International Club Hosts a Week of Cultural Events

Published on Mon, November 12, 2012

From Nigeria and South Korea to India and Kenya, members of Marywood's International Club will have the opportunity to showcase the best food, music, and clothing from their respective countries as International Education Week gets underway.

Nancy Maloney, Assistant Director of International Affairs, who has been part of the International Office for the past four years, says it's important for international students to feel welcomed. Hosting a week of activities that highlight multiculturalism, Ms. Maloney adds, is a great way for the community to learn more about other cultures.

"Our international students have something to share, and we want to give them a chance to discuss their stories," she said.

Among other events, students will have the opportunity to take part in an interfaith dialogue forum, sample a range of different cuisines at the International Dinner, and attend a cultural exposition.

Interfaith Dialogue Forum

Monday, November 12, Noon–2pm

Liberal Arts Center, Room 113

A discussion group sharing thoughts on faith, beliefs, and traditions of the various religious groups at Marywood University

International Dinner

Wednesday, November 14, 5–7pm

Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center

Guest speaker Dr. Amir Alakaam will discuss how international students make adjustments to new menus and culture. David A. Crisci, MS, will follow up with a brief look at locations where he has recruited new students for Marywood. In addition, the Irish Step Dancers will perform.

Cultural Exposition

Thursday, November 15, Noon–2pm

Rotunda, Liberal Arts Center