ISU to host International Education Week, related events

November 13, 2009

 

ISU celebrates and recognizes the cultural differences represented in the Wabash Valley and beyond with International Education Week Nov. 14 through Nov. 20.

Activities kick off Nov. 14 with Indian Global Night. The event will give those who attend an opportunities to experience a variety of Indian cultural performances and cuisine. It takes place from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Terre Haute South Vigo High School. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by emailing sborusu@indstate.edu. Tickets are $7 for students, $12 for staff, and $15 for all others.

On Nov. 16, learn more about the variety of cultures and student groups represented on the ISU campus with a visit to the Commons Cultural Fair in Hulman Memorial Student Union from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Several groups will present cultural displays and interactive activities. Academic Programs Abroad will also be sponsoring a passport fair at the kiosk in the Commons. A representative from the local passport office will be on hand to help U.S. citizens begin the process of applying for passports.

On Nov. 17, Vigo County students will have an opportunity during their school day to travel the world within the walls of the Booker T. Washington Community Center, located at 13th and College streets in Terre Haute. On the ISU campus, panelists will lead a discussion at noon in Hulman Memorial Student Union, room 321 about the study abroad program in China. At 3 p.m. the College of Education, room 202 panelists will discuss the Chinese education system. And at 6:30 p.m., all are invited to participate in "Taste of the World" cooking class from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Family Worship Center, 2901 S. Seventh St. in Terre Haute. Tickets are available by emailing isu-ips@indstate.edu.

On Nov. 18, the office of International Programs and Services hosts an open house in the Rhoads Hall Mezzanine, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. And Cunningham Memorial Library will host Language Games Day from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the special events area.

ISU faculty members are encouraged to attend the workshop "Leading Short-term Travel Seminars Abroad" either Nov. 19 or 20 in Stalker Hall, room 215, between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

On Nov. 20, International students will travel to Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis to watch the Indiana Pacers take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.

And on Nov. 20, 21, and 22, the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis will host the International Festival.

For a complete schedule of the International Education Week events, visit http://www.indstate.edu/ips/inteducationweek.htm.