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Cultural experiences and events focus of Thiel College’s International Education Week


Cultural experiences and events focus of Thiel College’s International Education Week

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College celebrates its fourth annual International Education Week, starting Sunday with an international food fair. Events and activities continue throughout the week.

International Education Week (IEW) event highlights include:

  • International food fair, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Howard Miller Student Center (HMSC)
  • “My View of the World” photo contest display, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Weyers Lounge, HMSC
  • Mexican Bingo, featuring international foods and prize baskets, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC
  • Taikoza Japanese dance and drum performance, 4 p.m. Thursday, Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC
  • Global Art Project — For Peace, Noon-2 p.m. Friday, Rotunda Bistro, HMSC

These activities give campus and community members insights into the multicultural world that exists at the College, Assistant Dean of Student Life and Director of International Student Affairs Shannon Reesh, M.S.Ed., said.

“This special week provides the campus and local communities the opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and cultural exchange,” Reesh said. “This is a week for bringing people together and letting our international students share a piece of their culture so that we all gain a better understanding and appreciation for diversity.”

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education, IEW began in 2000. The United States and more than 100 countries observe IEW.

International Education Week at Thiel College runs from Nov. 15-20. Events are planned for each day of the week. For a complete list of events, visit the website calendar.

Many events are open to the public. For more information, contact Reesh at sreesh@thiel.edu or 724-589-2126.

About Thiel College

Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016 and remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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