Posted on: January 22, 2020 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Moraine Valley staff and students were able to take a trip into the unknown during International Education Week, which was November 18 – 22 this year.

The week-long event dedicated each day to a different aspect of Moraine’s diverse student population. Monday focused on “Holidays around the World,” in which the International Student Association had displays about different religious holidays. On Tuesday, Josh Fulton, Associate Professor of History, held a presentation on the “History of Baseball in America and its Fans around the World.” Fulton spent about an hour covering the history of baseball before taking the lecture to the Building G Gym for a hands-on lesson. Participants were able to practice catching and throwing before putting their new skills to test in a short game. Wednesday was the perfect chilly day for afternoon tea, as students dressed in traditional garb from a variety of countries served tea to attendees. Thursday was a day for learning, as students and staff were able to learn words and phrases in different languages. After the session, attendees were able to put their skills to use by having conversations with other students in the foreign languages. International Education Week ended on a high note with Moraine professors talking about their experiences being overseas before coming to Moraine.

The week was designed to present events for the Moraine community to learn about the diversity on campus. Students who are interested in learning more about International Student Services can visit the office in S217 or by emailing Gianna Kafka at

You can also see more about diverse celebrations in our center spread in this issue on December celebrations from various cultures and religions.

Pam Wilinski can be contacted at