International Week Celebrates Campus Diversity

The Office of International Affairs will host cultural events Nov. 1 through Nov. 15.

The week kicks off with the announcement of the Global Vision Award winners at 4 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the International Cultural Center.

The week kicks off with the announcement of the Global Vision Award winners at 4 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the International Cultural Center.

Texas Tech's Office of International Affairs will embrace campus diversity through International Week, a series of cultural events beginning Nov.1 and concluding Nov. 15.

Jane Bell, International Cultural Center senior director, said International Week is celebrated at universities nationwide.

“In our rapidly changing, increasingly interdependent world and global marketplace, it behooves all of us to become more knowledgeable about other countries and people,” Bell said. “We hope that International Week will serve as a celebration of our cultural diversity as well as a reminder of our common humanity.”

Events will run as follows:

  • Nov. 1: Global Vision Awards, 4 p.m., International Cultural Center
  • This award honors those individuals at Texas Tech who have done the most to internationalize the campus.

  • Nov. 4: International Student Flag Parade, 11 a.m., Engineering Key
  • This colorful ceremony features international students proudly carrying the flags of their countries.

  • Nov. 5: International Talent Show, 7 p.m., Allen Theatre
  • This evening of entertainment features the Texas Tech World Music Ensemble, the French Club, Sri Lankan Students’ Association, Japanese Earthquake Relief, Puerto Rico, African Student Organization, Saudi Student Association, Hong Kong Student Association, Romanian students, Irish Dancers, Vietnamese and Filipino Student Associations, Georgian Organization, Peruvian students, a belly dance performance, Unimos Por Un Mismo Intimo, Arabic Club, West Texas Turkish-American Association, Association of Chinese Students and Scholars of Lubbock, Kurdish Students Association, Nepal Students Association, and Dancers with Soul. All tickets will be $5 at the door.

    International Celebration, 9:30 p.m., Firehouse Grill and Bar (1719 Buddy Holly Ave.)

  • Nov. 13: InternationalFood Festival, 4-7 p.m., Student Union Ballroom
  • This event offers attendees food from a variety of world cultures.

  • Nov. 14 -15: International Conferences, 8-8 p.m., Student Union Matador Room
  • Students and faculty will discuss important current events and cultural matters pertaining to their home countries.

    International Week is presented by Students for Global Connections and sponsored by the Center for Global Understanding, The CH Foundation and the Office of International Affairs.