News Release

Published on Friday, November 07, 2008

In celebration of International Education Week, Nov. 17-21, Western Technical College will be hosting a Multicultural Event on Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 9:30-11:15 a.m. in the Kumm Center TC Café, on the La Crosse campus.

The event, sponsored by Western’s Diversity Task Force Committee, will feature international food tasting, displays, cultural presentations, and door prizes. It is free and open to the public.

Representatives from countries and cultures such as Alaskan Native, Bangladesh, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, England, Guatemala, Ho-Chunk Nation, Laos, Macedonia, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Ukraine, and Vietnam will be in attendance. Western currently has 18 international students enrolled in degree programs and nearly 30 are participating in the college’s Goal-Oriented Adult Learning Program.

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize and promote the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries. Since its inception in 2000, IEW has grown in size and scope, to become a global event, with students, educators, and community leaders participating in a wide range of activities to celebrate the benefits of internationalism in our classrooms and educational systems.

To learn more about International Education Week, visit the Web site at For details on additional programs and services at Western, call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at