International Education Week themed "One Tree -- Many Roots"

November 9 2007

The sixth annual International Education Week at Indiana State University kicks off Monday with a Parade of Nations at noon, followed by cultural performances at 5 p.m. The theme for this year’s observance is, “One Tree -- Many Roots.”

The week-long celebration of the diversity on campus, from Nov. 12-18, features discussions and presentations with an international flavor, a foreign film series at ISU’s Cunningham Memorial Library, an international Jeopardy competition, and an Indian Global Night of cuisine and performances. Members of the community are invited to join Indiana State students, faculty and staff in the activities.

There are more than 500 international students at ISU, representing 80 different countries.

MEDIA VIDEO/PHOTO OPPS:

Monday, NOV. 12:
- Noon to 12:30 p.m., Parade of Nations (students dressed in native dress and carrying their country’s flag), in the Food Court Area of the Commons at HMSU.
- 4 to 5 p.m., Cultural Fair, in Dede I of HMSU
- 5 to 6 p.m., Cultural Performances, in Dede I of HMSU

Thursday, NOV. 15:
- 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Formal Agreement Signing between Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University in Bangkok, Thailand, and ISU, 9th floor lounge, HMSU

Sunday, NOV. 18:
- 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Indian Global Night (sponsored by the Indian Student Association), Hulman Center

ABOUT:
International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education in an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

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Contact: Randy Green, International Affairs Center, Indiana State University, (812) 237-2439 or aafgreen@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer: Katie Spanuello, media relations assistant director, Indiana State University, (812) 237-3790 or kspanuello@isugw.indstate.edu

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The sixth annual International Education Week at Indiana State University, hosted by the International Affairs Center, kicks off Monday with a Parade of Nations followed by cultural performances. The theme for this year's observance is, "One Tree -- Many Roots."

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