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International Education Week at Holy Cross

September 15-20, 2019


Sunday, September 15, Noon, Field Hockey
Support international athletes and the field hockey team as they take on Dartmouth

Sunday, September 15, 2:00 p.m., Women’s Soccer
Support international athletes and the women's soccer team as they take on St. Francis Brooklyn

Monday, Sept. 16 - Friday, Sept. 20, Global Cuisine
All campus eateries will feature global cuisine, some prepared from recipes submitted by international students. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 p.m., Men’s Soccer
Support international athletes and the men's soccer team as they take on Northeastern 

Tuesday, September 17, 8:00 p.m. - International Education Week Trivia Night in Crossroads

Wednesday, September 18, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Campion - Rainbow Reception
Come join Outfront, Pride and the chaplains as we celebrate the diversity present at Holy Cross. This reception is open to students in the LGBTQ+ community as well as Allies. Come learn more about the different resources on campus for the LGBTQ+ community and meet new people

Thursday, September 19, 4:30 p.m., Rehm Library, "The Islam Question: Why Religious Freedom is the Answer"
Daniel Philpott, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, drawing on his newly published book, “Religious Freedom In Islam: The Fate of a Universal Human Right in the Muslim World Today” (Oxford University Press, 2019) intervenes in our culture war over Islam, arguing that religious freedom can contribute to finding a consensus, showing why and how religious freedom can be expanded in the Muslim world, and how the Catholic Church's own journey to religious freedom can help. One of the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.

Thursday, September 19, 5:00 p.m., Upper Kimball Dining Hall
Kimball Special Meal

Global-themed entrees, salads and desserts, including some from recipes submitted by international students.

Thursday, September 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Hogan 320 - "Welcome to My World: Taking the First Step" 

International students and seniors who studied abroad last year will share their stories. Discover how your experience at Holy Cross might be similar. Learn how you can welcome international students and celebrate global diversity at Holy Cross.

Friday, September 20, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Loyola Ballroom, Reception to Welcome (and welcome back! ) International Students
Everyone is invited to extend a welcome to our international students. Come make new friends and enjoy snacks inspired by world cuisines. Community members with ties to nations around the world are especially encouraged to attend. ALL are welcome!

Friday September 20, 4:00 p.m., Rehm Library, In, Out and About on the Hill: The Expanded Edition
Come join some of the alumni authors of “In, Out and About on the Hill: Expanded Edition” who will share their experience as members of the LGBTQIA+ community at Holy Cross throughout the years. Christopher Campbell '15 (Jamaica), a co-author, will speak as part of a panel discussion.

   All Week: 

International Students will be wearing "One Holy Cross, One World" buttons to identify themselves.  Say "Hi" and get to know them! 

  • Special displays in Dinand Library 
  • Athletics social media will feature international student athletes (There are 21 from six different varsity teams!) 
  • International snacks in the Hub, Hogan basement (near Crossroads)
  • Distribution of #YouAreWelcomeHere stickers 
  • #YouAreWelcomeHere video created by Study Abroad - Hogan 1
  • International education facts, Hoval

Sponsored by the Office of International Students and the following campus partners:  SGA * Athletics * Campus Ministry * Center for Religion, Ethics & Culture * Counseling Center * Dining Services * Diversity, Equity & Inclusion * Human Resources * Libraries * Multicultural Education (OME) * Office of Student Involvement (OSI) * Provost's Office * Residence Life & Housing * Study Abroad * VP for Student Affairs