Shuyan Zhan '15
Randolph-Macon College celebrated International Education Week (IEW) November 14-18,
IEW at R-MC for a slideshow of photos from the week.
Here are some highlights from IEW:
The Department of Modern Languages
sponsored a forum, “Inspiring Students Locally to Succeed Globally,” in
which representatives from Mondial Assistance, Evonik, Learning Programs International,
and Wells Fargo discussed the importance of learning and mastering a foreign language
in the field of international business.
Asian Studies Professor Todd Munson
presented “Transformers and Monkey Kings: Gene Yang's American Born Chinese
and the Quest for American Identity,” which examined Yang’s award-winning graphic
novel in the social and historical context of Chinese immigration to the United
Valeria Vargas ’15 was presented with a Davis United World College
(UWC) Scholars Program crystal globe. The Davis UWC Scholars Program provides scholarships
to students from around the world to attend American colleges and universities and
promote international understanding. The globes are gifts from Davis UWC Program
co-founder Shelby Davis and his wife Gale. R-MC Director of Admissions and Enrollment
Research Anthony Ambrogi presented the award.
A sociology and anthropology major with a minor in film studies, Vargas says she
is honored to receive the award: “It’s a wonderful gesture from the United World
College Scholars Program and Randolph-Macon College.”
The Passport Around the World event gave students the opportunity
to “visit” France, Sweden, Germany, Vietnam, Nicaragua, and Japan. Passport holders
learned about the culture, society and history of different countries as they enjoyed
games, giveaways and food.
Lang Tech workshops were held throughout the week. Sponsored by
the Butler Multimedia Learning Center, the workshops offered students of French,
German different technologies that can help them learn languages. Sessions included
demos and hands-on practice with audio resources, videos and streaming radio.
Professor Eve Torrence led a Mathematical Origami Workshop and
showed attendees how to create basic origami. Torrence encouraged participants to
make connections between the beautiful art of origami and the elegant formality
The week also included movies, international cuisine served in Estes Dining Hall,
and a Skype chat with students currently studying abroad: Polly Williams ’12
in the UK, Vanessa Amato ’12 in France, and Sara Inge ’12