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WVU Parkersburg to observe International Education Week (Nov. 15-19).
CONTACT: Dr. Rebecca Phillips, coordinator of the college's Office for Global Initiatives, 304-424-8282.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg is observing International Education Week (Nov. 15-19) with a series of free events, open to the public.
At 7 p.m., Monday (Nov. 15), adventurer/filmmaker Karin Muller will be featured in a free multi-media presentation regarding her documentary film "Japanland: A Year in Search of Wa." The program will be held in the college's Multi-Purpose Room.
WVU Parkersburg Professor Randy Oldaker will host a screening and lead a discussion Tuesday (Nov. 16) of the Academy Award-winning film "Okuribito" (Departures). The screening will be held at 7 p.m. in the college theatre.
At 11 a.m., Wednesday (Nov. 17) in Room 2209, a group of WVU Parkersburg students will share their experiences as participants in the state's study abroad program to Laval University in Quebec City.
On Thursday (Nov. 18), study abroad information will be available from 1-4 p.m. at a table outside the college library for interested students.
At noon, Friday (Nov. 19), in the multipurpose room, representatives of the "Invisible Children" organization will present the American documentary film which chronicles the abduction and forced enlistment of children in Uganda. Sunday Douglas, a former night commuter from Uganda, will answer questions after the film showing.
Additional information about the week of events is available by contacting Rebecca Phillips, coordinator of the college's Office for Global Initiatives, 304-424-8282.Ms. Muller's appearance at WVU at Parkersburg is co-sponsored by the college's Social Justice Committee and the Internationalization Committee. It is made possible through grant assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, the WV Higher Education Policy Commission, WV Council for Community and Technical College Education and the Office of the Secretary of Education and the Arts.