NWC to celebrate Global Vision Week
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Northwestern College will celebrate Global Vision Week from Nov. 13 through Nov. 19. The week will include activities, discussions and opportunities to get involved with global education programs.
Global Vision Week will start on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hub with the International Coffeehouse hosted by Northwestern’s International Club. Students from a number of countries will present dances, singing and instrumental music.
On Monday, Nov.15, at 7:30 p.m. in the England Proscenium Theatre, the Northwestern multicultural interns will present the Spike Lee film about urban racial tensions, “Do The Right Thing,” and then facilitate discussion groups afterward.
On Tuesday, Nov. 16, John Hubers, instructor in religion, will give a presentation on Muslim-Christian relations at a luncheon for all Northwestern faculty, staff and students at noon in the Vermeer Dining Hall.
The global education office will host the Global Vision Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the cafeteria lobby with information booths about Summer of Service trips and summer study abroad opportunities.
Northwestern’s Gospel Choir will present a prayer concert on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Choir Rehearsal Room of DeWitt Music Hall, and on Friday, Nov. 19, at 10:05 a.m. the International Club will present the chapel service.
The goal of the week is “to look beyond ourselves,” according to Dean of Students John Brogan. “With all of the demands of classes and homework, we can become myopic. Global Vision Week is an opportunity to see the issues of the world and grow our appreciation of other cultures and people.”
International Club President Bibek Karki says the week enables people from different walks of life to make connections with each other. “It’s a great opportunity for everyone to get involved and learn from each other.”