International Week Highlights Global Perspectives from Feb. 22 to March 2

The annual International Week celebration at Rider will highlight global issues, cultures and perspectives with a series of events from February 22 to March 2.
Monday, February 18, 2013

It will truly be a world of wonder during the annual International Week celebration at Rider University from February 22 to March 2. The weeklong schedule of events includes performances, documentary film presentations, and discussions of topical and global issues and events. International Week is sponsored by Rider’s Center for International Education, the Office of Campus Life, and the International Education Council.

Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23
Westminster Choir College Art Song Festival
Wagner, Wagnerites, and Lied-Influenced Songs
8 p.m.
Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College

The 2013 Art Song Festival includes pre-concert lectures by Lindsey Christiansen, professor of Voice at Westminster Choir College, and a master class taught by internationally renowned soprano Christine Goerke. This annual festival highlights a specific culture through study and performance of its poetry and music in art song. This year’s focus is on the Lieder, or songs, of Richard Wagner and those composers he influenced. Friday’s program focuses on songs of Wagner, Wolf, Strauss, Mahler, Zemlinsky, Berg and Schoenberg and others. Saturday’s program features songs of Hugo Wolf set to the poetry of Eduard Mörike. Both programs feature the celebrated voices of Westminster Choir College, accompanied by J.J. Penna, associate professor of Piano.  

Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors
Call the Box Office at 609-921-2663 or http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=RIDER

Saturday, February 23
Chinese New Year Celebration: The Year of the Snake
5 to 8 p.m.
Cavalla Room, Bart Luedeke Center

Enjoy a variety of culinary delights and culturally appropriate activities demonstrated by the Rider community. This celebration includes a variety of performances by students and faculty celebrating the Year of the Snake of the Chinese zodiac.

 International Karaoke Pub Night
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Rider Pub, Bart Luedeke Center

Sunday, February 24
International Student Association Fashion Show
7 to 9 p.m.
Bart Luedeke Center Theater

Monday, February 25
Education Abroad Event
4 p.m.
Fireside Lounge, Bart Luedeke Center

Tuesday, February 26
Modern Buddhism Lecture
Featuring Gen Kelsang Wangden,
Director of the Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center
3 p.m.
North Hall, Room 202
Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Philosophy Club and Phi Sigma Tau

Wednesday, February 27
English Language Institute (ELI) Open House
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
Centennial House

Vienna: Language of Lieder
4:30 p.m.
Williamson Hall, Westminster Choir College campus
Co-sponsored by Westminster Choir College and the International Education Council

 International Student Association
International Food Tasting
10 p.m.
Gee Hall

Thursday, February 28
The Misanthrope
7:30 p.m.
Yvonne Theater

Moliere’s famed 17th century comedy dramatizes French aristocracy and affords ample, pointed social commentary of the day that resonates still. Performed by students of Rider’s acclaimed Department of Theater and Dance.

Tickets:  $20 adults, $10 students and seniors
Call the Box Office at 609-896-7775 or
http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=RIDER

International Learning Community
Hot Topic
7 to 9 p.m.
Gee Hall
Sponsored by the College Republicans

International Pub Night
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Rider Pub, Bart Luedeke Center

Friday, March 1
Fulbright Scholars Program for Faculty
Featuring Dr. Andrew Riess of the Institute of International Education; Dr. Frank Rusciano, professor of Political Science; and Dr. Heung Soo Sim, Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Rider.
Noon to 3:30 p.m.
Fireside Lounge, Bart Luedeke Center
Co-sponsored by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of New Jersey

Wine and Cheese reception to benefit the Peter Aberger Study Abroad Scholarship Fund
3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Rider University Art Gallery, Bart Luedeke Center

Benefits the Peter Aberger Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.  
Wine tasting demonstration by Dr. Tom Callahan, professor of History. Proceeds from the event, hosted by Rider’s Center for International Education, benefit the Aberger Fund to support Rider students’ international study pursuits.  

Cost: $25, which includes complementary wine and cheese, a portion of the fee is tax deductible.
For more information, contact the Center for International Education at 609-896-7717.

The Other Side of Immigration
7 p.m.
Sweigart Auditorium

Film screening of The Other Side of Immigration, followed by a panel discussion featuring the film’s director, Roy Germano. Based on more than 700 interviews with men and women living in the Mexican countryside, the acclaimed documentary asks why so many Mexicans leave home to work in the United States, and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind.

Cost: Open and free to the public

The Misanthrope
7:30 p.m.
Yvonne Theater

Saturday, March 2
Masquerade Ball
8 p.m.
Cavalla Room, Bart Luedeke Center

The Misanthrope
2 and 7:30 p.m.
Yvonne Theater

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The annual Chinese New Year Celebration, scheduled this year for February 23, highlights several examples of Chinese culture.