ACU to mark International Education Week with full slate of activities


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Nov. 12, 2001

Abilene Christian University has planned foreign movies, music and lectures to commemorate International Education Week, as promoted by Secretary of State Colin Powell, the European Union, United Nations, and universities across the nation.

The importance of international education has increased in recent months, according to Ted Presley, executive director of ACU's Center for International Studies.

"In light of what has been happening in the U.S. since Sept. 11, it is obvious that U.S. universities must develop curricula appropriate for the 21st century, for teaching students to live among and understand a diversity of cultures from around the world," Presley said.

During International Education Week, three international films will be shown on campus and the ACU Music Department will present music from the Caribbean, Africa and Japan.

In addition, Javier Pereira of Catholic University of Montevideo, Uruguay, is on campus and will be guest lecturing in several classes in different departments through Thursday. Many ACU students who participate in Study Abroad in Uruguay have the opportunity to take Spanish classes at Catholic University.

The following is a schedule of major events:

  • Monday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Hart Auditorium:
    "Babette's Feast" (Danish movie)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m., Cullen Auditorium:
    "Music of Many Cultures" (ACU Percussion Ensemble)
  • Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Hart Auditorium:
    "Life is Beautiful" (Italian movie)
  • Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Cullen Auditorium:
    "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (Chinese movie)

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