Celebrate International Education Week - November 14-18, 2016

Each year educators, students, and community supporters celebrate International Education Week, sponsored by the US Department of State and the US Department of Education.

“One of the great things about IU South Bend is how we embrace getting to know the world. Study abroad opportunities and the presence of international students on campus expose students to different cultures. It can be life-changing.”
Terry L. Allison -
IU South Bend Chancellor   

Monday, November 14

{09:00 am - 4:00 pm} Table in Wiekamp Hall - Origami, Prof. Green with students

{12:00 pm} University Grill - Travel to Middle East and join the International Student Organization members to taste traditional tea and learn about Middle Eastern Culture

{12:15 pm} DW 1260 - Anurag Pant, “Indian Customs and Festivals”

{1:00 pm} DW 1275 - Ketty Kouame, “African Students at IU South Bend”

{3:00 pm - 4:00 pm} Center for Global Education in EA - Open House with Dr. Kwadwo A. Okrah

Tuesday, November 15

{09:00 am - 4:00 pm} Table in Wiekamp Hall - Popcorn & Postcards

{10:00 am} EA 2102 - Jeff Luppes, “Why Germany Still Matters”

{1:00 pm} DW 1290 - Wonjeong Kim, “’Konglish’ and South Korean Popular Culture”

{1:00 pm} DW 1285 - Vicar S. Valencia, "Higher Education in Australia"

{4:00 pm} DW 1175 - Solaiman Fazel, “Research in Conflict Zone: Ethnohistory in Kabul”

{4:00 pm} DW 1125 - Brian Cwiek, “China’s Imperial Legacy of Ethnic Diversity”

{7:00 pm} Lang Lab, 1302 High St. - Book Launch Party for Berlin-Prague program leader, Kelcey Parker Ervick. The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová is based on her research and travels in Prague

Wednesday, November 16

{09:00 am - 4:00 pm} Table in Wiekamp Hall - Coloring pages

{12:00 pm} University Grill - Exciting drum and dance performance by African students

{1:00 pm} DW 1275 - Jannike J Seward, "Education for All: Educating Children with Disabilities in Africa”

{1:00 pm} EA 1021 - Muall Yildiz, “The Image of Women in Religion Textbooks in Turkey”

{4:00 pm} DW 1135 - Carmen Dielman, “Service Work in Haiti”

Thursday, November 17

{09:00 am - 4:00 pm} Table in Wiekamp Hall - International candy

{10:00 am} DW 1185 - Peter Bushnell, “Doing Science Internationally, Among Sharks and Others”

{1:00 pm} DW 1175 - Caren Rossow, “Health Promotion in Belize: IU South Bend’s New Study Abroad Program”

{1:00 pm} EA 1023 - Shawn Nichols-Boyle, “Modern Ireland: Travel with IU South Bend to Dublin, Ireland in Summer 2017”

Friday, November 18

Student Government Association and International Student Organization present:

Thanksgiving Lunch  

12:00 - 2:00 pm, UG and Fireside

Saturday, November 19th 

Christkindlmarket/ German Christmas Market

The German club and all students wishing to join us for this event will meet at housing, then go to the South Shore Line at 4485 Progress Drive, South Bend, IN 46628. We will be riding from South Bend Station to Millennium Station in Chicago We will meet at housing at 8:00 AM, and begin going over to the train station at no later than 8:15 Eastern Time (Actual departure will be 9:00). Be there early, as it will take a while to buy tickets at the station. We will leave for the station directly after meeting at housing. The train home leaves at 6:22 PM or 7:22 Eastern Time.

Please save your receipts from the train station, as all of your travel costs (train related) will be reimbursed for the first twenty-five people to return their receipts to Kevin Schascheck at the end of the trip, courtesy of the SGA and World Languages Department!

Email for any questions! More information will be coming soon!
-Kevin Schascheck, President

Downton Abbey Exhibit with IUSB History Club

IUSB History Club is going to the History Museum in downtown South Bend (see link below), including a chance to see the highlighted Downton Abbey special exhibit!  IUSB History Club is meeting at the Museum at roughly 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 19th, and if you are presently enrolled at IU South Bend, you can reserve your slot on the muster for only $2!! (Admission usually runs at $11 or $13!!).

The Downton Abbey exhibit offers a rare glimpse into the lives & culture of the British nobility, just as that lifestyle was on the verge of drastically changing, and in fact completely coming to an end for many noble families in the era spanning the First World War until the 1930s.  The burdens that the War placed on the British government spurred multiple rounds of exorbitant property taxes throughout the next decade, and well beyond, thus causing many of the nobles, along with the gentry class to liquidate much of their properties and vast estates in order to meet these extreme demands of taxation.  In the Downton Abbey series, Robert Crawley, or Lord Grantham, was an Earl, which was a medium-level noble; the five levels, in descending order are Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount, and Baron, and any man possessing one of these titles would have held a seat in the House of Lords, the upper-house of Parliament, which dates from the year 1295.  Today there are very few upper-ranking nobles that remain, specifically only 12 official Dukes are still living.  

Please contact Prof. Willig at

We will continue to post events in the days ahead. If you will be celebrating with an international activity, please send the details to

To learn what celebrants around the world will be doing during IEW week, go to: Celebrating IEW.

Sponsored by the Office of International Programs, the Office of International Student Services, International Student Organization, & Student Government Association. 

Contact the Office of International Student Services for more information: (574-520-4419 or

International Films

In honor of International Education Week, the Office of International Programs has asked faculty, staff, students, and International Programs interns to list their favorite international films. Please visit the Office of International Programs website

Please come and see the Drawing and Sculpture in Florence Summer 2016 Exhibition. The opening reception will take place at the first floor of the Administration Bldg. Thursday November 10 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. The exhibit will end on Friday November 18.

In this four-week course, students had the amazing opportunity to explore Florence and surroundings by appreciating art in museums, sketching, drawing, and experimenting with sculptural ideas, and reflect. Students lived in the historical center and worked mostly on location, drawing from direct observation in museums, gardens, and piazzas. Students gathered the visual and conceptual research material for their main project: the Sketchbook/Travel Journal which is included in this exhibition along with some of the sketches.