International Fair to kick off International Education Week
11/09/2007

International Education Week -- Fort Hays State University's seventh annual observance of the tradition -- will kick off with the International Fair, featuring ethnic food and authentic dancing, cultural songs and traditional clothing beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in The Mall.

The fair features cultural booths, sponsored by the International Student Union, to provide information about the students' respective countries and unique lifestyles. Children are encouraged to come and participate in activities including learning Chinese songs and making Japanese origami. At 1 p.m. the students will perform cultural pieces such as Tai Chi and Tae Kwon Do and display clothing through a style show.

Throughout the rest of the week, ISU students will read cultural stories to Tiger Tots, make presentations in the Hays community and area schools, and speak to classes at the university about exchange programs.

A formal proclamation of International Education Week comes at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Dreiling Lobby of Sheridan Hall.

The Model United Nations, an FHSU tradition for 34 years, will be in the Memorial Union all day Thursday, Nov. 15, beginning at 8 a.m. FHSU students in a Model U.N. class through the Department of Political Science promote and organize the simulation of United Nations procedures for about 200 participating high school students.

The students play roles representing different countries and will be given realistic, on-going global problems to discuss. Each delegation provides a resolution, and the best three are later discussed so that everyone may reach an overall consensus.

The public is invited to watch. Participants will use all areas of the union.

A Study Abroad-National Student Exchange informational meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 15 in the Stouffer Lounge, and at 7:30 p.m., the German Club will present a German film in Albertson Hall, room 169.

As an information recap to the week on study abroad and exchange, an information table will be available in the union on Friday, Nov. 16.

For more information, call International Student Services at (785) 628-4276.


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