During International Education Week, the Loudoun Campus erupted with a spirit of diversity and interculturalism. Students dressed in their ethnic clothes, wrote on the campus peace wall in many languages, tweeted pictures and comments with #LOglobal, and learned about 13 world languages.
The celebrations included a variety of organized events that allowed students, faculty, staff and the Loudoun community to engage in a rich global experience. Events included the International Storytelling and Tea, open mic readings of world literature, a presentation of world languages fun facts, a live demonstration of how deltas form, a screening of the German film “Barbara” and a reading by award-winning author and translator Sam Garrett. The grand finale was a concert featuring Indian and western fusion music of guitar and Tabla drums and an Indian classical Kathak dance.
This was Loudoun’s first International Education Week celebration. The planning committee included Allison Correll, Meena Nayak, Barbara Crain, Eddie Creppy, Saleha Bholat, Chris Blake, Ramezan Dowlati, Shannon Nieves, Bridget Pool and Robyn Russo. Many people helped make these events possible so it is difficult to list everyone; however, special thanks to Sanjay Mishra and the Music Recording Program, Loudoun Provost Julie Leidig, and staff from the Provost Office, IT, Theatre, Facilities, Library, Parking Services, Business Office and Campus Operations.