International Week Events!


Throughout the Week:

* International Authors Display
   Please take the time during this week to visit the display of books
  in the library highlighting international
   authors, both classic and new novelists, from Europe, Asia, the
 Middle East and Africa.

* Native American Heritage Month Display
   If you have not done so already, please take the time to visit this
 display in the student Lounge honoring
   Native Americans.

Wednesday, November 19:

* Movie: Anna and the King
  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge
  This is the story of Anna Leonowens, the English schoolteacher who
 came to Siam in the 1860s to teach the
  children of King Mongkut. She becomes involved in his affairs, from
 the tragic plight of a young concubine to
  trying to forge an alliance with Britain to a war with Burma that is
 orchestrated by Britain. In the meantime, a
  subtle romance develops between them. Sponsored by the NRCC
 Multicultural Club.

Thursday, November 20:

* Movie: Rabbit Proof Fence
  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge
  This is the true story of Molly Craig, a young black Australian girl
 who leads her younger sister and cousin in
  an escape from an official government camp, set up as part of an
 official government policy to train them as
  domestic workers and integrate them into white society. With grit and
 determination Molly guides the girls on
  an epic journey, one step ahead of the authorities, over 1,500 miles
 of Australia's outback in search of the
  rabbit-proof fence that bisects the continent and will lead them
 home. These three girls are part of what is
  referred to today as the 'Stolen Generations.'  Sponsored by the NRCC
 Multicultural Club.

Friday, November 21:

* Movie: Pan's Labyrinth
  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge
  In 1944 fascist Spain, a girl fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent
 along with her pregnant mother to live with
  her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During
 the night, she meets a fairy who takes
  her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she's
 a princess, but must prove her royalty by
  surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove
 herself to be the true princess and will
  never see her real father, the king, again. Sponsored by the NRCC
 Multicultural Club.

At Virginia Tech:

Throughout the Week:

* Home Country Photography Contest and Display
  Photographs submitted by international graduate students will be on
 display all week in the Graduate Life
  Center (GLC). Be sure to check out this amazing display. Photographs
 must be submitted by November with
  an entry-form. Submit your photos for a chance to win a prize!

* International Education Week Displays
  Please take some time during the week of November 17-21 to view the
 displays in the following locations:
  GLC Display Case, Newman Library, Virginia Tech Bookstore, and Volume
 II Bookstore.

Wednesday, November 19:

* Chicago Klezmer Ensemble
  7:00pm, Haymarket Theatre
  A musical event featuring the distinctive sound of Klezmer music by
 the world-renowned Chicago Klezmer
  Ensemble. Klezmer music originated in the Jewish shtetls and ghettos
 of Eastern Europe in the early middle
  ages. It draws upon Slavonic, Greek, Ottoman, Arabic, Gypsy and -
 more recently - American jazz elements,
  and features numerous tempo changes, irregular rhythms, dissonance
 and a touch of improvisation. The
  result is a very diversified music, easily recognizable and widely
 appreciated all around the world. Sponsored
  by CISO.

At Radford University:

Wednesday, November 19:

* French Pastries and Coffee
  4-6pm in Pocahontas Hall Basement
  Come learn about French culture and enjoy French pastries and coffee

 Thursday, November 20:

* International Movie: Auberge Espagnole, L
  7-9pm in the Bonnie Auditorium
  "Spanish Apartment" is a French movie that takes place in Spain. It
  about students from all over Europe living in one apartment.

About Sarah Polan

Sarah Polan entered New River Community College in the summer of 2008 at age 16 after being homeschooled her entire life. She had already been a member of the Roanoke Times "Edge" staff for two years at that point. Sarah came to New River with the dream of rebuilding the long forgotten school newspaper and with the help and encouragement of Janet Hanks and the IT staff, the online Knight Rider was born. Sarah has served as editor and contributing writer for three semesters and continues to coordinate and produce the e-paper biweekly. She also edits an on-line national publication for the Boy Scouts of America Southern Region Venturing division and will be contributing an article to the nationally published Scouting magazine blog. She has also provided a student blog post to the student organization VA21. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys traveling in search of her dream college which she will transfer to next year.
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