LSC-Kingwood To Celebrate Cultural Diversity During International Education Week, Nov. 16-20

Published on: October 28, 2009

HOUSTON (Oct. 28, 2009) – Students from other nations will share their native culture, foods, dance and arts with others in a week-long celebration when Lone Star College-Kingwood honors International Education Week, Nov. 16-20. Cultural Diversity

Throughout the week, various works of art celebrating the international theme and other cultural exhibits will be on display in the Student Center/Fine Arts Building. Campus festivities begin on Monday with a special kick-off celebration beginning at noon on the SFA patio. Mariachi Calmecac will perform and a variety of snacks and drinks will be available for free.  At 1:00 p.m. in SFA 125/126, a cake and punch reception will follow a short program featuring a welcome by Dr. Katherine Persson, president of LSC-Kingwood, and a representative from the City of Houston. Student displays will also be presented in the SFA Atrium and International Hall of Flags.

LSC-Kingwood’s popular “KingWorld Festival” returns on Tuesday, Nov. 17, incorporating cultural exhibits, food and music beginning at 10 a.m. at the SFA Outdoor Commons.  The event will feature live entertainment by the Karina Nistal Band.

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, more than 100 students, their families, and staff members at LSC-Kingwood will share dishes from one another’s countries at the annual ethnic dinner and celebration beginning at 6 p.m. that evening in the Student Center/Fine Arts Building dining area. Gypsy Dance theater will perform for the crowd beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

The week culminates with a closing ceremony beginning at 11:30, which will include exhibits, food, music, and a presentation about Iran by Masoud Shafiei, director of the LSC-Kingwood Intensive English Program, and his wife, Alice Savage. The presentation will be held in the SFA building, room 125/126 and a special Iranian lunch will be available for those who attend Dr. Shafiei’s presentation

The community is invited to come and join in the celebration of cultural diversity and exchange of international understanding. For more information about the International Education Week activities at LSC-Kingwood, visit LoneStar.edu./kingwood or contact the Office of Student Activities at 281-312-1799

Register for spring 2010 credit classes beginning Nov. 9 in one of three ways: phone, online or on campus.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Register early for best course selection. Current students can register by telephone at 281-519-6625. Former and current students can register online at LoneStar.edu/registration. For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600.