Global view of learning celebrated at Clark College

Panel talks, speakers, films, music mark international week

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With 75 international students, Clark College welcomes the world every day. But a more focused discussion of “Perspectives on Global Citizenship” is at the heart of Clark College’s celebration of International Education Week 2011.

The college is hosting a wide range of events through Friday, including panel discussions, films, speakers and music. All events are free and open to the public.

The observance is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. It promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

Tuesday’s events in the Penguin Student Lounge includes a foreign-language program that looks at faculty-led trips to Uruguay, Germany, Japan and Quebec.

A Wednesday film series in the Penguin Student Lounge includes “The Economics of Happiness,” 1 p.m.; “Tibet: Murder in the Snow,” 2:15 p.m.; and “God Sleeps in Rwanda,” 3:15 p.m.

The French Club will present another film — “Moliere” — with English subtitles at 7 p.m. Friday in Foster Hall Auditorium.

On Thursday, Clark College President Bob Knight will host a noon presentation in the Penguin Student Lounge, with staff and faculty members recounting their recent travels abroad for business, pleasure and public service.

There also will be live performances featuring international music.

A complete listing of events is available at http://www.clark.edu/cc/ieweek; there also is a link to campus maps.