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EHHS Celebrates International Education Week Nov. 16-20

Posted Nov, 12, 2009

The College of Education, Health and Human Services’ Gerald H. Read Center for International & Intercultural Education at Kent State University will hold special events for students, staff, faculty and the surrounding community to help celebrate International Education Week from Nov. 16-20. Activities will include an international food menu at Food 4 Thought café; student, faculty and guest presentations; and a Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Festival in White Hall.

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. 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.

The schedule for the International Education Week is:

Monday-Friday, Nov. 16-20:
The College of EHHS’ Food for Thought café, located on the second floor of White Hall, will feature international menu specials all week. Did you know that its coffee is always fair trade coffee?

Retailer Ten Thousand Villages will hold a festival sale in 200 White Hall to help raise funds for study abroad scholarships. The fair-trade items include jewelry, home décor and other holiday gifts from 30 countries. Daily hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and extended hours on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5-7 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 16, 4:30-7 p.m., 217 White Hall:
Graduate students in Dr. Ken Cushner’s International and Intercultural Dimensions of Teaching and Learning class will make presentations.

Presentations include:
Hilda Pettit: Internationalizing Higher Education
Noraliz Ruiz: Teaching American Students: A Reflection from a Puerto Rican
Claudia Sander: Living in the USA: Taking a Look from the Outside
Samuel Muhammed: International Students and Domestic Diversity Initiatives
Nancy Thompson: Open Doors: Institute of International Education as a Resource
Jennifer Campbell: ACE: Measuring Internationalization at Community Colleges
Dale Lisonbee: Know Before You Go, Ethical Considerations for Study Abroad Programs
Robyn Heiman: Finding a Career in International Education, Exchange and Development

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 4:30 p.m., Moulton Hall Ballroom:
Dr. Linda Davis, Vice President at the College of The Bahamas, will deliver a Gerald H. Read Lecture, Understanding the Global Context of Educational Leadership.

Friday, Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m., Moulton Hall Ballroom:
Dr. Wayne Munson, former director of the School of Exercise, Leisure and Sport, will present Friluftsliv: The Basis of Norwegian Culture, a celebration of Norwegian music and food.

For more information about International Education Week, contact Rose Onders at ronders@kent.edu or 330-672-0564.

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