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Global Awareness Day Set for April 14 at Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lone Star College-Montgomery's International Student Organization has scheduled a variety of activities for Global Awareness Day, set for Wednesday, April 14.

The free event kicks off at 11 a.m., with an array of cultural displays from different countries located in the fountain courtyard area outside Building C. An international luncheon that includes food from a variety of countries around the world will also take place around the courtyard. The event will also feature two performances, including Capoeira, a presentation from the Brazilian Arts Foundation that explores Brazil through dance, music, and acrobatics.

“Capoeira has deep roots and heritage that has contributed to the rich culture of modern day Brazil,” said Terry Rich, advisor at LSC-Montgomery and coordinator of the event. “Through an explosion of spins and kicks, the dance requires coordination, cooperation, teamwork, movement, rhythm, and agility.”

Also performing will be the Mitotiani-Aztec Dancers, who bring the world of ancient Mexico alive in a performance of traditional Aztec dancing, storytelling, poetry, and songs. Throughout this cultural and educational performance, attendees will learn about the history, philosophy, language, culture, ceremonies, foods, and arts of the Aztecs.

If the weather is disruptive, the event will re-locate to the Commons (Building A).

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our community and students to learn more about the international cultures and reflect upon their place in the world,” said Rich. “If anyone attended a previous Global Awareness Day event, they’ll know that it was excellent, and this year should be even better.”

For more information about Global Awareness Day at LSC-Montgomery, contact Terry Rich at (936) 273-7477.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, Lone Star College System is the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas, and the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area. LSCS consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.