Building on Our Success
Kent State Internationalization Symposium 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016, 8:15 am
Kent State Hotel and Conference Center

Kent State Symposium 2016


Exact times are subject to change.

8:15 AM Check-In, Continental Breakfast and Networking
9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Frank Congin, Director of Academic Relations, Office of Global Education, Kent State University
9:15 AM Keynote Address I
Dr. Julian Schuster, Provost, Webster University, St. Louis, MO
10:00 AM Morning Musical Interlude
Music Provided by Tiago Delgado and the Stopper String Quartet, Kent State School of Music
10:15 AM Considering Internationalization: The Region
Joseph Cimperman, President, Global Cleveland
11:00 AM Considering Internationalization: The University
Dr. Marcello Fantoni, Associate Provost, Office of Global Education, Kent State University
11:45 AM Morning Poetry Interlude
Student Poetry Readings from Oman, India and Iran
Sponsored by the Wick Poetry Center
12:00 PM Keynote Address II
Dr. Beverly Warren, President, Kent State University
Lunch will follow President Warren's Address
1:30 PM Afternoon Musical Interlude
Music Provided by Tierradentro String Quartet, Kent State School of Music
1:45 PM Afternoon Break
2:15 PM Concurrent Break-Out Sessions
Session A: Engaging the International Student in the Classroom
Dr. Martha Merrill, Associate Professor, College of Education, Health and Human Services, Kent State University
Session B: The Internationalization of the College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. James Blank, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Kent State University
3:00 PM Afternoon Break
3:15 PM Considering Internationalization: The State
Lauren McGarity, Ohio G.R.E.A.T. Initiative
3:45 PM Final Considerations
Al-Mabuk Jaffer Hassan, Academic Advisor
4:00 PM Closing Remarks
Dr. Todd Diacon, Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Kent State University
4:30 PM Symposium Mixer, Nineteen 10 Lounge, Conference Center (Cash Bar)