Location changed for signing of International Education Week proclamation
11/08/2006

Hays Mayor Wayne Billinger will sign Fort Hays State University's sixth annual International Education Week proclamation at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the east living room of McMindes Hall. A reception will follow.

A scheduling conflict forced a change in location for the signing of the IEW proclamation.

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 FHSU's Forsyth Library will post national and international exchange information on a bulletin board.

This year, FHSU has 202 foreign students from 22 different countries. "The numbers are split between 81 undergrad students, 84 graduate students and 37 ESL students, FHSU's program teaching English as a Second Language," said Carol Solko-Olliff, director of international and disabled student services. "Foreign enrollment has increased this year by about 75 students and all the Turkish students along with any other foreign students able to come will be present at the signing of the proclamation."

Activities for the week:

Saturday, Nov. 11
International Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at The Mall.

Monday, Nov. 13
Movie, "Crash," 7 p.m., in the east living room of McMindes Hall. A discussion on racism will follow.

Tuesday, Nov. 14
Japanese International Spice, 7 p.m., McMindes Hall, west lounge.

Wednesday, Nov. 15
Geographic Information Systems Day, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tomanek Hall, second floor.

Thursday, Nov. 16
Model United Nations in the Memorial Union, all day
Puppet show for FHSU's Tiger Tots, 9 a.m. in Palmer Recital Hall of Malloy Hall
Study Abroad/National Student Exchange informational meeting, 4:30 p.m., Stouffer Lounge, Memorial Union.
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Friday, Nov. 17
Art A La Cart, 12:15 p.m., featuring musical entertainment from Taiwan and Turkey, Cody Commons, the lower level of the Memorial Union.

All activities are free, and the public is invited.

For more information, contact Marnie Kohl at mkohl@fhsu.edu or by phone at (785) 628-4276, or go to the Web at http:///www/fhsu.edu/international/IEW2006.shtml.


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