Global Initiatives Week - November 7-14, 2014

Think Global. Act Local.

Throughout the Greater La Crosse Region.

November 7-14, 2014

 

INCREASING AWARENESS:

- Highlight the connections our region has with communities around the world

- Educate individuals in our community regarding global issues

- Be a catalyst for conversations, ideas and initiatives

INSPIRING ACTION:

- Inspire and motivate people to become involved in global issues locally and abroad

- Improve our community through increased cultural competency

- Contribute to our region’s economic growth

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Global Initiatives Week PDF

We invite all organizations and businesses in the Coulee Region to consider doing one thing during Global Initiatives Week to increase awareness of global activities and issues, and encourage people to get involved! Your event will be advertised on a centralized calendar of events for the week, but what you do is up to you. The Global Initiatives Week calendar of events will be made available mid-October on this page.

Ideas of what you can do include:

  • Specials or discounts on cultural items or clothing
  • Live band playing international music, or show a film on a global issue
  • Host a breakfast or coffee social with a cultural/global group in our community
  • Host a cultural dance performance, or hold a cooking demonstration of ethnic foods
  • Provide information on how to obtain a passport or how to obtain vaccinations
  • Provide information on international business etiquette or host an educational session
  • Show cultural artwork in your business
  • Need more ideas? Click HERE for a full listing.

Post your event below.

Add Your Calendar Feed

If you know of an event feed you think belongs in this calendar, paste its iCalendar (.ics) feed’s URL below. If approved, its events will be added to this calendar.

Get Your Own Calendar

If you already have your own WordPress website, it’s easy to install your own All-in-One Event Calendar from Timely:

  1. Browse to time.ly/get-your-own-calendar.
  2. Download the free All-in-One Event Calendar plugin.
  3. Log into your WordPress dashboard.
  4. Browse to Plugins > Add New > Upload.
  5. Choose the .zip file you just downloaded, and click Install Now.

That’s it! You’ll have your own All-in-One Calendar up and running within minutes.

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November 7, 2014 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Luncheon with Sister Cities International President and CEO Mary Kane @ Banquet Room, Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
Global Initiatives Week Kickoff Luncheon Presented by World Services of La Crosse La Crosse, Wisconsin, has a vibrant Sister Cities program, boasting seven such relationships and possibly more in the works. Come learn how those[...]
Film Screening: HIGH TENSION @ Radisson Ballroom
November 7, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Film Screening: HIGH TENSION @ Radisson Ballroom | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
In the spring of 2013, “The Swiss Machine” Ueli Steck set out to climb Mount Everest and then neighboring Lhotse without oxygen. But he and climbing partner Simone Moro ended up in an ugly confrontation[...]
Global Friendship Celebration @ La Crosse Public Library
November 8, 2014 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Global Friendship Celebration @ La Crosse Public Library | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
Discover the world! Experience world cultures through dance, crafts, games, language and traditional attire with students from the UW-L Office of International Education. Kids can pick up a “passport” and have it stamped at each[...]
Tastes from Around the World @ Gundersen LaCrosse Campus Cafeteria
November 10, 2014 – November 14, 2014 all-day
Tastes from Around the World @ Gundersen LaCrosse Campus Cafeteria | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
In honor of Global Initiatives week, the cafeteria at Gundersen Lutheren will be serving dishes from around the world! There will be one new, unique food served each day. We invite you to come in[...]
Envision Program Presentation @ Gundersen LaCrosse Campus (Overholt Auditorium)
November 11, 2014 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Envision Program Presentation @ Gundersen LaCrosse Campus (Overholt Auditorium) | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
Want to learn more about clean energy? Come join us as presenters Jeff Rich and Tom Thompson explain Gundersen’s Envision program! More about the progarm: Gundersen Health System’s environmental program, Envision®, is a model for[...]
Cultural Coffee Hour: Business @ Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall
November 11, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Cultural Coffee Hour: Business @ Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
The Office of International Education at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse will be hosting our International Coffee Hour program November 11, 2014 at 4:00 PM in the Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall. We will be featuring[...]
November 11, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Study Abroad Presentations: UW-L College of Business Administration      @ University of Wisconsin-La Crosse  Campus | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
Global Consulting Program (GCP), a 16-day study abroad program (May/June 2014) in Bratislava, Slovakia brought students from different countries and backgrounds to work together in teams to research and propose solutions for real local companies,[...]
International Exploration Day @ North Woods International School
November 12, 2014 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
International Exploration Day @ North Woods International School | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
North Woods International students will have the opportunity to develop global competence during November’s International Exploration Day. By rotating between classrooms, students will have the opportunity to learn more about their grade level’s “Continent of[...]
Music in the Holocaust presented by Sonja Larson @ This will be an online webinar.
November 12, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Music in the Holocaust presented by Sonja Larson @ This will be an online webinar. | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
Sonja Larson, Fulbright Scholar and Viterbo University alumna, will speak about her global experiences researching Music in the Holocaust and Jewish Music Poland, studying opera in Italy, and taking a pilgrimage to Rwanda. She will[...]
Showing of Dakota 38 @ Gundersen LaCrosse Campus (Overholt Auditorium)
November 12, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Showing of Dakota 38 @ Gundersen LaCrosse Campus (Overholt Auditorium) | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
Come join us as we watch the film Dakota 38, a powerful documentary of a Native American man rediscover his historic roots! This film is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.[...]
Babies (Documentary) @ La Crosse Public Library
November 13, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Babies (Documentary) @ La Crosse Public Library | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmès, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, Babies simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of[...]
International Dance @ Viterbo University
November 14, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
International Dance @ Viterbo University | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
This international dance will have a theme of Around the Globe, highlighting different cultures throughout the night. At this time, this event is open to only Viterbo students. Share

Please contact Liz Arnold at 608-775-3833 for additional information.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATION’S FOR HELPING WITH THE PLANNING OF GLOBAL INITIATIVES WEEK:

  • Coulee Bank
  • Gundersen Global Partners
  • Kwik Trip
  • La Crosse Sister Cities
  • La Crosse Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • School District of La Crosse
  • University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • Viterbo University
  • Western Technical College