Campus celebrates International Education Week

Author: Arts and Letters


The University of Notre Dame will observe International Education Week (IEW) with a host of events to be held on campus this week (Nov. 17 to 21), including a keynote lecture by author Mark Overmann, titled “Contributions of the Liberal Arts Major to Society, Business and Global Relations.”

Overmann’s address will take place at 6:30p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 18) in the ballroom of the LaFortune Student Center. Sponsored by Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters and Career Center, the talk is free and open to the public.

The author of “Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange and Development,” Overmann is a 2002 Notre Dame graduate and serves as director of college communications at Georgetown University, where he works closely with the university’s international outreach and exchange programs, specifically with China.

Other scheduled IEW events are:

  • Nov. 17 to 20, 9 a.m. to 4:30p.m.; Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 4:15p.m . – booth featuring merchandise from Ten Thousand Villages, one of the oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Great Hall, O’Shaughnessy Hall
  • Nov. 18, 5:15p.m.ESL Conversation Circle kickoff, Fischer Graduate Residences Community Room
  • Nov. 18, 6:30p.m. – international potluck dinner (bring dish to share), Fischer Graduate Residences Community Room
  • Nov. 19, 4p.m. – “Preparing for a U.S. Job Interview,” Tamara Small, Career Center, Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune Student Center
  • Nov. 19 to 21, 3 to 6p.m. – “Uganda: A Photographic Journal,” presented by Africa Faith and Justice Network, Dooley Room, LaFortune Student Center, opening reception Nov. 20 at 3p.m.
  • Nov. 19, 7p.m. – Prayer from Around the World series: Muslim Prayer, Room 330, Coleman-Morse Center
  • Nov. 20, 10 a.m. – Middle Eastern Coffee and Cookie Hour with Professor Steve Vinson, 131 Decio Hall
  • Nov. 20, 4:15p.m. – “The Future of Democracy in Central America,” featuring Ricardo Maduro, former president of Honduras; Otton Solis, former presidential candidate of Costa Rica; Arturo Cruz, Nicaraguan ambassador to the United States; moderator Luis Consenza, Hewlett Visiting Fellow of Public Policy, Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies and former minister to the presidency, Honduras; Room C100, Hesburgh Center
  • Nov. 20, 4:15p.m. – “Production Style in Korean Television Melodramas and Social Communication: The Case of South Korea in National Crisis,” Chul Heo, assistant professor of journalism and mass communication, Korea University, Room C103, Hesburgh Center

A joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, IEW aims to celebrate and promote global exchange between the United States and other countries.

Notre Dame’s celebration is sponsored by the Office of International Studies, International Student Services and Activities, Campus Ministry, Career Center, Center for Asian Studies, Center for Social Concerns, College of Arts and Letters, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of Film, Television and Theatre, Kellogg Institute, Latin American Studies Program, the Liu Family Initiative for Asian Studies, and Multicultural Student Programs and Services.

From: Julie Hail Flory, Office of News and Information
Contact: Bethany Heet, ISSA, 574-631-2702,

Originally published by Julie Hail Flory and Bethany Heet at on November 17, 2008.