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International Education Week

November 12-16, 2007


Events for International Education Week
By Allen Antone

McKillop Library and the Office of International and Multicultural Programs are co-sponsoring a number of events to celebrate International Education Week, November 12-16, 2007.

The kick-off will be in the Library on Monday, November 12, at 4:00 p.m., with the program "Cadeaux du Monde: Stories of Fair Trade" from Rhode Island's only certified Fair Trade business.

In their presentation, Katie Dyer and Jane Perkins, the owners of the Newport gallery and shop Cadeaux du Monde, will focus on their experiences with artisan groups that they work with throughout the developing world.

In conjunction with their presentation, they will be mounting an exhibit of world art and handicrafts featuring crèches as interpreted by cultures in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

Also on display during the week will be "Capture-it" Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners, select books and films on countries and their cultures, and CDs of world music.

International Education Week November 12-16, 2007

Program:
  • Monday, Nov. 12, 4:00pm, McKillop Library
    "Cadeaux du Monde: Stories of Fair Trade" by Katie Dyer and Jane Perkins owners of the shop Cadeaux du Monde.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4:00pm, McKillop Library
    "Switzerland (A Small Country in the Heart of Europe): More than Cheese, Chocolate and Watches", by Elizabeth Hardegger, Salve Regina visiting scholar.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:00pm, Rodgers Rec. Ctr., Room 205
    "Women around the World", by the Model UN Club

  • Thursday, Nov. 15, 1:00-5:00pm, Gatehouse
    Passport Workshop given by the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Visit Geobeats
    Visit Geobeats
    It has numerous short travel videos of places all around the globe. It’s a quick, fun way to get a flavor of a place.