Monday, November 15th, marked the fifth annual International Education Week (IEW) dinner here on campus. The event was held in the Tilles Atrium and was hosted, for the first time, by the International Student Union (ISU). The night’s program included speeches by the Provost, Dr. Paul Forestell, and Geography professor, Dr. Mark Pires, three student reflections, and three international student performances. According to Taiwanese student, Eddy Hsiao, the event was well received by the audience. “I’ve only been to two of these dinners so far,” said Hsiao. “This time, though, there was a larger audience and everyone really enjoyed it.”
The evening ended with the signing of the ISU banner decorated in the 53 flags of the different countries being represented here at Post.
“We were a bit disoriented at first,” said ISU President Jae Won Cheong. “But with the incredible turnout tonight, I’m looking forward to this week.”
Each year the International Student Services arranges events to celebrate IEW. It is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Tomorrow, there will be a chance to experience different areas around the world in the eight residence hall lobbies on campus. On Thursday, the Indo-American Club will be in the Hillwood Commons lobby from 12:30-1:30pm to showcase the traditional Indian Henna Tattoo. On Friday, the ISU is sponsoring the basketball championship final where the Taiwanese Student Association will be competing with the Chinese Student Scholar Association at 8:00pm in the Pratt Center. To conclude the week on a Saturday, the ISU is sponsoring a party in the Long Island room from 9:30pm-2:00am.