International Student Services

Our Events

International Student Services hosts and promotes a wide variety of events to help international students adjust to life in the U.S., meet other international and domestic students, and provide students with opportunities to share their culture with the campus and the St. Joseph community. ISS holds events such as the International Lecture Series, International Fair, One World Soccer Tournament, semester mixers, and participating on Homecoming events. ISS also works closely with the International Student Club (ISC) when planning activities. All of our events are free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the St. Joseph community.  We encourage you to attend! If you have any suggestions for future events, or if you or your department would like to collaborate with us, please send us an email at iss@missouriwestern.edu.  We would love to hear from you!

Check out the Gallery pictures and join us for the next event!

Spring 2016 Semester Events:

Upcoming

  • Ping Pong Tournament
  • Graduation World Tournament
  • International Student Tax Workshop
  • International Lectures
  • International Day at the Capital

Chinese Spring Festival Celebration Monday, February 8, 2016 

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Intercultural Intimate Relationship Session Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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February 10th 2016
4:00pm-5:00pm
Blum 218/219

When two people from different culture come together in the name of love, there can be very unique and unexpected challenges they need to overcome. These can be overwhelming but rewarding. This session, attendees will learn how panel speakers successfully keep their relationship with a partner who is from different culture.  

Global Hot Topic Series: A Day With An Accent Thursday, February 18, 2016

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February 18th 2016
4:00pm-5:00pm
Spratt 203
Stereotyping or misconception can be caused by not only how people look but also how they talk. How is a day like for a parson with a strong accent. During this session, number of panel speakers who are English as a second language share their experiences and challenges.
One World Soccer Tournament
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March, 9 – April ,7 , 2016

We welcome faculty, staff, and students to participate in the exciting One World Soccer
Tournament this year! This event is sponsored by International Student Services, International
Student Association, and Recreation Services. This year’s registration deadline will be March 4th at
4:30 pm, and the registration fee for each person is $5.00, with a maximum of 11 people per
team. The tournament dates are March 9th, 21st, 23rd, 28th, 30th, April 4th, 6th, and 7th at 8:00 p.m. in the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex. You may sign up as a team of up to 11
people, or you may sign up individually and we can place you on a team. Hope to see you on the
soccer field. For more information contact: iss@missouriwestern.edu or the International Student
Services office at 816-271-4150. Team forms may also be picked up and returned to the
International Student Services office in Blum 210 or accessed by clicking on the link below. The
$5.00 per person fee is due when you submit your registration form.

Meet The World  Tuesday January 26, 2016

Msst the World @MWSU Spring 2016 - Copy (2)“Meet the World” is an “Speed-Meeting” event with your new friends from all over the world. You will get to know and mingle with great number of new MWSU friends in short time. Free event with feeling of world travel minus jet-lag

 

Past Events:

 

The Mid Autumn Festival – Friday, September 25

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Program of the festival includes: poems, folk music, songs, dances, games & gifts. You will have a unique opportunity to try Chinese snacks, tea and fruits.

Where: Blum 218/219

When: Friday, September 25,

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

Contact Yiming liu, Chinese instructor via yliu@missouriwestern.edu if you have any questions.

 

Saudi Arabia National Day.  85 Years Celebration – Wednesday, September 23

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Saudi Students at MWSU invites you to join the celebration of the 85th National Day of Saudi Arabia. Enjoy Saudi Arabian food and learn about the culture and customs of Saudi Arabia. This event is free and open to the public. 

Where: Blum Union Hoff 218

When: Wednesday, September 23,

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Great news! we have an article being posted on St. Joseph News-Press and FOX 26 KNPN website about the event. You may read the full article at newspressnow.com .

 

Ice Cream Mixer – Friday, September 11

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Ice cream social and networking opportunity for all 45 new and 80 returning international students at Missouri Western.

Venue: Remington Atrium

Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Job hunting and Resume building workshop – Thursday, September 10

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This program is going to be about GriffonLink and resume building and will give an opportunity for a lot of international students to learn the correct format of a resume used in the United States. It is highly recommended to bring your current resume to get it revised.

Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Venue: Griffon Hall**, Conference room.

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
**To get in Griffon Hall please contact Miu at 816-273-4848

 

Spring 2015:

The World Party – Friday, April 24

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The International Student Services (ISS) would like to invite everyone to the World Party Friday, April 24th, at 7:30 p.m. in Spratt 214/216. Here you will be able to to experience the cultures of the world at one party! The party celebrates the different cultures, ethnicity, religions, and music represented by our students, faculty, & staff. There will be music from around the world played by our D.J., dancing, snacks, beverages, cultural demonstrations, photo booth and more! 

Semi-Formal Attire recommended.

 

For more information about any of our events, please contact us at 271-5981 or email us on iss@missouriwestern.edu.

Ping Pong Tournament – Tuesday, April 7

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Ping Pong Tournament for the students will take place on Tuesday, April 7th at 2 p.m. until finished. The top eight students will play in the Krikor Partamian Ping Pong Tournament on April 18th at 6:30 p.m. until finished.

Play in the tournament or just come to show your support. This is a fundraiser for the International Student Program. Register at Recreation Services or International services website by Friday, April 3. Space is limited!

