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SUNY Plattsburgh Hosts International Education Week Activities

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 10, 2010) – SUNY Plattsburgh will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 15-20 with a variety of activities – from guest speakers to a night of multicultural student performances.Events honoring the cultural diversity of the college’s students include a trivia night emphasizing China and Central Asia; the documentary, “Flow: For the Love of Water”; and an international dinner at Samuel D’s.

Night of Nations Japanese DanceAll events are co-sponsored by International Student Services. For more information, contact Kate Friedrich, graduate assistant for international student services, at [email protected] or 518-564-3259.

International Education Week Events:

Monday, Nov. 15
China Trivia Night. 6-8 p.m. Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. The Chinese Association will sponsor a trivia night with a special emphasis on China and Central Asian countries. 

Tuesday, Nov. 16
International Business Club Seminar: Women in Globalization. 6:30-8 p.m. Amnesty Room, Angell College Center. Dr. Areeg Barakat – an instructor in management, international business and information systems – will discuss how women are helped and hurt by globalization. 

Wednesday, Nov. 17
“Flow: For the Love of Water.” 6-8 p.m. Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center. This award-winning documentary discusses the growing problem of providing the world with clean, safe water.

Thursday, Nov. 18
International Dinner. 5:30-7 p.m. Samuel D’s Restaurant, Sibley Hall. (Buffet served 5:30-6:30 p.m.)  Tickets, available in advance only, are $15. Contact Samuel D’s Restaurant at 518-564-4264 for tickets.

Model United Nations Debate: Should the United States Invade Countries that Harbor Terrorists? 7 p.m. Room 103F, the Learning Center, Feinberg Library. Model United Nations, a student club, ends its series of internationally themed debates with a look at how the country should treat nations that harbor terrorists. 

Saturday, Nov. 20
Night of Nations. 6:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Annual cultural showcase that celebrates the many cultures represented at SUNY Plattsburgh by international and domestic students. This celebration includes traditional and contemporary cultural performances and features music and dance.

Weekend at Burghy’s: Craft Night with Club International. 9 p.m. Burghy’s, Angell College Center. Club International, the Center of Student Involvement, and Housing and Residence Life will lead an evening of fun and games for international and domestic students after the Night of Nations.


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