Celebrated in conjunction with International Week, Passport to the World also kicks off Rider’s yearlong School of Liberal Arts and Science 50th anniversary celebration.
Sean Ramsden

Situated between two major metropolitan centers, Rider University makes an attractive professional destination for scholars not only from throughout the United States, but across the world. And while the members of this diverse faculty are each steeped in their academic disciplines, they also carry with them the value of their own unique cultural perspectives, not to mention a wealth of experiences the typical Rider student may otherwise not encounter.

Students, alumni, faculty and staff will now be able to travel the globe, having their passports stamped by as many countries as they can visit in one afternoon, when the School of Liberal Arts and Science 50th Anniversary Celebration officially begins with the Passport to the World on October 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Bart Luedeke Center Cavalla Room.

Celebrated in conjunction with Rider’s annual International Week festivities, Passport to the World is an opportunity to meet members of the Rider faculty born outside the United States and experience the culture of their native lands, one nation at a time. Visitors to the event will make stops at booths – each one representing a different country – for an informative presentation of culture, history, and food, before earning a stamp in their “passport booklet,” according to Dr. Patricia Mosto, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Sciences, and a native of Argentina.

International Week continues throughout the week of October 24 with the following events:

Monday, October 24
Development in Africa with Brooke Olster
5 p.m., Science Hall, Room 102

Hot Topics Discussion: International Human Rights Issues with Professor William Fernekes
8:30 p.m., Gee Hall

Tuesday, October 25
Global Women's Issues
11:30 a.m., Princeton Room, Daly Dining Hall

Wednesday, October 26
Passport to the World and Center for International Education Photo Contest
3 p.m., BLC Cavalla Room/Commuter Lounge

Thursday, October 27
International Business Investment
US - Ukraine Business Council with Lada Pastushak
5 p.m., Science Hall Room 201

Friday, October 28
International Perspectives on Sexual Orientation
11:30 a.m., SRC Shapiro Conference Room