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November is International Education Month at WIU

October 24, 2017

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MACOMB, IL – International Education Month will be celebrated at Western Illinois University in November with a series of activities.

The commemoration is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international and exchange worldwide. All activities are open free to the public, unless otherwise noted.

The celebration schedule includes:

• Wednesday, Nov. 1, 3-4 p.m. – International Coffee Hour – Nigeria, Horrabin Hall 1: Sample traditional tea and snacks from Nigeria while learning about the culture.

• Thursday, Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m. – Dia de los Muertos, WIU Multicultural Center: cultural celebration with food and activities.

• Friday, Nov. 3, 6 p.m. – Taste of India Scholarship Fundraiser – Campus Students for Christ house, 1545 Riverview Dr.: The event will include authentic Indian food, entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets in advance are $7 for students or $12 for general admission and are available at the Center for International Studies, Memorial Hall 347 or Citizens Bank in downtown Macomb.

• Monday, Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m. – International Game Night, Horrabin Hall 1: Games and snacks will be provided.

• Tuesday, Nov. 7, 12:30 p.m. – Cultural Café: Bangladesh, University Union Heritage Room: Sample authentic Bangladeshi food and learn about the country's culture.

• Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m. – Hunger Banquet, University Union Heritage Room: Learn about food insecurities and hunger issues around the world. To register, visit
• Thursday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. – Early Holidays with the Organization of Arab Students, WIU Multicultural Center: Learn about holiday celebrations and enjoy traditional Arabic food.

• Friday, Nov. 10, 5-11 p.m. – Diwali Night, University Union Heritage Room, WIU Multicultural Center: Celebrate the Festival of Lights – Diwali. Entertainment begins at 5 p.m., and dinner will be served at 8:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center.

• Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. – Indoor World Cup Soccer Tournament, Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center. The five-on-five games will follow intramural indoor soccer rules. Registration, due by Nov. 7, can be completed at

• Wednesday, Nov. 15, 3-4 p.m. – French Conversation Hour, Morgan Hall 303: All levels of French speakers welcome.

• Monday, Nov. 27, 6-8 p.m. – "Allegro Non Troppo" film screening, Simpkins Hall 220: The film is a parody of Walt Disney's "Fantasia." Food and drinks will be provided.

• Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m. – "He Named Me Malala," documentary screening, University Union Sandburg Theater: The documentary follows Malala as she advocates for the rights of women and girls' access to education. A discussion will follow the screening.

For a complete listing of events, visit For more information, call (309) 298-1150 or email

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