March 30, 2018 at 4:49 am

OPIE Zone: International Week 2018 – Celebrating Unity Through Diversity, April 2 – 7


OPIE logo for Ohio Program of Intensive English

Multicultural Sports Workshop Participants, group post on gym floor

Multicultural Sports Workshop Participants

Multicultural Sports Workshop

The Multi-cultural Sports Workshop was a lot of fun last week! Thank you Dr. Oh, Cyril, Hunter, Robert and the PETE & PASC programs from the Patton College of Education for making it happen! And thank you to all the students who joined us for the event!

Welcome to Week 12 of The OPIE Zone Newsletter. Here the important announcements and events for the 12th week of the semester.

International Conversation Hour

Tuesday, April 3, from 6-7 p.m. in Jefferson Hall, Room 160

International students and domestic students meet to talk about various topics. This is a good opportunity to make friends and meet people from all over the world. Free beverages and snacks are provided. See the schedule for the whole semester.

Important Testing Information

Test | Date | Location & Time | Students

  • Composition: Tuesday, April 24, in your Core class at 10:45 a.m., all OPIE students
  • English Placement, Friday, April 27, Tupper 304 at 9:00 a.m., Elementary and Intermediate (Regular classes will resume at 11:50 a.m.)
  • TOEFL, Saturday, April 28, Gordy 301 at 10:00 a.m., Recommended for Advanced and Part-time level but available to all OPIE students

*Please arrive early and do not bring your cellphone, bag, or smart watch to the EPT or TOEFL test.

Important Information for Students Living in the Dorms

Spring Closing Date and Time: All Ohio University residence halls will officially close on Friday, May 4, at 8 p.m. Students must vacate their residence hall within 24 hours of their last exam or by 8 p.m. Friday.  All students must properly checkout through a Housing and Residence Life staff member.

Spring Semester Extension and Interim Housing Contract

Students remaining on campus for any portion of the week between the end of the spring semester and prior to summer semester (May 5-May 10) must complete a Spring Semester Extension and Interim Housing Contract at are required.

Summer Semester Housing

The 2018 summer session Housing & Dining Services Contract is available online. Please access your Housing Self-Service, log in, and select Summer Contract 2187.

Students attending classes for the summer will be housed in Jefferson Hall.

International Week 2018 – Celebrating Unity Through Diversity, April 2 – 7

World Cup Soccer Tournament

The International Student Union’s World Cup Soccer Tournament will be held in the Walter Fieldhouse on these two days:

  • Sunday, April 1
  • Sunday, April 8

I-Week Gallery Show

Opening Date: April 2, 7-8 p.m. at Baker Front room

If you love photography or painting and want to share your work, this event is for you!

Diversity Abroad Panel

Thursday, April 5, 1:30 p.m. at Baker 231

The Office of Global Opportunities (OGO) along with the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR) host the “Diversity Abroad Panel” during International Week 2018. The panel features Bobcats who have traveled domestically and internationally through Ohio University faculty-led study away programs, exchanges and outside affiliate programs. Students will share advice, personal experiences, challenges, triumphs, and what they learned about themselves and others during their time studying off-campus.

Coffee and Living Abroad Discussions

Friday, April 6, 4-6 p.m. at Baker 3rd floor Atrium

Have you experienced anxiousness, homesickness, and difficulties focusing on your project while living abroad? Join us over coffee and snacks to discuss cultural shocks students experience while living abroad.

International Street Fair 

Saturday, April 7. East Union Street 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stage: Howard Park

International Trivia Night (ITN)

Thursday, April 5, 6 p.m. at Alden 319

The Patton College of Education presents International Trivia Night (ITN), in partnership with the Center for International Collections at the Alden Library. It will be partly coordinated by a group of international students enrolled in Education and Development in Developing Countries course.

  1. Potluck: Participants will bring a dish to share. The dish should more likely reflect a country or ethnic-based cuisine. Students from EDAD 7072 and other people at The Patton College will bring local-based dishes.
  2. Talent sharing (TS): A total of 5-10 selected individuals will share a special talent with the ITN participants. A special talent can be a song, a dance, a poem, playing an instrument, a trick, or other similar talents.
  3. International Trivia Competition (ITC): Individual programs or interdisciplinary teams of 3 to 5 people will be invited to register through Qualtrics to participate in the ITC. Teams will receive in advance a list of themes and topics from which questions will be selected, to ensure that each team has the same opportunity to prepare for the competition.

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