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Events scheduled for 2021 International Education Week

Published: November 5, 2021 Author: Staff reports

The 2021 International Education Week (IEW) will be hosted from Nov. 15-19, 2021, to celebrate and elevate the “Resilience of the OHIO Community in Global Engagement.”

Tuesday, Nov. 16: International Education Week (IEW) Global Engagement Gala

This year, the IEW Gala is taking place both in-person and virtually. It will take place Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Baker University Center Ballroom. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Faculty, staff, alumni, and community members in the region who have exemplified excellence in global engagement through teaching, learning, research, outreach, and services will be celebrated.

Please use this link to RSVP to join the gala and with what modality (in-person seating is limited-secure your seat soon). A virtual connection link will be provided a few days before the event.

Explore all International Education Week Events on the University Calendar.

Wednesday, Nov. 17: Global Perspectives on “Making Respect Visible”

IEW 2021 Poster

Join a special conversation to discuss the ideas of Respect and Belonging through a global lens.  

Global Perspectives on “Making Respect Visible” will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Baker Ballroom, with a virtual option available. This hybrid event will foster dialogue and discussion to explore the question, "How can the OHIO community better understand, engage and support the international population?" Participants are invited to share their insights and experiences and connect.

The event is organized in partnership with the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, International Student Union, International Student and Faculty Services, and the Office of Global Affairs.

Connection details for virtual participation are forthcoming. In-person participation will be held in the Baker Ballroom.

Thursday, Nov. 18: Maximizing Your OHIO Experience: Preparing for Global Opportunities

An informative lunch-hour virtual event, Maximizing Your OHIO Experience: Preparing for Global Opportunities, is being held during International Education Week from noon to 1 p.m. Learn about the resources that are available through Ohio University and the Ohio University Alumni Association regarding domestic and global opportunities.

Panelists include:

  • Regina Yoong, ’20 Ph.D. — Senior Lecturer at University of Malaya
  • Richard Quarshie, ’18 M.A.  —  Academic Advisor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Karma Armani, ’21 MBA/’22 MSA Candidate — Ohio University

Registration is open to all. For questions, contact Anna-Kaye Rowe at ar495613@ohio.edu. Click here to register.

Friday, Nov. 19: Africa@OHIO Colloquium with Dr. Lucky Wakantse-Odirile

As the world continues to struggle with COVID-19 scourge, it is evident that the Education sector is one of those greatly affected. In this Africa@OHIO Colloquium with Dr. Lucky Wakantse Odirile, from noon to 1 p.m., Odirile shares how the University of Botswana responded to COVID-19 challenges.

Odirile is the University of Botswana Director of Careers and Counselling Centre, where she oversees three units, counselling, careers, and job placement/graduate employability. In 2020 after COVID-19 was announced as an international crisis, Odirile was chosen to lead the University of Botswana Psychosocial and Mental Health team, which attended to the nation’s front liners’ mental health needs. She returns to Ohio University as the Robert and Rene Visiting Professor after her 2015 and 2020 recognitions as an outstanding scholar who has had significant impact and contribution in education. She has also received the George E Hill as well as trend setter awards.

Click here to join.