NWC News Desk

NWC celebrates International Ed Week Nov. 13-17

Posted November 3, 2006

P O W E L L, W y o. - Northwest Colleges celebrates International Education Week, Nov. 13-17, with "close encounters of the international kind," a series of events and activities to promote multicultural awareness and understanding.

NWC launches the week-long celebration with a public reception for its international students at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Trapper Rendezvous Lounge of the DeWitt Student Center. The program begins with a parade of flags, followed by greetings in native languages, entertainment, games and prizes. It's designed as a fun way to become familiar with 20 countries around the world that are represented in the college's diverse international student body. International appetizers and beverages will be served.

The Native Ways club hosts its annual Buffalo Feast Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m., also in the DeWitt Student Center. This year's after-dinner program is "Sign Talker," presented by Ron Garritson. The evening includes a Native American food sampling table and silent auction. Reservations are required and can be made at (307) 754-6138.

A Study, Travel and Work Abroad Fair is scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. the following day, Friday, Nov. 17, in the DeWitt Student Center Dining Hall. Individuals interested in seeing the world can explore the possibilities by talking with travel agents and representatives from Northwest's field studies tours, the University Studies Abroad Consortium, Peace Corps, Fulbright Program and Young Professional German Exchange Program. Information is also available on short-term international work permits and volunteer opportunities. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Later in the month, another program in the Multicultural Event Series spotlights three NWC students from the west African country of Senegal. They'll share images, words, music and food from their homeland at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Room 70 of the Fagerberg Building.

All these events are open to the public. For more information about the NWC Multicultural Events Series, e-mail Harriet Bloom-Wilson , or call (307) 754-6429.