International Education Week

Schedule of Events

Nov. 12-13, 2013

Student standing underneath flags of various countries

SCC celebrates International Education Week with free seminars, events and film screenings. All events take place in the Auditorium of the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building (SSB) unless otherwise noted.

Culture Shock: Student ESL Panel Discussion

10 a.m. Nov. 12, 2013
SSB Auditorium

If you have ever visited another country, you know how unsettling, yet exhilarating, it can be. How about living in another country? SCC international students and immigrants will describe the "culture shock" they experienced moving to Missouri, as well as how their countries differ from the United States. It is a chance to travel around the world and learn of other cultures all in one short presentation. Students will answer questions from audience members afterwards.

Contact Information:

Dawn Huffman
dhuffman@stchas.edu
636-922-8574

Water in Kenya and Haiti: A Presentation by the Shoeman

11:30 a.m. Nov. 12, 2013
SSB Auditorium

George P. Hutchings, known as "The Shoeman," will regale his stories of how his organization's efforts to collect old shoes have provided water for thousands of people in Haiti and Kenya. Shoe drives have been conducted all over, from Busch Stadium to SCC. Hutchings is a former marine sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps who has won a Purple Heart and a humanitarian who founded Eagle Wing Ministries to provide aid in foreign countries such as Kenya. About five years ago he started Shoeman Water Projects when he saw the need for water superseded all other physical needs. Come hear the stories of the personable and humorous George Hutchings of Ballwin, Missouri.

Contact Information:

Dawn Huffman
dhuffman@stchas.edu
636-922-8574

Human Trafficking and Its Effect on Women and Children, Film

1 p.m. Nov. 12, 2013
SSB Auditorium

The film "Human Trafficking and Its Effect on Women and Children" is part of the Projections International Film Series and International Education Week.

Contact Information:

Vi Rajagopalan
vrajagopalan@stchas.edu
636-922-8624

Taste of Egyptian Dance

2:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 2013
SSB Auditorium

Have you ever been curious about Egyptian dance? Learn about the different regions of Egypt and their dances, with video, demonstration and audience participation!

Contact Information:

Monica Hall-Woods
mhall-woods@stchas.edu
636-922-8634

"Koran by Heart," Film

7 p.m. Nov. 12, 2013
SSB Auditorium

110 kids from the Islamic world are chosen and arrive in Cairo for the world's oldest Koran reciting contest. "Koran by Heart" follows two boys from Senegal and Tajikistan and a little girl from Maldives, who go head-to-head with kids nearly twice their age in the pronunciation, recitation and perfected memorization of the Qur'an. Even as their own future hangs in the balance, they are caught between fundamentalist and moderate visions of Islam (shown as part of the Muslim Journeys grant from the NEH).

Contact Information:

Laura Al-Albani
lal-albani@stchas.edu
636-922-8254

Study Abroad in Costa Rica

11 a.m. Nov. 13, 2013
SSB Auditorium

Professor Marco Romero of St. Louis Community College at Meramec has led numerous study abroad programs to Costa Rica, as well as other Spanish-speaking destinations. In 2014, he will invite SCC students to join his popular 3-week immersion summer program which includes Spanish classes during the week, lodging with Costa Rican families and weekend visits to important scenic, environmental and cultural destinations throughout Costa Rica.

Contact Information:

Denise McCracken
dmccracken@stchas.edu
636-922-8447

Study Abroad in Canterbury

Noon Nov. 13, 2013
SSB Auditorium

SCC associate professor Dan Rezny will present on the opportunity to study abroad in Canterbury, England, and his experience leading the program.

Contact Information:

Dan Rezny
drezny@stchas.edu
636-922-8447

Study Abroad in Cannes

1 p.m. Nov. 13, 2013
SSB Auditorium

SCC professor Denise McCracken will accompany students to southern France where they will study at the College International de Cannes in June 2014. The College offers coursework in an immersion environment, and serves students representing a wide range of nationalities. Weekend excursions take students to the picturesque towns of Provence as well as the Principality of Monaco. The school is located in a quiet area of Cannes overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and offers on-site dorm rooms, free Internet access with Wi-Fi and a dining hall.

Contact Information:

Denise McCracken
dmccracken@stchas.edu
636-922-8447

"Le Havre," Film

7 p.m. Nov. 13, 2013
SSB Auditorium

When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. (French with English subtitles)

Hosted by SCC professor Denise McCracken.

Contact Information:

Denise McCracken
dmccracken@stchas.edu
636-922-8447

St. Charles Community College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Please email accessibilityservice@stchas.edu with your accommodations request. It is recommended that you contact the college 10 business days prior to the event. See Accessibility for Campus Guests.

Contact Info

Kelley Pfeiffer
kpfeiffer@stchas.edu
636-922-8544

Mandi Smith
asmith@stchas.edu
636-922-8469