Fort Hays State University students and the Hays community will celebrate the sixth annual International Education Week from Nov. 13-17.
IEW will be celebrated on campus and off campus. The celebration will include a wide variety of interactive activities, events and presentations for all ages, incorporating imaginative approaches as a means to integrate FHSU's foreign students to a U.S. campus and community life, according to Marnie Kohl, administrative specialist of student affairs and program coordinator of international student services.
"The first IEW was celebrated in an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and to attract future leader from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States," said Kohl. "It is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide."
Sponsored by FHSU's International Student Union, IEW will feature an array of presentations in FHSU classes and in the Hays community and schools, including presentations on exchange programs, and Forsyth Library will post national and international exchange information on a bulletin board.
The Fall 2006 International Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at The Mall in Hays. "This activity, usually the last event of the week, will take place before the week officially begins because the next week is fall break and we thought that students would want to participate," said Kohl.
At 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, an IEW proclamation will be signed in the Dreiling Lobby of Sheridan Hall followed by a reception. At 7 p.m., the movie "Crash" will be shown in the east livingroom of McMindes Hall. A discussion on racism will follow.
Tuesday, Nov. 14, features Japanese International Spice at 7 p.m. in the west lounge of McMindes Hall.
Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. is Geographic Information Systems Day on the second floor of Tomanek Hall.
On Thursday, Nov. 16, a Model United Nations will be conducted all day in the Memorial Union. A puppet show for FHSU's Tiger Tots will be at 9 a.m. in Palmer Recital Hall of Malloy Hall. A Study Abroad/National Student Exchange informational meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Stouffer Lounge of the Memorial Union.
Friday, Nov. 17, Art A La Cart, featuring musical entertainment from Taiwan and Turkey, will be at 12:15 p.m. in Cody Commons on the lower level of the Memorial Union.
All activities are free, and the public is invited.
For more information, contact Kohl at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (785) 628-4276, or go to the Web at http:///www/fhsu.edu/international/IEW2006.shtml.