LWC to Celebrate Its Diversity During International Education Week
Posted on Monday, November 05, 2012 [3:41 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The rich diversity of
Lindsey Wilson College's student body will be celebrated Nov. 12-16
during the college's commemoration of International Education
The week -- which is a joint initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of
State and the U.S. Department of Education -- will be
celebrated at Lindsey Wilson with presentations from students and
faculty as well as samples of international food.
LWC's residential student body of 1,099 includes 95
international students from 34 countries, making the college one of
the most diverse international campuses in Kentucky.
"Stressing international education to American students helps
them understand different cultures and how to communicate to them,"
said LWC Director of International Student Programs Suzy McAlpine.
All LWC events -- which are free and open to the public --
will be from 3:30-5 p.m. CT in the Cralle Student Union Building.
LWC's events include:
* Monday, Nov. 12: "Korean
Presentation," by LWC Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Ji
Seun Sohn, who is a native South Korean. Also: samples of Korean
* Tuesday, Nov. 13: "China
Presentation," by LWC Associate Professor of Psychology David
Ludden, who has studied in China; and "A Performance of Chinese
Music" by LWC student Chunyan Liang, who is from
* Wednesday, Nov. 14: "Reflections on
Study Abroad Experiences," by LWC staff member Hannah Peck and LWC
students Kendall Sewell, Antonette Dorsey and Conner McGirr, all of
whom have studied abroad.
* Thursday, Nov. 15: "Afghan
Women," a presentation by LWC student Sana Yousufi, who is from
* Friday, Nov.
16:"Spain Presentation --
Music & Food from Spain," by LWC Spanish students.
Nationally, the purpose of International Education Week is to
promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment
and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and
exchange experiences in the United States.
"We should teach international education because it is
important for a variety of reasons," McAlpine said. "The American
economy for example. More than 720,030 international students
are studying in the U.S., and when they are done with their formal
education they will be a part of our economic system. Also it just
promotes global education for American students."
LWC has an exchange program with universities from South
Korea and Japan, which gives American students opportunities to
study abroad for a semester or a year. The college also has
study-abroad programs in Europe that provide students four- to
Lindsey Wilson College will celebrate International
Education Week Nov. 12-16. For more information, contact Director
of International Student Programs Suzy McAlpine at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 384-8236.