International Education Week Event Calendar 2012


Native American Heritage Month: Global Unity featuring Billy Mills

Monday, Nov. 12th

4 – 5:30PM

Cook-Dewitt Center

Billy Mills is the only American to ever win the Olympic gold medal in the 10,000-meter run. A Lakota Sioux raised in one of the poorest communities in America, the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Mills was orphaned as a young boy, facing prejudice and cultural discrimination most of his childhood life.


Passport Fair

Wednesday, Nov. 14th

1 – 4PM

130 Lake Ontario Hall

Need a passport? Passport need renewing? Join us on November 14th for the Passport Fair! Please allow up to 6 weeks for passport processing. 


Haitian Experience

Wednesday, Nov. 14th

7 - 8PM

1118 AuSable Hall

Come join Students for Haiti for a Haitian Experience! Our guest speakers will be a group of sudents who grew up and went to school in Haiti, talking about their experiences and answering questions about the educational system in Haiti. For more information on how to join 'Students for Haiti', contact Peter Wampler: 


Discover Business Abroad

Wednesday, Nov. 14th


Loosemore Auditorium

DBA is an annual event co-organized by the International Student Organization and the Padnos International Center. This event brings speakers to share their experiences about doing business or working abroad and in the US. This year, we are highlighting success stories of business abroad and in the US. The event is also LIB 100 APPROVED and an opportunity to network with business experts, and thus get prepared to life after school.


Violence Prevention in Indian Country: 

Traditional Teachings for Today

Wednesday, Nov. 14th

4 – 5:30PM

Grand River Room, Kirkhof Center

Steven (Naganashe) Perry descends from The Naganashe family of the Waganakising Odawa and The Shingwauk family of Kitigan-zeeping Ojibwe Reserve in Ontario. He has created for and integrated specialized curriculum into many schools across the U.S. and Canada using Native traditions, and Earth Mother as a classroom. In addition, he is recognized for his work with youth and a family intervention programs which brings traditional practices and beliefs into the teaching and instruction of Native people and professionals working with Native populations.


Global Gala

Friday, Nov. 16th

7 – 11:30PM

Grand River Room, Kirkhof Center

Global Gala is signature showcase held annually by Delta Phi Lambda Sorority,     Incorporated - Grand Valley State Universitys first and only Asian interest sorority. Throughout this showcase, we are proud to feature a variety of exciting performances by student organizations. We also feature a variety of other programs such as a cultural fashion show, dancing, a free raffle, ShutterBooth and much, much more! Global Gala is completely free and open to the public.



Saturday, Nov. 17th

7:30PM (Doors open at 7PM)

Grand River Room, Kirkhof Center

Afri'Carnival, a Celebration of Life, Luck and Cultures! Please join us for free food, a photo booth and performances. Music will be brought to you by DJ Freshwaves. Open dance floor and LIB 100 Approved!


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