The International Student Association has scheduled several events as part of the campus celebration of International Week: Monday, April 9 through Saturday the 14th.
• Monday, April 9: Kick-Off the week with “Celebrate Your Heritage Day.” Students who dress in their national costume — or something that represents their national heritage — and are spotted by a member of the ISA board may win a free ticket to the ISA Celebrate Diversity dinner.
• Tuesday, April 10: “Speaking in Tongues,” ISA’s annual multi-lingual poetry reading, will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Intercultural Affairs Center. Open to all students, faculty and staff, with poems to be read first in speaker’s native language, then translated into English for the audience. Refreshments and sweet treats are provided.
• Wednesday, April 11: International Night at Saga. Students are invited to sample new delicious dishes and popular music from around the world during dinner at the Scandling Center.
• Thursday, April 12: Henna Night from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Intercultural Affairs Center; Come and get a henna tattoo on your hand.
• Friday, April 13: World in Perspective Roundtable discussion: “Islam and the West: Peril and Promise.” With global hotspots erupting in conflict, the need to intensify the quest for non-military solutions is further underlined. In this connection, students can take pro-active initiatives so that there is a bridge between campuses and policy-makers. Join the discussion led by Mowahid Hussain Shah, special assistant to the chief minister in Punjab, Pakistan.
• Saturday April 14: International “Celebrate Diversity Dinner with keynote speaker Mowahid Hussain Shah, special assistant to the chief minister in Punjab, Pakistan. Come experience great food, friends and festivities from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Common Room at the Scandling Center. Tickets will be on sale until Friday, April 13 at The College Store, and will not be sold at the door: $7 for students, $10 non-students, faculty and staff. All proceeds from the dinner will go to the Grameen Foundation.