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College of EHHS Celebrates International Education Week, Nov. 15-19

Posted Nov, 12, 2010

Start your holiday shopping early with items from Ten Thousand Villages

Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS) and its Gerald H. Read Center for International & Intercultural Education will hold the second annual Ten Thousand Villages fair to help celebrate International Education Week from Nov. 15 to 19. Hundreds of items, including handmade gifts, jewelry, home décor and artwork, from all over the world will be on sale in room 200 of White Hall.

Photo from Ten Thousand VillagesTen Thousand Villages is a non-profit company that strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries. It accomplishes this by establishing a sustainable market for handmade products in North America and building long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisan partners lack opportunities for stable income.

Proceeds from the sale will help to fund a study abroad scholarship. Last year, Heather Waun, a College of EHHS student, received the scholarship and visited Ireland.

“International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide,” said Dr. Linda Robertson, director of the Center for International and Intercultural Education at Kent State University. “It is joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and is part of the Gerald H. Read Center’s efforts 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.”

For more information about International Education Week, go to www.kent.edu/ehhs/ciie/events or contact Rose Onders at ronders@kent.edu.

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Hundreds of items, including handmade gifts, jewelry, home décor and artwork, from all over the world will be on sale in room 200 of White Hall on the Kent State University campus as part of the second Annual Ten Thousand Villages fair during International Education Week from Nov. 15 to 19.

Media Contacts:
Rose Onders, ronders@kent.edu, 330-672-0564
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595