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Moravian College to Celebrate International Education Week

Bethlehem, Pa., November 10, 2006—The Office of International Studies at Moravian College is sponsoring International Education Week during the week of November 13-17 at the college. Events and activities to celebrate the educational theme include a photography exhibition, study abroad informational sessions, the annual International Dinner and Talent Show, and daily international-themed quizzes.

On Monday, November 13 the Hounds around the World Photography Exhibition will kick-off events for the week.  Through to Monday, November 27, the works of students who have studied abroad and international students studying in the United States will be on display in the Paty Eife Gallery in the Haupert Union Building (HUB).

On Tuesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 16, informational sessions about the Study Abroad Opportunities are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the HUB Kiosk.  Also on Tuesday, a presentation on “Elementary Schools around the World” will be given at William Penn Elementary School in Bethlehem.  The presentation is sponsored by a Moravian College Leadership Center Community Grant.

Peruvian artist, object and set designer, Camila Valdeavellano, will be present at the Arte!  Beaux-Arts!  Kunst! exhibit in Payne Gallery on Wednesday, November 15.  She will be available to discuss her work from 10:20 to 11:10 a.m., then 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., and 2:20 to 3:30 p.m.

On Wednesday evening, November 15, from 8:00 until 10:00 p.m. the Multicultural Club will host the annual International Food Fest featuring international food choices.

Thursday, November 16 offers international language day hosted by the Spanish, French, and German Clubs at fellowship tables.  The Spanish Club will sponsor their table in the Leadership Center from 11:00 a.m. until noon, the French Club from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the HUB Amrhein Room, and the German Club from 3:30 p.m. onward at the German Club House.

The week’s celebration ends with the International Dinner and Talent Show on Friday, November 17 at 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. in the Haupert Union Building.

Tickets are available at the HUB Desk.  The festivities are free to students with a meal plan and children under 13; $7 for students without a meal plan and students of other Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges schools; and $10 for faculty, staff, and the general public.

The HUB is located at the corner of Monocacy and Locust Streets in Bethlehem.  Payne Gallery is in the Hurd Campus for Music and Art, located at the corner of Main and Church Streets in Bethlehem.  For more information, please contact the Office of International Studies at 610-625-7777.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.