International Education Week celebrates cultural diversity.
Randolph-Macon College will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) November
IEW is held at hundreds of colleges across the country and around the world. The
purpose of this program is to celebrate cultural diversity. R-MC’s
Office of International Education as well as other departments and student
organizations have organized a wide range of events and activities to share our
cultural diversity. All events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Monday, November 12
Food Truck - Monique’s Crêpes
Sponsored by the Office of International Education
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The food truck will be parked in front of Fox Hall, on the
corner of Henry and Caroline Streets.
Monique’s Crêpes will be serving authentic French crêpes. Several flavors of sweet
crêpes, such as Fraises au Chocolate and Classique Citron, will
be available. Savory galettes include Jambon & Fromage and Sausquatch
(puréed sweet acorn squash blended with sausage, drizzled with maple syrup and topped
with roasted pecans). Bon appétit! This event will be held rain or shine.
Passport Around the World
Sponsored by International Interest Group & International House
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Butler Language Lab (Haley Hall)
Learn about different countries without leaving the comfort of Randolph-Macon! Tables
will be set up with information and students representing countries from around
the globe. Visit France, the Netherlands, Peru, Japan, Vietnam, and more. Learn
about cultures different from your own and begin to understand what International
Interest is all about.
Habitat for Humanity's Global Villages
Sponsored by RMC's Habitat for Humanity
6:00 p.m., Andrew’s Hall Multi-Purpose Room
Habitat for Humanity Global Village volunteer teams travel to exciting destinations
around the world. They advocate for better living conditions and raise funds to
help those in need. We will be presenting information about the Global Village program,
specifically Randolph-Macon College’s experience in El Salvador.
For more information contact Kaitlyn Grundy at
KaitlynGrundy@go.rmc.edu or Elizabeth Luminoso at
Film – “Salt of This Sea”
Sponsored by the Office of International Education and the Department of International
7:30 p.m., Topping Room, Old Chapel
Guest Lecturer: History Professor Michael Fischbach
“Salt of This Sea” is a 2008 film by Annemarie Jacir, a Palestinian filmmaker who
grew up in Saudi Arabia before coming to the U.S. for her education. The film tells
the story of a young Palestinian-American woman who decides to travel to Israel
and the Palestinian Authority-controlled West Bank to search for her family’s roots,
as well as for her family’s bank account that was frozen by the new state of Israel
in 1948. As she confronts her people’s tragic past and heart-breaking present, she
realizes that her future is altered forever. “Salt of This Sea” is the first feature
film ever produced by a female Palestinian filmmaker.
Light refreshments will be available.
Tuesday, November 13
Deutsche Teegesellschaft - German Tea Party
Sponsored by the German Program
3:30 – 4:30 p.m., The Butler Language Lab (Haley Hall)
Join German students and faculty for a German game of scrabble, a cup of tea and
For more information, contact German Professor Joseph Moser at
Student Panel: International Perspectives on the U.S. Elections
Sponsored by the Office of International Education and the Department of Modern
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Washington-Franklin Hall
Moderator: Joan Conners, associate professor of communication studies
Panelists: Zachary Spaeth, political science
and German major, Dynph ten Haaf, exchange student from the Netherlands, David Cartmill,
exchange student from Northern Ireland, and Valerie Queval, exchange student from
The Office of International Education will host a discussion panel with R-MC students
who represent diverse academic and geographic backgrounds and who will share their
international perspectives on the U.S. election. The panel will be moderated by
Professor Conners, who is currently teaching the course “American Campaigns and
Elections.” As the panelists share their insights, they will also discuss the impact
U.S. politics and policies could have on other countries. The audience will be invited
to share their own perspectives regarding the international implications of the
U.S. presidential election.
Wednesday, November 14
Information Session: Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad
Sponsored by R-MC’s Boren Scholarship Committee and the Office of International
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Writing
Center, 2nd floor, McGraw-Page Library
Guest Lecturer: Ms. Lisa Mayorga of the Institute of International Education (IIE)
Mayorga is a program representative for Boren Scholarships, a prestigious award
that supports study abroad in areas of critical interest to the U.S.A. (including
Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle
East). Come find out about these generous scholarships, the application process,
Nourish International Oriental Style Hunger Lunch
Sponsored by Nourish International Randolph-Macon Chapter
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Crenshaw Alumni Gym
We will be selling “hunger lunches” for $5 (pick up), $8 (delivered to your door).
