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Global Awareness Programming

2017 International Education Week is November 13-17

Thank you to all who helped with and participated in the 2017 International Education Week activities! Please see some of the photos of events during the week.

To get involved in or suggest ideas for next year’s planning, please reach out to Darla Domke-Damonte, Associate Provost for Global Initiatives, at

Poetry Slam
Bill Warner, Korilyn Hendricks and Andrew Purdy – Winners of the First International Poetry Slam

Zitouni Fulbright Conference
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at CCU and Lecturer of Arabic Mimouna Zitouni delivers the luncheon keynote about Algeria’s history, culture, and identity

International Tea Testing Ceremony
Teas from around the world were sampled and tea brewing and use were discussed

Don Sparks Fulbright Forum
CCU hosted a Fulbright Forum, sponsored by the South Carolina Chapter of the Fulbright Association, to advance Fulbright programming and opportunities

Ziyu Chen
Violist Ziyu Chen performed a recital accompanied by Daniel Francis 

This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences. Join us for a range of activities that celebrate internationalization and opportunities for learning about the world.


For questions or to add events to the list, please contact Darla Domke-Damonte (


International Movie Night : Crash

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017  5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Lib Jackson Student Union A110 Theater

Crash is a movie about Los Angeles citizens who have vastly separate lives that collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.  Discussion will be facilitated after the movie on topics related to ethnicity, race and stereotypes.


Fulbright Forum  (sponsored by the South Carolina Chapter of the Fulbright Association)

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017  11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wall Board Room 

The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and designed to increasing mutual understanding between people of the USA and people of the other countries. This event, sponsored by the South Carolina Fulbright Association, will provide an overview of opportunities provided by Fulbright, as well as opportunities to hear from current and former Fulbright scholars. Come and participate in all events, including the lunch and learn with CCU's Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Mimouna Zitouni, delivering a talk about Algeria.  Preregistration is required as space is limited for these events and both the lunch and performance have charges.  Please find the full schedule and registration materials at: South Carolina Fulbright Association Meeting - November 2017.


11 am – 12 noon
Wall 222

Student Fulbright Information Session
Darla Domke-Damonte, CCU Fulbright Program Advisor and members of the CCU Fulbright Council

12 noon – 1:00pm
Wall 222

$ requires preregistration

Algerian Lunch and Learn CCU Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Mimouna Zitouni
Algeria:  History, Culture, and Identity
Dr. Mimouna Zitouni (CCU Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence)

Join us for a catered lunch of Algerian specialties and learn about Algeria in a talk by CCU Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Mimouna Zitouni from the University of Oran, Algeria.

1:15pm – 2:45pm
Wall 222

Fulbright Faculty Opportunities Experience Panel from Multiple Continents
Casey Woodling (Fulbright Scholar - Teaching and Research Award to Madagascar)
William Hills (Fulbright Scholar - Teaching Award to Russia; Fulbright Hays Group Project to Poland)
Pamela Martin (Fulbright Scholar - Research Award to Ecuador)

Come to learn about and interact with former Faculty Fulbright grant recipients to learn about their experience in identifying, applying, and conducting their Fulbright Experience.

3:00 – 3:30pm


3:30pm – 4:30pm
Wall 222

Inaugural SC Fulbright Exchange
Introductory comments (Don Sparks, President, SC Fulbright Association, Citadel)

Join the discussion about ways in which we can advance Fulbright through our state – Mentoring, Cooperative Programming, Joint Program Proposals, Conferences, Online Learning Opportunities, Leveraging the Added Value of the Fulbright Experience…. Bring Your Ideas!

4:30pm – 5:30pm
Wall 222

South Carolina Fulbright Association Board Meeting (Board members only)

Wheelwright Auditorium

$ requires preregistration

Viola Recital 

Join us to hear Ziyu Chen, Violist, 20, perform a recital of traditional and contemporary music for viola and piano, accompanied by Daniel Francis, CCU teaching associate in the Department of Music.


Movie:  The Messenger: A Story of Joan of Arc 

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Lib Jackson Student Union A110 Theater

A part of the CCU Department of History's War and Society Film Series, this Luc Besson’s 1999 historical drama depicts the life of the sainted French war heroine and martyr. Starring Milla Jovovich as Joan, this film begins with the young girl witnessing the atrocities of the English against her country during the Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453). Joan is depicted having visions at age 13 that inspire her to go to battle and lead her people to victory. Following the screening, Brian Nance, CCU professor of history, provides the historical context in a discussion on 15th- century Europe.


International Internship and Study Abroad Expo  (WCOB Approved PDA)

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. LJSU Rotunda

Career and study abroad organizations will be on campus to offer international internship and study abroad opportunities to CCU students.  Internship providers, Peace Corps representatives, advisors for prestige international scholarships (Gilman, Fulbright, Critical Languages, etc. ) will be available to answer your questions.  Come to learn about the many ways to get involved!


International Opportunities for Language Learners

Wednesday, November 15, 2017  1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Lib Jackson Student Union A110 Theater

Come to learn about work, study, and other opportunities for language learners in this interactive session hosted by the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies.


Japanese Mythology in Film Series:  Mushishi (Anime Viewing)

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. AOC2 Room 311

image from Mushishi anime

Come to watch this anime feature and then discuss its meaning, structure and role, with the guidance of Ron Green, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion.  The story features ubiquitous creatures called Mushi  that often display what appear as supernatural powers. It is implied that there are many more lifeforms more primitive than "normal" living things such as animals, plants, fungi and bacteria, and Mushi is the most primitive of all. Due to their ethereal nature most humans are incapable of perceiving Mushi and are oblivious to their existence, but there are a few who possess the ability to see and interact with Mushi. One such person is Ginko, the main character.



International Tea Ceremony

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Lib Jackson Student Union Rotunda

Come and taste teas as they are prepared around the world.  We will have two tables with different assortments of tea from several parts of the world and have our students serve them and talk about how they are served in their countries.


International Poetry Slam

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017  4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Johnson Auditorium in Wall Building

Join us to hear local poets give their perspectives of international issues and experiences. Finalists from three categories of submissions (middle and high school students; college students; and students from CCU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) will read their original poems, and the top poet from each category will be awarded a $50 prize.


Book Club:  Pachinko (by Min Jin Lee)

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 11:00 a.m. - noon AOC2 Room 332

Come join our book club to discuss Pachinko, a National Book Award Finalist by Min Jin Lee, led by Ron Green, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion.


Stories from Around the World 

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017  2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Atheneum Hall 105 Alford Ballroom

International students will be sharing folk stories or present on their countries, culture, food, traditional outfits, and etc. Come to learn about countries you think you know and test the assumptions about those you think you do know!