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The world in a week

Written by Mike Thee with contribution from Mel DeVivar
January 22, 2010

Seattle University is knee-deep in International Week. Opportunities abound to enjoy poetry and dance, learn about Islamic law, pray for peace and more. The weeklong program culminates with the 33rd Annual International Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 30. Here’s the full lineup of events and activities for the rest of the week.



Optional Practical Training Workshop: Noon to 1 p.m. Pigott 102 

This workshop, designed with international students in mind, will explore the options for applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT).  While designed specifically for international students, all interested individuals are welcome to attend. Hosted by the International Student Center.

International Poetry Reading: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wyckoff Auditorium

Join us to hear author, Enrique González speak about his latest book called Bajo la luz de mi sangre, with commentary and analysis by Tamargo, Ropero and Toledo.  It will be bilingual poetry reading followed by a reception and book singing by all authors.

Introduction to Islamic Law: 5 to 7 p.m., Pigott Auditorium

Speaker Professor Jonathan Brown from the University of Washington will come to campus to and present about Islamic Law. Brought to you by the Muslim Student Associate and Pre-Law Society.




Re-entering back home: A program on Intercultural re-entry: Noon to 1 p.m., International Student Center Lounge (PAV 160)

How have I changed since studying abroad in another country or being in America? If any of these questions seem familiar to you, then come to a presentation on Intercultural Re-entry!  Get some answers to your questions about making transitions back to your own culture. Presented by Rick Malleus of the Department of Communication Studies. 

Interfaith Prayer for Peace: Noon to 1 p.m., St. Ignatius Chapel

Clergy and students from different faith traditions bring their own unique gifts to this special service. Hosted by Campus Ministry.

Urvasi Dance Company: 6 to 7 p.m., Student Center, 2nd Floor Stage Area

Enjoy an evening of classical Odissi/Orissi dance from India. Sponsored by the International Student Center.  

International Student Alumni Reunion: 6 to 7:30 p.m. International Student Center Lounge (PAVL 160)

An International Week first! You are cordially invited to an international student reunion for international alum living in the Seattle area. Please RSVP to Sandra Bui at Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Hosted by the International Student Center. 





Lunchtime Scholar Series with Mo-Kyung Sin: Perceptions of Depression in Korean American Immigrants: Noon to 1 p.m., Pigott 108

Mo-Kyung Sin, assistant professor of nursing will discuss her work as an SU Summer Faculty Fellow in 2009. RSVP recommended: e-mail Sponsored by the College of Nursing.

The Grocery Hunt! Finding the right ingredients: Noon to 2 p.m., meet at the International Student Center (PAVL 160) 

Want to learn more about unique ingredients that are not found in the major supermarkets? Let’s go grocery shopping at the Asian markets! RSVP is required by Wednesday, Jan. 27: contact Sandra Bui at Sponsored by the International Student Center.





33rd Annual International Dinner: 6 p.m., Campion Ballroom

The International Dinner features cuisine from around the world and an array of cultural entertainment, musicians, and dancers. Tickets are $10 for Seattle University students and $12 for general admission. Tickets are available now at the International Student Center (ISC) located in PAVL 160 or the Campus Assistance Center (CAC) First floor of the Student Center. All are welcome to attend this magical event!

For more information about these events, contact the International Student Center at (206) 296-6260 or