International Celebration Week

UALR celebrates the 2016 International Celebration Week filled with music, food, education, and fun designed to increase awareness of national cultures and ways to improve interactions from November 13-17.  Discover the multicultural population of UALR and learn how you can experience culture abroad!

International Middle Eastern “Short” Film Festival

Monday, November 14 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the Leadership Lounge

The week begins on Monday, November 14 with a festival that will spotlight emerging filmmakers from the Middle East. There will be a mix of feature films and documentaries that focus on a range of contemporary issues. Each film will be accompanied by brief commentary and discussion. The format is ideal for audience members to come in and out as their schedule allows. The festival is scheduled from 11:00am until 2:00pm. Bring your lunch; UALR’s Middle Eastern Studies Program will provide snacks.

International Celebration Day

Tuesday, November 14 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in DSC Ledbetter Room A

On Tuesday, November 15, UALR will celebrate the diversity of world cultures represented on campus. The event, which will occur in DSC rooms A, B, and C from 10:00am to 1:00pm, will feature interactive displays, posters, music, and food. UALR Intercultural Communication students will present educational posters on communicating across cultures. Various student groups will share their music and dances throughout the day. Representatives from dozens of campus and student organizations representing over 20 national cultures will distribute information and discuss career and volunteer opportunities throughout the world. In addition, the UALR Programs Abroad Office will be present to provide information about study abroad programs and other international opportunities.

Want to share your culture? Sign up to represent your home country!

Study Abroad – Passport to the World

Wednesday, November 16 from 9:00am to 2:00pm in DSC D

Students will have the opportunity to learn about various study abroad options as well as apply for passports.

Thanksgiving Celebration

Wednesday, November 15 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in DSC Ledbetter A, B, and C

International and American friends join together to celebrate this American cultural holiday of Thanksgiving. Seating is open to the community – Stop by the Office of Campus Life (DSC 216) to reserve your tickets.

Interfaith Dialog Lunches

Wednesday, November 16th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm & Thursday, November 17th from 12:05 pm – 1:15 pm

Two opportunities will be provided for students to get better acquainted with the faith and worldviews of other students: Wednesday, November 16, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm and on Thursday, November 17, from 12:05pm to 1:15pm.  Lunch is provided.  Both events are in DSC Room 205 G (Leadership Lounge).  This event is sponsored by the Chancellor’s Leadership Corp and hosted by the Department of Applied Communication.  Sign up at  https://goo.gl/forms/ANdPZ9izkSd8HjUo1

For more information on International Celebration Week, sponsored by the Office of Campus Life, contact Jenny Dodson, Director of the Office of Campus Life at jmdodson@ualr.edu or 501.569.3308; Dr. Gerald Driskill at the Department of Applied Communication, at UALR, 569.3158 or gwdriskill@ualr.edu.