Isabella Cannon Global Education Center


Elon University Celebrates
International Education Week

November 14-18, 2011

India: Unity in Diversity

All week

  • Belk Library will have displays of Indian Books and artifacts
  • Indian entrees will be served at Colonnades Dining Hall

Monday, Nov. 14


  • 9:25 a.m.: Dance Appreciation Class
    Dr. Anuradha Murali, Artistic Director for the Mrudani School of Performing Arts in South Carolina, will demonstrate Indian dance techniques and hold a discussion in McKinnon Hall, F
  • 12:15 p.m.:Snake Goddess and In/Fertility in Globalizing South India
    Brown Bag Lunch With Professor Amy Allocco in Moseley 215
  • 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.:  Tandoori Chicken dinner in Colonnades Dining Hall 
  • 5:00 p.m.:India Bazaar
    Sample Indian treats, browse Indian handicrafts, jewelry, and clothes and enjoy Indian music and dance in McKinnon Hall
  • 7:30 p.m.:Indian Dance Performance and Demonstration
    Dr. Anuradha Murali, Artistic Director for the Mrudani School of Performing Arts in South Carolina, Whitley Auditorium

Tuesday, Nov. 15

  • 9:40 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.: College Chai
    Enjoy Indian Chai tea, somoza and vada. Representatives from study abroad programs in India will be speaking with students.  McKinnon Hall
  • 11:00 a.m.: Study abroad India Information session
    Information session on study abroad programs in Manipal, Pune and Varanasi, India with the Alliance for Global Education in Carlton 113
  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Biryani Lamb dinner in Colonnades Dining Hall
  • 12:15 p.m.:  Public Health in India, Brown Bag Lunch with Periclean Scholars
    Moseley 215
  • 2:00 p.m.: Study Business in India information session
    Information session on Business study abroad program in Mumbai, India with CIEE in KIBC 308
  •  2:20 p.m.:Dance History class
    Dr. Anuradha Murali, Artistic Director for the Mrudani School of Performing Arts in South Carolina, will demonstrate Indian dance techniques and hold a discussion in McKinnon Hall, F
  • 5:15 p.m.: Doing Business in India
    Panel discussion with Saravana Chandran (SAS Institute), Devan Krishnamoorthi (LabCorp), Anand Mahadevan (LabCorp), Saroj Patnaik (Volvo), and Karen Schnell (Cisco), moderated by Professor Neeraj Gupta, KOBC 101
  • 7:30 p.m.: Traditional Indian Sitar and Tabla Concert
    Sudha Iyer, sitar, and Nikhil Tikekar, tabla, in Whitley Auditorium

Wednesday, Nov. 16

  • 1:00 p.m.:South India Cooking Demonstration*
    Professor Terry Tomasek in the Carlton Kitchen
  • 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Tikka Masala Chicken dinner in Colonnades Dining Hall 
  • 5:00 p.m.: India Today
    Panel discussion with Neil DeVotta, Wake Forest University, Anirudh Krishna, Duke University, and Meenu Tewari, UNC at Chapel Hill, moderated by Professor Jason Kirk, KOBC 101
  • 6:00 p.m.: North India Cooking Demonstration *
    Lata and Tanisha Gupta in the Carlton Kitchen

Thursday, Nov. 17

  • 9:50 a.m.:College Chapel
    The people and philosophies that influenced Mohandas Gandhi to be a Change Maker, Dr. Pamela Whitley Auditorium 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Beef Vindaloo lunch in Colonnades Dining Hall 
  • 4:15 p.m.: Yoga and Meditation Seminar, Art of Living Foundation
    The seminar will include a brief lecture on Yoga, the link between the mind and body, breath and mind and the importance of incorporating meditation into daily life. Participants will be guided through yoga asanas (positions), pranayamas (structuring breathing techniques) and a short meditation. Belk Pavilion 208.
  • 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Indian dinner in McEwen Dining Hall
  • 7:00 p.m.: SUB Presents Devdas
    Devdas is a 2002 Bollywood film about a recent law school graduate’s predicament when his family forbids him from marrying the woman he loves. When it was made, it was the most expensive Bollywood film ever produced! This film will be shown in McEwen Dining Hall.

Friday, Nov. 18

  • 12:30 p.m.: Taste of the World
    International students will be cooking dishes from their home countries. A great opportunity to wrap up International Education Week! Hearth Lounge, Moseley Center
  • 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Salmon Curry dinner in Colonnades Dining Hall 

*RSVP required - sign up in El Centro de Español


About International Education Week

International Education Week 2011 was organized by the Global Education Center in collaboration with Aramark, Belk Library, Barnes and Noble, Cultural Programs, the Department of Dance,  El Centro, Elon International Society, the Department of Political Science, the Love School of Business, Periclean Scholars Class of 2012, Student Activities, SUB. 

Special thanks to Professors Amy Allocco, Jason Kirk, Terry Tomasek, and Jane Wellford, and to Professor Raj Gupta and family. 

Mark your calendars:
International Education Week 2012: West Africa
November 12-16, 2012

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of their efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

More information on international education week can be found on the National International Education Week website.

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Elon's Past Celebrations of
International Education Week