International Education Week to be proclaimed Nov. 15-19 at FHSU

International Education Week at Fort Hays State University, Nov. 15-19, will be celebrated both on and off campus with a wide variety of interactive activities, events, and presentations for people of all ages. Activities will incorporate imaginative approaches as a means to integrate foreign students into a U.S. campus and community life.

Fort Hays State University will start off its fourth annual International Education Week with a ceremony by Hays Mayor Sunell Koerner and university President Edward H. Hammond signing a Proclamation declaring Nov. 15-19 International Education Week in Hays and on the FHSU campus. The signing, and a reception afterward, will kick off the week at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Dreiling Lobby of Sheridan Hall on the FHSU campus.

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education first celebrated International Education Week as part of an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for the global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

The Office of International Student Service staff, faculty, administrators and international students will be among those in attendance at the signing. A number of other events, activities, and presentations are planned for not only International Education Week, but for the remainder of the school year as part of the celebration.

" We encourage the participation of all individuals interested in international education and global issues to join us in the IEW activities including schools, organizations, businesses, and community organizations," said Carol Solko, coordinator of international student services.

FHSU will celebrate the week with a variety of activities on the campus and in the Hays community, including a Saturday event:

Monday, Nov. 15
-- Dr. Ken Holland, Kansas State University associate provost of international programs, guest speaker on benefits of internationalization; 7 p.m., Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
-- Display of international items in the Memorial Union and Forsyth Library, all week.
-- National and international exchange bulletin board in Forsyth Library.
-- International Student Union will host presentations in the multiculturalism classes throughout the week.
-- ISU will host presentations in the Hays community and schools throughout the week.
-- ISU will host workshops on campus throughout the week.
-- Scholarship recipients will speak at the Rotary International luncheon.
Tuesday, Nov. 16
-- Classroom presentations on exchange programs, all week.
-- International Film Festival, McMindes Hall East Lounge, 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 17
-- Art a la Carte; music students from Taiwan will play traditional Chinese instruments; Memorial Union, southwest seating area, 12:15 p.m.
-- Presentation by Dr. Robert Rook on his Middle Eastern sabbatical; 2:30-3:30 p.m., Trails Room, Memorial Union.
-- Trading Faces; McMindes Hall West Lounge, 7-8:30 p.m.
-- GIS Day 2004; activities in the Memorial Union and Tomanek Hall.
Thursday, Nov. 18
-- Study Abroad/National Student Exchange information meeting; Trails Room, Memorial Union, 4:30 p.m.
-- Model UN; Memorial Union, all day.
-- FHSU Geography Bowl; prizes will be awarded; Fort Hays Ballroom, Memorial Union, 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 19
-- Roundtable discussion on International related topics; people are welcome to bring lunch; Stouffer Lounge, Memorial Union, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 20
-- International Fair; The Mall, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

For complete details on the week's events and activities, see the Web site, More information is also available from Marnie Kohl, (785) 628-4276.

Partial support for this project has been provided by the U.S. Dept. of State, through a grant from the Cooperative Grants Program of NAFSA: Assoc. of Int?l Educators.

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