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Lenoir-Rhyne to celebrate International Education Week
Lenoir-Rhyne to celebrate International Education Week

Lenoir-Rhyne University will celebrate International Education Week from Nov. 13-17 with a series of events that are free and open to the public.

International Education Week is a federal initiative to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. LRU will host events that promote international education and facilitate exchange activities during this national celebration.

"Each year, International Education Week provides Lenoir-Rhyne students, faculty, and staff, as well as our community, with an opportunity to celebrate intercultural diversity," said Dr. Laura Dobson, Director of the William and Robert Shuford Center for International Education. "It allows students to share their culture with the campus and community."

Events will include:

Monday, Nov. 13
West African Drumming
Belk Centrum
10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
To kick-off International Education Week, Suah West African Drumming will perform an interactive dance and drumming workshop.

Tuesday, Nov. 14
German Culture: Society, Customs, and Traditions
Belk Centrum
11 a.m.
German guest speakers will present discussion topics on the penal system in Germany and why there are so few inmates in Germany, taxes and social-insurance contributions, as well as life and the experience of studying in Bavaria.

Wednesday, Nov. 15
Chinese Culture in Motion
Belk Centrum
7 p.m.
Melody Li, LRU's Linebarger Multicultural Scholar, will team up with LRU students Sophia Chung, Jennifer Evitt, and Bailiang Zheng to present Chinese culture through various art forms including opera, dance, and martial arts.

Thursday, Nov. 16
New Scholarships, New Opportunities Study Abroad Fair
Cromer Center Shaw Plaza
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Students can learn about scholarships and opportunities to study abroad. Live music will be provided by a Brazilian guitarist.

Friday, Nov. 17
Global Entrepreneurship and International Business
Belk Centrum
10 a.m.
Celebrate the end of Global Entrepreneurship Week and International Education Week with an event highlighting social entrepreneurship and business around the world. LRU international business majors, international students, and international visitors will contribute to the conversation.

Ribbon Cutting
Rudisill Library, second floor
11 a.m.
This event will celebrate the renamed William and Robert Shuford Center for International Education.