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UNCW's 21st Annual Intercultural Week
February 17 - 22, 2014
Intercultural Festival, Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Burney Center
More details coming soon!
UNCW's 20th Annual Intercultural Week
February 11 - 16, 2013
Celebrate the rich diversity found in Wilmington and the UNCW community. Join us for films, performances, workshops, panel discussions and lectures throughout the week. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Check back often as events are added routinely. Sponsored by the Office of International Programs.
Monday, February 11
Hispanic Students in Selective Predominantly White Public Universities: Characteristics and Factors Affecting Performance
10-11 a.m., Education Building, 162
Given the growth of first-generation Hispanic Americans in the southeastern United States, the region is positioned for positive change if education is set as a priority for this population. Learn about factors that lead Hispanic students to become successful college students. Implications for parents, K-12 educators, and institutions of higher education are discussed.
Global Trivia Spin & Win
12-1 p.m., FSC lobby near bookstore
Join members of the International Student Organization and Study Abroad Ambassadors in your chance to win prizes as you answer global trivia questions!
Music from Around the World
4-6 p.m., Lumina Theater
The superb sound system of the Lumina Theater will be on display with a program of recorded musical selections from around the world.
Les Hommes Libres (Free Men)
7-9 p.m., Lumina Theater
Free Men (Les Hommes Libres) by French-Moroccan filmmaker Ismaël Ferrouchki, director of the awarded Grand Voyage. In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Starring Tahar Rahim of Audiard’s acclaimed A Prophet. Subtitled in English.
Tuesday, February 12
Coming Full Circle
9:30 a.m., Education Building, 162
Fourth grade-students from Onslow County will present their Full Circle Project on campus. Students will share their multi-media projects with peers in Belize. Sponsored by Watson College of Education.
US Foreign Aid: Focus on Central America and the Caribbean
3:30-5 p.m., Cameron Hall, 105
Nancy L. Hoffman (USAID) and Jerry P. Bauer (USDA-Forest Service) will offer insights on how the United States plays a role in promoting human rights, economic growth, and sustainable environmental development abroad. Panelists will cite specific examples from the Caribbean and Central America. Q&A follows panel discussion. Moderator: Dr. Alina Szmant, Department of Biology and Marine Biology.
Access to Higher Education for Undocumented Youth
5:30-7 p.m., CI, 1008
Join the discussion as we explore the opportunities for higher education that undocumented youth have in the United States. Topics will include the Dream Act, in-state tuition, and laws that prohibit admission to universities and community colleges.
Lunar New Year
6-8 p.m., Wagoner Dining Hall
Celebrate the Year of the Snake with the Office of International Programs! Join us as we ring in the Lunar New Year and enjoy Asian-themed cuisine, test your skills in a chopsticks race, learn about study abroad opportunities in Asia, and much more! Cost: meal swipe or cash.
Love in the Time of Cholera
7-9 p.m., Lumina Theater
Love in the Time of Cholera is a film based on the novel by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez. The film, based in Colombia, tells the love story of a young lady and her two suitors living through an epidemic of cholera. Sponsored by Centro Hispano.
Wednesday, February 13
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Join the staff of the Office of International Programs for two hours of local community service with global impact. Meet us at 25 South 3rd St., Wilmington, NC to assist the Interfaith Refugee Ministry (IRM) with efforts to aid refugees from various parts of the world resettle in Southeastern North Carolina.
Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands – Professionalism Around the World
6:30-7:30 p.m., Cameron Hall 210
In a growing global economy it is essential to know how to interact with those from another culture. Attend this interactive workshop to learn professional etiquette from around the world! Sponsored by UNCW Career Center and Office of International Programs.
Through the Eyes of Refugees: Personal Stories from Refugees in Wilmington
6:30-8 p.m., CI, 1008
Refugees from Burma and Colombia now living in Wilmington will share their experiences with us. We will also learn about the work done with refugees by the Interfaith Refugee Ministry and the United Nations. Sponsored by the Coastal Carolina United Nations Association.
