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International Week at TTU


International Week

April 12-17, 2015

Join the OIA, along with organizations and departments across campus,
to celebrate International Week at TTU!

Think Global. Think Texas Tech.


April 12, 2015: Sunday

2:00 pm, Worldwide Showcase 2015: A Cruise across Cultures, Citibank Auditorium

International students from across the globe will take part in this colorful show that takes the audience on a journey to talent and culture from around the world. No Admission Fee. (Sponsors: OIA, Students for Global Connections, CH Foundation, Bolton, Red Raider Outfitter, The Matador)



April 13, 2015: Monday

Noon-2:30 pm, "Last Tango in Lubbock," Red Raider Lounge of the SUB

Dr. Tom Cimarusti, Director of TTU's World Music Ensemble, will give two 45-minute presentations in the Red Raider Lounge of the SUB, to include: history of the tango, musical ensemble, Tango demonstration, and two dancers teaching simple tango steps to audience members. No admission fee. (Sponsors: Tech Activities Board, School of Music, OIA.)


12:30-1:00 pm, Laughter Yoga, SUB's North Plaza

Dr. Kristina Keyton will conduct a class in Laughter Yoga outside in the North Plaza of the SUB. No admission fee. (Sponsors: Tech Activities Board, South Plains College and OIA)


5:30-6:30 pm, Travel Photography, ICC Auditorium

Well-known local photographer Ashton Thornhill will offer tips on how to avoid common photography mistakes during this informal, one-hour class. International Cultural Center Auditorium. No admission fee. (Sponsors: OIA and CH Foundation)



April 14, 2015: Tuesday

12:00-1:30, QEP: Communicating in a Global Society, SUB Senate Room

Understanding cultural norms is important when communicating in today's globalized world. A moderator will pose questions to a panel of international students from around the globe. Audience participation with Q&A.  No Admission Fee (Sponsors: College of Arts and Sciences and OIA)

2:30-4:00 pm "A Global Perspective: An Astronaut's View on International Experience," a talk by Dr. Al Sacco Jr, Dean, Whitacre College of Engineering - SUB Senate Room

Dean Sacco will talk about the space program, experiences in space, and the international requirement.

5:30-8:00 pm, Dinner Series, Skyviews (Indian food)

Skyviews presents another semester of exciting, delectable cuisines. Meticulously prepared by Texas Tech's very own RHIM students under the direction of Executive Chef Matt Tarantino, dinners are presented as four course chef's menus for $29.95 per person (includes tax), unless otherwise stated. During International Week, Indian food will be on the menu--a celebration of one of the world's great ancient cuisines featuring distinctively diverse flavors and plenty of spice.

For more information: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/hrm/skyviews/dinner.php


6:00 pm, Ida, winner of the 2015 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film. Escondido Theatre, SUB.

Synopsis: Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960's Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Polish with subtitles. Director: Pawel Pawlikowski. No admission fee.

(Sponsors: Tech Activities Board and OIA)


April 15, 2015: Wednesday

Noon-1:00 pm, Amal's Garden, a 30-minute film by Nadia Shihab, TTUHSC ACB 110—first 75 will receive a free lunch.

Synopsis: Amal and Mustafa have shared a long life together in northern Iraq. When Amal decides to finally renovate their home after a decade of war, Mustafa retreats to the garden, where he encounters the curious gaze of his grandniece and her camera. An intimate snapshot of life at the boundary of destruction and renewal, AMAL'S GARDEN is the unexpected portrait of one Turkmen couple moving forward in a new Iraq, where, even in the stillness of night, life is blooming. (32 min, HD, Turkmen/Arabic with English subtitles. 2012) No admission fee.
(Sponsors: OIA and TTUHSC's Office of Global Health)


4:00-5:30 pm, Adventures in Study Abroad photo exhibit reception in ICC galleries.

No admission fee.

(Sponsors: OIA & CH Foundation)


5:30-8:00 pm, Dinner Series, Skyviews (Indian food)

Skyviews presents another semester of exciting, delectable cuisines. Meticulously prepared by Texas Tech's very own RHIM students under the direction of Executive Chef Matt Tarantino, dinners are presented as four course chef's menus for $29.95 per person (includes tax), unless otherwise stated. During International Week, Indian food will be on the menu--a celebration of one of the world's great ancient cuisines featuring distinctively diverse flavors and plenty of spice.

For more information: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/hrm/skyviews/dinner.php


April 16, 2015: Thursday

12:30-1:30 pm, International Students' Support Group, Human Sciences Building, Family Therapy Clinic.

This group is an opportunity for international students to connect with each other and share common experiences and challenges of adjusting to life in Lubbock. This is a facilitator-led group and is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors and departments. No fee.

(Sponsor: Dept. of Community, Family, and Addiction Services)


2:00-3:00 pm, U.S. Student Fulbright forum with IIE representative Andy Riess, PhD, Assistant Director of Fulbright Outreach, Room 151 in the TLPDC.

An opportunity for TTU students to learn more about the prestigious Fulbright Grants program. No fee.
(Sponsor: Honors College and OIA)


4:00-5:00 pm, Faculty Fulbright representative Dr. Andy Riess, Assistant Director of Fulbright Outreach, will speak about Faculty Fulbright opportunities, ICC RM 105.

No fee. (Sponsor: OIA)


5:00-6:00 pm, Fulbright Assistant Director of Outreach Dr. Andy Riess will be on hand to welcome former Fulbright Scholars and potential applicants during an informal reception. ICC, East Gallery.

No fee. (Sponsor: OIA)


7:30 pm, Alamo Draft House, film: Kung Fu Hustle

Synopsis: In Shanghai, China, in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang," while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf. Directed by Stephen Chow. Cost $9


5:30-8:00 pm, Dinner Series, Skyviews (Indian food)

Skyviews presents another semester of exciting, delectable cuisines. Meticulously prepared by Texas Tech's very own RHIM students under the direction of Executive Chef Matt Tarantino, dinners are presented as four course chef's menus for $29.95 per person (includes tax), unless otherwise stated. During International Week, Indian food will be on the menu--a celebration of one of the world's great ancient cuisines featuring distinctively diverse flavors and plenty of spice. For more information: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/hrm/skyviews/dinner.php



April 17, 2015: Friday

4:00-5:30 pm, Global Vision Awards, ICC Hall of Nations. By invitation. (Sponsor: OIA)

An awards ceremony recognizing the globalization efforts of faculty and staff, as well as Colleges, Departments, and Offices. By invitation. (Sponsor: OIA)


7:00 pm, Alamo Draft House, film: White God

Synopsis: Dogs have their day in this film that has been compared to Homeward Bound with dark political overtones.Thirteen-year old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father sets Hagen free on the streets, but believing that love can conquer all, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him. Directed by Kornél Mundruczó, it won the Prize Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes film festival. Hungarian with subtitles. Cost $9

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