International Week comes to campus

University joins nation in sponsoring events for diversity.

In 40 states and 70 countries, thousands of people are experiencing the food, language and ideas of different cultures through various events for International Education Week 2002.

And Ball State is joining the crowd.

Campus events for the week, which include a panel discussion, a film and the Muslim tradition of Iftar, started Nov. 17 and will continue until Nov. 24. Each event is free and held in a different location.

The panel discussion, titled "International Education in a Post 9/11 World," will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Nov. 20 in the Center for International Programs. Study abroad returnees and international students will share their perspectives on international education since Sept. 11.

"It's hard not to be interested in international things," said Kirk Robey, Assistant Provost for International Education. "If you're going to be a productive Hoosier citizen, you got to know what's going on in the world."

A film, "Das Boot," will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 20 in the Student Center Forum Room. The movie depicts the memoirs of war correspondent Lothar-Gunther Buchheim, who described the experiences of


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