In observance of International Education Week 2008, Lone Star College-North Harris is promoting international education and understanding by hosting a week of celebrations Nov. 17 through 20-all events are free and open to the community. Activities include special events each day that will showcase international customs, foods, films, music, dances, and guest speakers.
International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. Lone Star College-North Harris has a large international student population representing more than 80 countries. Scheduled events are:
Monday, Nov. 17
"CIA- Nation Building in Iraq," presentation by Political Science Professor Carolyn Davis, noon, Academic Building, room A-126.
"Rosita's Day of the Dead," One Woman/One Act Play, Performing Arts Theatre, 2 p.m. A Title V sponsored event.
Tuesday, Nov. 18
"International Show," including: Voices Around the World, Costume Parade, Music and Dance.
"Scottish Bagpipe," performance by Rudy Quiroga, LSC-North Harris staff, noon, campus center courtyard.
Wednesday, Nov. 19
"Loteria," presented by the Latin American Student Organization, noon, Student Center, room SC- 204.
"Caribbean Steel Band Concert," performing authentic Trinidadian music, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Theatre.
Thursday, Nov. 20
"Gypsies," musical performance and ethnic food sampling, noon, campus center courtyard.
"Shaolin Kung Fu Martial Arts Demonstration and Lion Dance," 7 p.m., Student Center.
Additional presentations include LSC-North Harris art exhibits: "Detrital Terrain," by artist Ken Mazzu instructor at the Glassell School of Art and a former Core Fellow of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in the college's Fine Arts Gallery until December 1 and a "Student Photography Exhibition," in the college's Library Art Gallery through Nov. 21.
For more information or a schedule of International Education Week activities and event locations, call Professor Theresa McGinley at 281.618.5586.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. It is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.
Nov. 6, 2008
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