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WestConn celebrated International Education Week in November with a variety of lectures, film screenings and discussions, including “International Language Panel: The Importance of Language in Today's World.” There also was a screening of “The Singing Revolution,” which depicts how the Estonian people peacefully gained their freedom and helped topple an empire along the way, followed by a Q&A session with Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Chris Kukk, who recently returned from a Fulbright teaching experience in Estonia, and Maureen Castle Tusty, the film's director/producer.

Additional events included several presentations by the Muslim Student Association to demystify Islam, information sessions about the International Student Exchange Program, the Peace Corps and WestConn’s Study Abroad program. The WCSU German Studies Center presented “Exploring the History and Contributions of German Singing Societies" and the WCSU Graduate Student Union hosted author and attorney Diane Rapaport, who discussed her award-winning books “The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England” and “New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians.”