Come see what the majority of the world eats every day: a variation of rice (rice
Skype with R-MC Students Abroad
Sponsored by the Office of International Education and Butler Multimedia Learning
12:40 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Butler Lab (Haley Hall)
Connect with familiar faces and get the scoop on study abroad from R-MC students
who are living the experience right now! We’ll Skype with Rachel Johnsen in Rennes,
France, Ashley Goodnight at Lulea University in Sweden, and Anna DeLoache at Lancaster
University in England.
Skype with R-MC Students Abroad en Español!
1:40 p.m.-2:20 p.m., Butler Lab (Haley Hall)
We will Skype with Emily Crawford and Elanya Chin in Valparaiso, Chile, two students
who are incredibly enthusiastic about their host country. Come find out why! Por
favor, hable español.
Thursday, November 15
Geography Series Presentation: Northern Ireland
Sponsored by the International
1:40 p.m. -2:10 p.m., International House, 304 N. Center Street (across the railroad
David Cartmill, exchange student from Northern Ireland, will take about the geography,
history, and culture of his country.
Japanese Film and Film Music
Sponsored by the Asian Studies Department
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., AV Room, McGraw-Page Library
Guest Lecturers: Professors Todd Munson and Jim Doering
Academic Success Tips for International Students: A Round Table
Sponsored by the Higgins Academic Center
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., HAC (3rd floor, Neville House)
Guest Lecturers: Kelly Merrill and Rachel Levy
Do you take notes in English or your first language? Are U.S. professors less formal
than what you are comfortable with? Do you find U.S. students too difficult to study
with? R-MC students who are newcomers to the United States are encouraged to come
to this roundtable event where students can share with each other their struggles,
suggestions, tips, and encouragement for success at a U.S. college. Two HAC staffers
will facilitate the conversation.
For more information, contact Kelly Merrill at
Friday, November 16
Butler Lab Open House & World Music Discovery
Sponsored by Butler Multimedia Learning Center
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Butler Lab (Haley Hall)
Check out what the Butler Lab has to offer. Enjoy refreshments while exploring world
music from playlists we’ve created. Watch music videos from other countries on our
big-screen TV or discover music in another language at one of our listening stations.
For more information, contact Jennifer Shotwell at
Studio Abroad Intro and Demonstration
Sponsored by the Office of International Education
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Butler Lab (Haley Hall)
Facilitator: Tammi Reichel, study abroad advisor
Did you know R-MC is moving to an online application for study abroad? Come explore
the new site, learn how to search for programs and create a profile, and even start
an online application.
For more information, contact Tammi Reichel at
Sponsored by Nourish International Randolph-Macon Chapter (NIRMC)
8:30 - 11:00 p.m.., Brock Center
Combining music, visual and literary arts, this Art Festival will provide a fantastic
night of exclusive artistic performances along with a wide variety of handmade bracelets
for sale. All proceeds will benefit NIRMC to fund poverty-alleviation programs overseas.
The following events and activities will be held throughout the week:
International Dessert Fair
Sponsored by: Chartwells & Office of International Education
November 12-16, 5:00 p.m -7:30 p.m., Estes Dining Hall
To celebrate IEW, Dining Services will be serving desserts from around the world
AlterNatives Fair Trade Sale
Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain &
Campus Ministries Council
Monday-Wednesday, November, 12 -14, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., McGraw-Page Library
Gifts from around the world, including jewelry, ornaments, coffee and more. The
AlterNatives Fair Trade Sale will offset student costs for the Council’s Alternative
Spring Break Service Trip. Do your holiday shopping with us and know that you’ve
contributed to the living wages of those who produced these wonderful items, and
are also helping R-MC students reach out to others during Spring Break.
Where in the World Have You Been?
Sponsored by: The Butler Language Lab
Monday-Friday, all day
Stop by the Butler Lab to leave footsteps of your world travel/ living experiences.
Display – Use Your Voice
Sponsored by: Office of International Education
Monday-Friday, display case in the entranceway of McGraw-Page Library
Display of cultural items representing the voices of people from different cultures/countries