Party, fair, films share cultures

WSU’s second annual International Education Week will be Oct. 16-23 and will include not only WSU students, faculty and staff, but also the greater Pullman community.


• The week will start off with a party in Reaney Park, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17. Open to the public, the party will feature the Seattle steel drum band Bakra Batá, as well as tables hosted by international groups and food and other vendors.• Bakra Batá will give another performance at the IEW kickoff celebration noon-2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in the CUB auditorium.
• A cultural fair will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in CUB 123. International students will set up tables with information about their countries, cultures and traditions. Visitors will be given a “passport,” which they may have “stamped” at each table they visit.
• The new International Student Center will hold its grand opening celebration and open house 10 a.m.- noon Thursday, Oct. 21, in CUB B-25. The center is home to the International Students’ Council, which formed in April 2004 to give international students on campus more recognition and representation. The council has a domestic and international counterpart for each of its executive positions and is made up of representatives from each of the international student organizations on campus.

Films and lectures

Both a free film series and free lecture series will be held during IEW. Lectures will be given by WSU faculty. Lectures will be held 7-9 p.m. Sunday-Friday, Oct. 17-22, in Wilson Hall, Room 13. Topics are:

• Sunday: Comparative religions.
• Monday: International terrorism and how it affects state and national politics.
• Tuesday: The McWorld phenomenon: Globalization and its effect on culture.
• Wednesday: Forum discussion: The problem of place in America — a look at the informal social gathering places and “pub culture” of Europe.
• Thursday: International trade and global outsourcing: How does it affect you?
• Friday: Panel discussion with exchange students and domestic students who have returned from studies abroad.

The film series will be held 7-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, Oct. 18-22, in Smith Cue 209. Films scheduled are:

• Monday: Cosas que deje en la Habana (Things I left in Havana) 1997.
• Tuesday: Safar-I Qandahar (Kandahar) 2001.
• Wednesday: Saliaris (Solaris) 1972.
• Thursday: A Fei Cheng Chuan (Days of Being Wild) 1998.
• Friday: Camilá 1995.

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