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!

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Spring 2015 Semester Events :

One World Soccer Tournament – February , 17 – March , 25 , 2015

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 Club, and Recreation Services. This year’s registration deadline will be February 9th 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 February 17th, 18th 24th 25th,  March 3, 4th, 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th 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.

One World Soccer Tournament Captain Contract and Registration Form

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International Lecture Series Nepal

International Student Services at Missouri Western State University invites you to attend the Lecture Series on Nepal Tuesday March 17th from 1:00 to 2:30 PM in Blum Union 222/223. Campus Dining Services will prepare traditional Nepal food Monday March 16th from 11:00 AM to 1:15 PM at Dining Hall. Nepal desserts and appetizers will also be served during the lecture. This event is part of the International Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public. Please join us.

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

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Past Events

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  at5:00 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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