smith 336

Go Away. Study Abroad. The Office of International Programs is having a general study abroad information session. In addition, there will be two student presentations; on The University of Hull, in England, and Bond University in Australia.

7 p.m. Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honor Society Movie—I-House Basement (East Hall)

Diarios de Motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries), 2004 (in Spanish with English subtitles)

The Motorcycle Diaries is an adaptation of a journal written by Ernesto "Che " Guevara (Bernal) when he was 23 years old. He and his friend, Alberto Granado (de la Serna) are typical college students who, seeking fun and adventure before graduation, decide to travel across Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Peru in order to do their medical residency at a leper colony. Beginning as a buddy/road movie in which Ernesto and Alberto are looking for chicks, fun and adventure before they must grow up and have a more serious life. As is said in the film itself, it's about "two lives running parallel for a while. " The two best friends start off with the same goals and aspirations, but by the time the film is over, it's clear what each man's destiny has become.

9 p.m. I-House International T-shirt Decorating -I-House Basement (East Hall)

To celebrate International week, the I-House invites the campus community to their basement for an evening of t-shirt decoration. We want to welcome anyone interested to join the I-House as we use fabric paint (and anything else we can get our hands on) to decorate t-shirts with country flags, fun facts, sayings, and images. Though the I-house plans on supplying some blank t-shirts, they ask that non-residents bring an old t-shirt that they can decorate. The I-house will then ask everyone to wear their international t-shirt around campus the following day advertising International Week and informing the campus community about their country of interest in a really fun way.

Thursday November 17

4:30-6 p.m. Japanese Club presents a Japanese Tea Ceremony. Toll Atrium

The Japanese tea ceremony shows the appreciation of tea, as well as the appreciation of perfection. The goal of the tea server is to perfectly time each move to seem not forced, or too quick or too slow. In this simple act, there is serene perfection. Following the tea ceremony, there will be an origami demonstration.

7 p.m.—IRC Movie—Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets

English subtitles, I-House basement (East Hall)

Director Nabil Ayouch draws on such earlier masterpieces as Luis Bunuel's LOS OLVIDADOS and Hector Babenco's PIXOTE for this memorable and moving portrait of the lives of street kids living in Casablanca's abandoned lots. Ali, Kouka, Omar and Boubker, four young friends who are members of a gang, rebel against their cruel leader's oppressive rule and strike out on their own, running away from "home " a second time. Although they are surrounded by crime, violence and degradation, the boys long for love and tenderness. Ali's fantasy is to escape to the seas and become a sailor. He wants to reach the island "where two suns set, become a royal prince and " meet a lovely woman.

Friday November 18

3:30 p.m. French Club presents "Chaos and Continuous Creation in Renaissance Art and Literature " CAC Forum

Professor Emeritus of the University of Geneva and current Distinguished Visiting Professor of Johns Hopkins University, Michel Jeanneret, will give a lecture about art in the Renaissance.

7 p.m. OIP Presents "International Idol " Student Center

Do you like to watch American Idol? Do you have talent and love to sing? It's your chance to come and watch or participate in Washington College's International Idol Competition. It is the same premise as American Idol, except all the songs contestants choose to sing are from international bands, and/or in foreign languages. We even have three great faculty judges. Come out and join us for a great night!

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