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International Education Week 2013 to feature Stone lecture, International Symposium, more

Friday, November 1, 2013

International Education Week runs Sunday, Nov. 17 - Saturday, Nov. 23

MEDIA CONTACT: Hilary Dickinson at or 608-363-2849

Beloit College’s annual International Education Week will take place Sunday, Nov. 17 – Saturday, Nov. 23, featuring such events as a poetry reading and International Symposium day.

Among the highlights of the week is the Ivan M. and Janice S. Stone Memorial lecture scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium of Morse-Ingersoll Hall. It is free and open to the public. 

Elizabeth Ransom, associate professor of sociology at the University of Richmond, will give the lecture on “Feast and Famine: Inequalities in the Global Food System.” It will focus on the dramatic changes that have occurred in the agriculture and food system in recent decades with particular emphasis on changes within the global beef trade and its impacts on the people and environments of Southern Africa.

The rest of the International Education Week events, all free and open to the public, are as follows:

Sunday, Nov. 17

    2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - A multicultural fair featuring representation from several countries, information tables and a fashion show of traditional clothing will be located in DK’s, Pearsons Hall.

Monday, Nov. 18

     7 p.m. - "The Dialogue," a documentary film about four American and four Chinese university students traveling through Hong Kong and Southwest China will be shown in Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall. A talk back will follow, moderated by Associate Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures Daniel Youd.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

     7 p.m. – Taking place in Java Joint on the ground level of Pearsons Hall, an international poetry reading will feature members of the Beloit College campus community reading poems in their original languages.

Wednesday, Nov.  20

     All Day – The annual International Symposium event, located in various campus locations, will showcase the different ways in which Beloit College students engage in international education, with presentations focusing on intercultural and experiential learning.

Saturday, Nov.  23

     10 p.m. – An international ballroom dance accompanying music from more than 35 countries will be held in the main dining area of Pearsons Hall.