Whatcom Community College Celebrates International Students

Ulrich Schraml, associate director of international programs at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Road, invites the community to celebrate International Week from Monday, January 29 through Friday, February 2 with a variety of free events, including a Student Fair and a Global Culture Appreciation Night.
Monday, Jan. 29, 1:30–3 p.m., SYRE 105: “100 Years Ago: The End Of The Great War And Its Consequences.” Start the week off commemorating the 100-Year Anniversary of the end of World War I. Faculty members Ben Kohn, Anne George (both Humanities and World Languages), and Ulli Schraml (History) are presenting on the last year of this tragic and horrendous event and its consequences, some of which still affect us today. Sponsored by International Programs.

Tuesday, Jan 30, 1–2:30 p.m., SYRE 105: “Global Human Security: The Roots of ISIS.” Presented by David Fenner, Middle East Scholar and Administrator, UW Seattle. David has done a couple of excellent and well-received presentations at WCC in the past on Islam and Migration. Sponsored by International Programs and UW’s Middle East Center.

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., SYRE Foyer: “Meet The World At Whatcom.” Whatcom students present information about their cultural heritage and their home countries. Sponsored by International Programs.

Thursday, Feb. 1, Noon–1 p.m., SYRE 104: Poetry Readings “The Poetry Of Resistance.” Poetry readings in French, German, Japanese, Spanish, with English translations. Sponsored by International Programs and the World Languages department.

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2:30–3:30 p.m., SYRE 105: Exploring The World With Whatcom – Study Abroad Panel with students and faculty. Panel discussion on the challenges and benefits of Study Abroad programs. Instructors Rhonda Daniels, Ian Stacy and Ben Kohn, as well as student participants, discuss various subjects relevant to their experiences abroad. Sponsored by International Programs.

Thursday, Feb. 1, 5–7 p.m., SYRE Auditorium: Global Culture Appreciation Night. Various presentations by international and immigrant students, including a fashion show. Sponsored by Student Life and International Programs.

Details: uschraml@whatcom.ctc.edu, 360-383-3244