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(Mahwah) – Ramapo College of New Jersey will celebrate International Education Week November 12 – 16 by hosting informative, educational and entertaining programs throughout the week.  The programs will be sponsored by the college’s Roukema Center for International Education.

There will be a lecture by Wyckoff resident Harriet Shugarman, who will speak about The Climate Project, on Thursday, November 15, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Alumni Lounges located in the Robert A. Scott Student Center on campus.

Shugarman completed a rigorous training program led by former Vice President Al Gore to spread the message about the threat of and solutions to global warming.  As part of the training, she conducts presentation in and around New Jersey, discussing how individuals, businesses, schools and other organizations can be part of the solution to the issue of global warming.  She is one of 1,000 people from around the country who have been trained by Gore.  Shugarman has spent her career working as an economist, policy advocate and educator.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please call 201.684.7567.

Other activities planned for students during the week are:

Monday, November 12

  • “Project Chairs,” 1 – 3 p.m., Robert A. Scott Student Center, second floor
    Monetary donations to purchase desks and chairs for the classroom will be accepted to help children in Afghanistan.
  • “What’s Up With Study Abroad?,” 1 – 2 p.m., Roukema Center, Anisfield School of Business, first floor
    Students will ask students about their experiences abroad.
  • Global Quizzes, 1 – 2:30 p.m., Fishbowl
    Participants will take a global quiz and enter their name and score to win one of five prizes.

Tuesday, November 13

  • “Around the World in Thirty Minutes,” 1 – 2 p.m., SC-136
    International students will give presentations about their home countries.
  • Global Quizzes, 1 – 2 p.m, Fishbowl

Wednesday

  • “Language Tables in the Fishbowl!,” 1 – 2 p.m.
    Learn a few phrases in Arabic, Russian, Chinese and other languages.
  • “Project Chairs,” 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Mad Hot Latin!, 3:15 p.m.
    Dance like the stars!  Learn to salsa, do the merengue and cha-cha.

Thursday

  • “ISLAM-ophobia,” 1 – 2:30 p.m, The Pavilion, Room 2
  • Global Quizzes, 1 – 2 p.m., Fishbowl

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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