The four-day event at UTPA is sponsored by the Office of International Programs (OIP).
|Alfred Valenzuela, retired U.S. Army major general, will be a featured speaker during this year's International Days activities at UTPA. Valenzuela will speak Nov. 15, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Student Union Theater. Hispanic Business Magazine has named Valenzuela one of the nation's 100 most influential Hispanics.|
This year's theme is "Achieving Global Peace," and will feature keynote speaker Alfred Valenzuela, a retired U.S. Army major general, who will speak Nov. 15 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Student Union Theater. Hispanic Business Magazine named Valenzuela one of the 100 most influential Hispanics. Valenzuela is also the recipient of the Humanitarian Service Medal.
The week will include several panel discussions obtaining and maintaining peace throughout the world, as well as an art exhibit from the International Museum of Art and Science at the University Gallery and film screenings. UTPA's student group Artists Unanimous will have their works on display throughout the event.
On Thursday, Nov. 18, the OIP will have its Study Abroad Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. that will highlight upcoming trips to several European countries, China, Morocco and Peru.
International Days will culminate with Cultural Night Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. in the student quad, featuring international food tastings, performances from the UTPA African Drumming Ensemble, UTPA Mariachis, as well as various University dance groups and dance groups from Vanguard Academy and the Mercedes Independent School District.
For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the Office of International Program's website.