LHU set to host International Education Month events

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University’s Institute for International Studies will offer numerous events for International Education Month. Highlighted events include film screenings, an International Student Photography Show, TED Talk, Culture Through Coffee, and more.

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Parsons Union Building the International Student Association will sponsor a TED Talk titled, “Studying Abroad: Meet the Global Workplace Where It’s Headed.” This live presentation by bloggers and authors Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll will address issues relating to our increasingly global workforce.

Two film screenings occurring during International Education Month will address issues of poverty and the global refugee crisis. On Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Hall of Flags (Robinson Hall), the Global MountainServe office will sponsor a screening and panel discussion of the documentary Poverty, Inc.–Fighting poverty is big business.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Hall of Flags (Robinson Hall), there will be a screening of the film Beasts of No Nation which depicts the plight of child soldiers in Africa.

On Wednesday Nov. 9, The International Student Association will sponsor Culture Through Coffee. Evan Davis, a study abroad returnee from our partnership with the University of Paderborn will be presenting about his study abroad experience while in Germany.  The event is held at Avenue 209 Coffee shop at 6 p.m..  Evan will discuss the university abroad, customs, food, and unique places he visited in Germany and beyond in Europe.  There will also be German chocolate and cookies available to sample.

Additional International Education Month events can be found on the LHU International Institutes’ Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LHUinternational. For more information about any of the events please call or email assistant director for the Institute for International Studies John Gradel at 570 484-2140, or jrg5874@lhup.edu.