Kent State Celebrates International Education Week, Nov. 14-18
Kent State University’s International Education Week will take place Monday to Friday, Nov. 14-18, with a variety of activities and events lined up throughout the week.
“As we prepare to celebrate International Education Week, we want the university community to become more aware of the benefits of global education, as well as the need to engage with the world beyond our campuses, which is one of our goals as a university,” said Mary Anne Saunders, executive director of Kent State’s Office of Global Education.
The 2011 International Education Week will feature the following events and more:
U.S. Diplomat in Residence Speaks About a Career in Service to Our Country
United States Diplomat in Residence James Ellickson-Brown will speak to Kent State faculty, staff and students on Monday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m., in the Governance Chambers of the Kent Student Center. Ellickson-Brown will give a one-hour presentation on “Foreign Service: A Career of Adventure and Challenge in Service to Your Country.” He will answer questions from the audience following his presentation. This event is free and open to the university community.
Kent State’s Office of Global Education and Dining Services will host the 4th International Cook-Off event on Monday, Nov. 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. Eight student teams representing different countries will compete in the International Cook-Off event that promotes cultural and global awareness at Kent State. This year’s judges are Kent Councilwoman Heidi Shaffer, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert G. Frank and Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alfreda Brown.
Kent State’s Office of Global Education, Department of Mail Services and the United States Postal Service are partnering to hold a Passport Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Kent Student Center on the main floor.
Kent State Amazing Race
This year, Kent State’s Office of Global Education is very pleased to offer a race around the “world” (campus), testing student’s knowledge of international pop culture, on Friday, Nov. 18, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Students must successfully complete challenges in order to receive a clue as to which “country” (campus location) they must travel to next. The first team to successfully complete all challenges, and find the finish line will be the winning team. If you have ever wanted to compete in the televised “The Amazing Race,” then you will love this event!
View a full calendar of events marking International Education Week.
For more information about International Education Week, contact Tori Nethery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about global efforts at Kent State.