Fort Hays State University's eighth annual observance of International Education Week will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at The Mall in Hays with the International Fair, featuring ethnic food and dancing, cultural songs and traditional clothing.
Cultural booths, sponsored by the International Student Union (ISU), will provide information about the students' respective countries and lifestyles. Some booths will have items for sale. Children are encouraged to participate in activities and crafts.
A performance of singing, dancing, martial arts and a style show will begin at 1 p.m. on a stage in the open area directly across from Regis Hair Salon at the north end of The Mall.
Throughout the following 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. 17, in the Dreiling Lobby of Sheridan Hall. A study abroad and exchange information table will be available in the Memorial Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Chinese Faculty presentation over music and legends is at 7 p.m. in the Trails Room.
The Hispanic Film Series will sponsor the showing of "O Auto da Compadecida ("A Dog's Will") at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Albertson Hall, room 169.
A China exchange presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Memorial Union's Cody Commons.
A study abroad and exchange information table will be available in the Memorial Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. Steven Chen will give a presentation on the Chinese culture of drinking tea at 2 p.m. in the Pioneer Room. A Study Abroad-National Student Exchange information meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Room.
For more information, call International Student Services at (785) 628-4276.