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International Education Week

It highlights programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S.


As active members of the Missouri Consortium of Global Education (MCGE), ECC staff, faculty and students have been invited to attend any of the following IEW Zoom talks hosted by St. Louis Community College.

Monday, 11/16/20

11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. “Hygge: The Danish Approach to Well Being”  

Courtney Lockett, an American educator at the Esbjerg International School in Denmark and Shamim Ansari, English Professor, St. Louis Community College will be presenting on the Scandinavian and Danish concept of “Hygge” – the art of experiencing joy and contentment in our ordinary, everyday lives. 


2:00-2:30pm  Remedios Caseros - Remedies at Home and Abroad: Using Nature's Basics to Support Well-being  

Kelly Mueller, presenter and associate professor of foreign language   

Learn about how home remedies from Latin America are used to cure illnesses and support good health. You're invited and encouraged to share some of your own wellness strategies as well. 



Tuesday, 11/17/20

8:00am  Photography with a Punch: Jackie Chan’s POLICE STORY and the Tough “Truth Values” of Hong Kong Action Cinema   

Dr. Craig Fischer, Appalachian State University Time: Nov 17, 2020 08:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)  

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Meeting ID: 958 5252 9211  



11:00am  "Let's NOT Talk About Sex: What We Know about Labor Trafficking" by Dr. Kathleen Preble, a professor of Social Work at the University of Missouri Columbia.  This presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, November 17th at 11am. 

1:00 to 1:45 p.m – International Student Panel "Our Culture, Our World" featuring students from countries such as Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Cambodia, and Congo. The panel will be hosted by Jean Dempsey and Francine Sigmund, ESL Instructors at the St. Louis Community College. 


2:00 p.m to 3:15 p.m. – “Sisu and Nordic Design – The Finnish Approach to Well Being”   

Marica Paljakka-Cargo, Finnish Professor of Interior Design, St. Louis Community College, will be presenting on the Finnish Concept of “Sisu” described as having “guts” or “resilience” and Nordic design. She will explain why Finland has been ranked as the happiest country in the world three times in a row including 2020. 


2:30-3:15pm Live a Little Like an Italian 

Jeanne Florini, presenter and professor of nutrition 

Boost your mood with an Italian focus on cuisine, shared mealtimes and beautiful scenery. 


Wednesday, 11/18/20

10:30am "Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Futurism in Arabic Culture: A Conversation with Ahmed Salah al-Mahdi."  Mr. Ahmed Salah al-Mahdi is an accomplished author, translator, and critic who lives in Cairo.  This presentation is scheduled for   

1:30-2:00pm Comfort Food Around the Globe 

Rita Pernik, presenter and associate professor of mathematics 

Soup is the ultimate winter dish. Learn to prepare Belarus Borscht, a beet soup packed with potatoes and cabbage from an expert. 



Thursday, 11/19/20

9:00am "From Little Africa to Midwest America: My Immigrant Journey" by Zellipah Githui.  Ms. Githui lives, works, and volunteers in St. Louis and is the founder of Project Goldfinger, a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving the lives of rural women in Kenya.  


11:00am  China: Land of the Rising Sun Prof Sarah Fielding STLCC-Wildwood  

Time: Nov 19, 2020 11:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)   

Meeting ID: 932 1453 2862  



12:00pm My Tejas: Food, Folk, and Healing  Dr.  John Edward Martin, Scholarly Communication Librarian University of North Texas   

Meeting ID: 939 3864 5938