Thursday, April 7, 2011

More on WorldFest! - Apr 22nd - May 1st!

WorldFest press release in UC News:

UC’s Worldfest Celebrates Global Education

Informative programs, passport applications, food, music and dance – all are in the works for UC’s Worldfest 2011, a celebration of UC’s connections around the world.

Date: 3/29/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photos By: Lisa Ventre and Student Organizations

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  • UC International reports that over the last academic year (2009-10), 806 UC students studied, completed a co-op experience or completed an internship abroad. Their travels spanned 57 countries in destinations such as Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Honduras and China.

  • UC’s undergraduate international enrollment is at an all-time high at 584. UC’s total international student population is 2,403.

  • Three thousand international visitors from more than 120 different countries study, teach, conduct research, give lectures and engage in a host of other important activities at UC each year, according to UC International Services.
    The University of Cincinnati celebrates its world impact every spring with its annual Worldfest celebration. Worldfest, first held in 1996, is a week-long series of events to observe UC’s world of cultures on campus as well as the top-research university’s worldwide impact. Numerous events are organized by UC’s international student organizations.

    Worldfest 2011 gets underway on Friday, April 22, and ends with the highly popular, student-organized Taste of India celebration, which will take place from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, May 1, in the Great Hall of TUC.
    The Worldfest keynote speaker, award-winning author Juana Bordas, will discuss “The Power of WE: Leading our Diverse and Dynamic Community,” at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 25, in MainStreet Cinema of UC’s Tangeman University Center (TUC). The event, free and open to the public, will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing in Mick & Mack’s Contemporary Café, located on the third level of TUC. Bordas is president of Mestiza Leadership International in Denver, an organization that promotes a more diverse and inclusive society through training and leadership services.

    UC’s Worldfest International Career Forum, sponsored by the Career Development Center, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in the Great Hall of TUC. The event includes an interactive global Monopoly game that holds useful information for students about U.S. and international jobs. Appointments are required for UC Passport Day, sponsored by UC International. The event makes it easier for members of the university community to apply for a passport by having U.S. passport officials on campus during Passport Day. UC International also picks up the cost of passport photos when Passport Day gets underway on April 26.

    The most visible celebration of Worldfest – the Worldfest International Festival – takes place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, April 28, on UC’s McMicken Commons. The outdoor festival features food, music, dancing and cultural displays from international student and community organizations. The event is coordinated by UC International.

    Worldfest is sponsored by MainStreet, UC’s Just Community initiative and Student Activities and Leadership Development, as well as individual programs and offices across the university.

    Most of UC’s Worldfest events are free and open to the public. For the full schedule of Worldfest events, click on the link below to the Worldfest event descriptions. Events highlighted in green take place at Raymond Walters College.

    Worldfest website
    Worldfest on Facebook
    Worldfest on Twitter

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