International Education Week Nov. 17-21

November 12 2008

The seventh annual International Education Week at Indiana State University will be celebrated Nov. 17-21 with a wide range of cultural activities. There are over 400 international students representing 61 nations studying at ISU and many will be taking part in events throughout the week.

Highlights of the week include the unveiling of the "One Tree, Many Roots" mural featuring hand-painted flags from around the world, an international cooking competition, panel discussions and a concert by the Trinidad Tripoli Steelband. Students will also represent ISU at the International Festival in Indianapolis.

International Education Week events include:

- Saturday, Nov. 15: Indian Global Night, 5:30 p.m., South Vigo High School (3737 S. 7th St.), contact Abhishek Dharmaraj at adharmaraj@indstate.edu for tickets

- Sunday, Nov. 16: International Cooking Competition, 7-9 p.m., Pickerl Hall lobby

- Monday, Nov. 17: International Student Cultural Fair, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Hulman Memorial Student Union Commons; "International Challenges and the Possible Foreign Policy of the Obama Administration," panel discussion sponsored by the political science department, 3:30-5 p.m., Holmstedt Hall room 116

- Tuesday, Nov. 18: "Helping International Students Succeed in the Classroom," panel discussion for U.S. students from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a panel discussion for faculty from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Holmstedt Hall room 116

- Wednesday, Nov. 19: "Cultural Expression: From Traditional Expression to Modern Context," presentation by art professor Ray Chen, 11 a.m., Hulman Memorial Student Union room 321; "North Korea: 'Outpost of Tyranny' or a 'Shrimp amongst Whales''", presentation by International Affairs Center Director Jacques Fuqua, 12 p.m., Hulman Memorial Student Union, room 407

- Thursday, Nov. 20: "Sycamores in China," panel discussion moderated by Dr. Wei He of the organizational department, 3:30 p.m., Root Hall, room A-110; Trinidad Tripoli Steelband concert, 7-9 p.m., Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede I, sponsored by Student Activities and Organizations

More information is available online.

International Education Week is part of a national initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education designed to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

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Contact: Randy Green, Indiana State University, International Affairs Center, 812-237-2440 or iac@indstate.edu

Writer: Emily Taylor, Indiana State University, Communications and Marketing, 812-237-3790 or etaylor16@indstate.edu

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The seventh annual International Education Week at Indiana State University will be celebrated Nov. 17-21 with a wide range of cultural activities.

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