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International Education Week brings the world to Green Bay

Author: Casey M Fryda

Monday November 17, 2014

For the next five days, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College will bring the world to Green Bay, as the College celebrates International Education Week. The annual event aims to promote increased knowledge of global perspectives and cultures. All events and exhibits are free and open to the public on NWTC’s Green Bay campus (2470 W. Mason St.). 

Daily events include speakers and presentations, a Japanese drum and dance performance, an international film, food from around the world, a holiday world market, and more.

International Education Week 201

November 17 – 21

International Displays (Open all week)

NWTC Student Commons

·      Chinese Calligraphy Exhibit

·      International Photography Contest Display

·      International Student Poster Display

·      Study Abroad Info Table

Tuesday, November 18

Food for Thought: “Japanese Taiko Drum & Dance”
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Lecture Hall – SC132

Big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. Taikoza is described as a powerful celebration of Asian culture that will leave a lasting memory. From Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance, Taikoza has created a new sound using a variety of traditional and new instruments, which combined with an energetic dance performance, makes it a must-see event.

Global Film: BARFI!
6:00 – 8:30 p.m., Lecture Hall – SC132

His parents named him Murphy, but everyone calls him Barfi! Always ready with a prank up his sleeve, he's quite the charmer, especially with the ladies! In Darjeeling, Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor) is the talk of the town. Even though he can neither speak nor listen! His bitter-sweet relationship with two beautiful young ladies, Shruti (Ileana D'cruz) and Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra) sets in motion a chain of events that will turn his life upside down! A heart-warming tale of selfless love and about finding happiness in the smallest things in life; that tells you no matter how tough your life may be, "Don't Worry. Be Barfi!"

Wednesday, November 19

Gifts That Give: Shopping that Changes the World

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., NWTC Student Commons (Open Wednesday and Thursday)

Purchase affordable, handmade gifts for friends and family that helps survivors of human trafficking create a better life.

Thursday, November 20

Asian Heritage Celebration
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Student Commons

​Celebrate Asian cultures with an event organized by NWTC’s Asian American Student Association. The event includes a speaker on the Vietnam War, a presentation on Thailand, traditional dance and musical performances, and diverse cuisine.

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