Rules:

Singles tournament

Best 2 out of 3

Double Elimination

International Lecture Series: Germany – Tuesday, April 14

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International Student Services at Missouri Western State University invites you to attend the Lecture Series on Germany Tuesday, April 14th, at 3:00 p.m. in Blum Union 222/223. This event is part of the International Lecture Series and will be presented by Regine Muller and Cedric Lohse, international students from Germany. Desserts and appetizers will be served during the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. Feel free to join us!

Campus Dining Services will prepare and serve traditional food from Germany Monday, April 13th, from 11:00 AM to 1:15 PM at the Dining Hall.

International Education Day – Tuesday, March 31

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International Education Day at the Capitol is set for Tuesday, March 31.  To participate, reserve your seat before Thursday, March 19. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the legislative process, network with other international and study-abroad students from across the state and enjoy lunch at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.  

Besides, this year there will be a presentation for international and study abroad students about how to communicate their international education experience on their resume and during job interviews. The presentation will be held immediately following lunch.

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International Lecture Series: Nepal – Tuesday, March 17

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International Student Services at Missouri Western State University invites you to attend the Lecture Series on Nepal Tuesday, March 17th, at 1:00 p.m. in Blum Union 222/223. This event is part of the International Lecture Series and will be presented by Abhash Shrestha and Shirisha Shrestha, international students from Nepal. Desserts and appetizers will be served during the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. Please join us..

Campus Dining Services will prepare traditional food from Nepal Monday, March 16th, from 11:00 AM to 1:15 PM at the Dining Hall.

Fall 2014:

Chinese Mid – Autumn Festival – Friday, September 19

 International Student Services and Department of English and Modern Languages at Missouri Western State University invite you to attend the Chinese Mid- Autumn Festival  at 4:00 pm on Friday, September 19, in Blum 218. At the festival you can find poems, songs, dances and games. Come and learn about Chinese culture while enjoying free food and gifts.

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Chinese Acrobats – Tuesday, September 23

International Student Services and the Center for Multicultural Education at Missouri Western State University invite you to attend the Chinese Acrobats at 7:00 pm on Tuesday September 23, in Fulkerson. Learn about Chinese culture and customs, and see Contortions, plate spinning, Chinese YO-YO, foot juggling and more.

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International Lecture Series Honduras – Tuesday, October 7

International Student Services at Missouri Western State University invites you to attend the Lecture Series on Honduras from 1:00 to 2:00 PM in Blum Union 222/223 on Tuesday, October 7. On October 6, Campus Dining Services will prepare traditional Honduran food from 11:00 AM to 1:15 PM at Dining Hall. Honduran desserts and appetizers will also be served during the lecture. This event is part of the International Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public. Please join us.

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International Lecture Series Turkmenistan – Tuesday, October 14

International Student Services at Missouri Western State University invites you to attend the Lecture Series on Turkmenistan at 2:30 PM in Blum Union 222/223 on Tuesday, October 14. This event is part of the International Lecture Series.  Turkmenistan desserts and appetizers will be served during the lecture. On October 13, Campus Dining Services will prepare traditional food from Turkmenistan.  A tasting will be offered as part of the regular lunch service in the dining hall from 11:00 am to 1:15 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public. Please join us.
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Saudi Arabia National Day – Wednesday, October 15

International Student Services at Missouri Western State University invites you to attend the Saudi Arabia National Day  at 5:00 PM in Spratt Hall 214/216 on Wednesday, October 15Enjoy Saudi Arabian food and learn about the cultures and customs in Saudi Arabia. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us.

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Homecoming events – Saturday , October 25

International Student Services at Missouri Western State University invites you to attend the Homecoming parade on Saturday October 25. Missouri Western holds multiple events during the homecoming week such as trivia night, a blood drive, a relay, dances, etc. If you would like to participate in any activities with other international students, please email iss@missouriwestern.edu. We need help building a float for the parade!

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SHATTO Milk Company Tour – Saturday, November 8

International students are invited to attend the Shatto Milk Company tour on Saturday, November 8.  The bus will leave at 9:00 AM from Blum Union and return to  campus by 1:30 PM, in time for the MWSU football game.  Seats are limited, so please sign up as soon as possible by emailing iss@missouriwestern.edu.
On this tour you can:
See the baby calves (you may possibly get to bottle-feed one yourself).
Milk a cow.
Get a first-hand look at where our cows live, what they eat, and how they are milked.
Learn how milk is processed (this includes a tour of the processing plant or viewing the actual process).
Watch how milk is packaged.
Sample many of Shatto Milk Company’s tasty products.

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International Fair – Tuesday , November 18

When was the last time you visited the Great Wall of China, got your name written in Arabic, or tried on a sari in India? You can cross all these items and more off your “to do list” by visiting International Fair 2014. Pick up your passport and travel around the world by making a stop at Blum Union on Tuesday, November 18, from 3:00 – 6:00 P.M. Taste ethnic food, pick up souvenirs, and win AMAZING prizes. Come interact with the international students while learning about the countries they come from. To sign up for a country booth, please email  iss@missouriwestern.edu.
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