The Vagina Monologues
8-9:30 p.m., Lumina Theater
The Vagina Monologues consists of a series of short narratives performed by all demographics that provides insight to women's personal lives and experiences. Some monologues evoke pain, suffering and outrage, while others inspire passion, humor and power. Tickets for The Vagina Monologues are $10 for general public and $5 for students. They are available to purchase through www.etix.com and in person at Sharkey's Box Office, Fisher Student Center, 910-962-4045. All proceeds will benefit the Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizon's Center, Inc., Carousel Center for Abused Children, with a 10% donation to V-Day International. Sponsored by Women's Studies Student Association and Women's Studies and Resource Center.
Thursday, February 14
Globalization of the PreK-20 Curriculum
9:30-11:30 a.m., Education Building, 266
Watson College of Education will host a virtual/live conference with ten, 10-minute strategy presentations. Half of the sessions will be technology-based. Area classroom teachers will participate via WebEx or Skype.
Around the World
11 a.m.-2 p.m., FUU Azalea Coast Room
Join us for a sweet trip around the world - international culture will be celebrated with sweet treats from eight different countries. Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life.
La Vida No Es Facil (Life Is Not Easy)
3-5 p.m., Randall Library
In this documentary film Watson College of Education professor Dr. Maurice Martinez examines the ineligibility of undocumented immigrants for in-state tuition at North Carolina's public universities and how this situation affects the lives of college-aged Latino students. Sponsored by Centro Hispano.
8-10 p.m., Lumina Theater
The story of a shy waitress in Paris who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation. Subtitled in English. Sponsored by ACE.
Friday, February 15
Discussion of How Immigration Laws Are Affecting Our Community
12-1 p.m., Cameron Hall, 101
Join an immigration attorney in a discussion of, among other topics, how North Carolina’s mandatory E-verify law can affect our state’s employers and employees, what independent states are doing to compensate for the lack of comprehensive reforms to our immigration laws, and how the Obama Administration’s recent policies are affecting foreign nationals.
Port City Step Show
7:30 p.m., Kenan Auditorium
Historically Black Greek-Lettered Organizations from all over the state will convene at the University of North Carolina Wilmington for the 15th Annual Port City Step Show. Come on out for what promises to be the best step show Port City has ever seen! Tickets are $15 for general public and $10 for students; they are available to purchase through www.etix.com. Sponsored by ACE.
Contra-Tiempo Salsa Workshop (18 & up - ID required)
8-10 p.m., Carolina Lounge @ Ramada (5001 Market St.)
UNCW Artists in Residence CONTRA-TIEMPO will conduct an interactive Salsa workshop for all ages and levels of experience. Sponsored by UNCW's Office of Cultural Arts, Centro Hispano, RITMO Latin Dance Club and Amigos Internacional.
Saturday, February 16
20th Annual Intercultural Festival
11-3 p.m., Burney Center
A celebration highlighting cultures and countries represented in Wilmington and at UNCW. Food, dance, music, performances and exhibits showcase the rich cultural diversity of our community and beyond. Don't miss the fun! Free parking in lots M, E and A. Cash or Food Dollars (no meal swipes/no credit cards) for food items. View images of past festivals here and see this year's lineup of performers. Sponsored by
Campus Activities & Involvement and Office of International Programs.
"Smashing Good Time" Croquet Tournament
Join your fellow UNCW peers in a fun game of croquet on the front lawn February 12, 13 and 14 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Bring a non-perishable food donation for entry into prize drawings. Click here to register your team. Sponsored by Staff Senate.
International Cuisine at Wagoner Hall and Dub's Cafe
The chefs at Wagoner and Dub's celebrate diverse cultures by preparing dishes from around the world. Each day a different country or region will be represented.
Windows to the World at Randall Library
The exhibit highlights the exceptional photos from the 2012 Study Abroad student photo contest. Displayed alongside the photographs are travel guides and other pictorial and scholarly books from the various countries depicted in the case.