Ohio University’s International Education Week 2020 to be celebrated virtually

Ohio University’s International Education Week 2020 to be celebrated virtually

ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 2, 2020) – This year, in place of an on-campus event, the International Education Week Committee and Office of Global Affairs are hosting a virtual celebration for International Education Week (IEW) from Nov. 16-20 to elevate the work of Ohio University’s faculty, staff, students and alumni collective efforts to maintain global interconnectedness amid COVID-19.

This year’s theme promotes and recognizes how the University community has maintained and strengthened global and international engagement in a mostly virtual environment. IEW is an opportunity to celebrate international education and exchange worldwide.

In years past, the IEW Global Engagement Awards Ceremony celebrated faculty, staff and alumni in recognition of the outstanding contributions to international education, global competency, cultural understanding, or international programs at OHIO or in their fields or disciplines. In the revised virtual platform of IEW 2020, the committee seeks participation from the OHIO community in three areas of engagement: video storytelling, “Global Engagement Kudos” and events.

Video storytelling can be a one- to three-minute video where participants share their own stories or recommend faculty, staff, students or alumni whose stories might be highlighted during IEW. Click here for more information about video storytelling. The submitted videos will be uploaded on the IEW website as well as various social media channels.

“Global Engagement Kudos” will also be collected to celebrate and highlight ways the OHIO community has creatively connected and supported the campus and global communities amid the pandemic. This spotlight-style recognition seeks to profile faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members who are passionate about international education and are committed to supporting, building and sustaining connections that advance international engagement.

The Global Engagement Kudos can also recognize individuals dedicated to promoting cultural diversity and partnerships among the international community at OHIO, Athens and globally. Two- to three-sentence submissions can be sent to nominate Kudos recipients here. The collected stories will be uploaded on the IEW website as well as various social media channels.

Regional campuses, specific colleges and departments are also encouraged to host their own events and post events on calendar.ohio.edu with #OHIOIEW2020 featured and Office of Global Affairs tagged so that all may view available virtual events.

Closer to International Education Week in November, the IEW Committee will also invite individuals to further share in the celebration by highlighting more stories of global interconnectedness through a social media feature.

For more information, please visit the International Education Week website.

 

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