Travel the world during International Education and Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 15-18

Travel the world with an international extravaganza event, cooking demonstrations, speaker presentations from study abroad to human trafficking and more during the joint International Education and Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration set Nov. 15 to Nov. 18 at Lone Star College-CyFair.

With a theme of Global Connections, international-themed activities kick off Monday with a study abroad panel discussion and reception with refreshments from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Technology Building, room 102. LSC-CyFair has offered study abroad opportunities in Italy, China and most recently Sri Lanka. Come hear what students and faculty did while abroad in 2010 and what trips may be available in 2011.

Also set Monday, international students, who are participating in a year-long Community Colleges for International Development program at LSC-CyFair, will share their experiences traveling and studying in the United States from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Technology Building, room 101.

Tuesday provides a glimpse of the world through food samples in International Cooking Demonstrations from noon to 2 p.m. in the Health Science Center, room 105. 

Also set Tuesday, Diana Velardo, an LSC international student graduate and Executive Director of the Artemis Justice Center, will be the keynote speaker from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Conference Center, rooms 151-152. Her presentation on human trafficking and its significant local implications is titled “Have you met a slave today?”

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, LSC-CyFair Business Department will host a group of local business people who will facilitate a panel discussion from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Conference Center, room 153. Then Thursday, the second annual Student Entrepreneurship Award winner will be announced during the International Extravaganza.

Also set Wednesday, three professors will provide insight into Korea and Russia in their presentation “Education Across the Globe” from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Conference Center, room 151. Professor Katrieva Jones Munroe speaks about her experiences in education and life during her year-long sojourn to Russia as part of the Fulbright program. Drs. Chinyoung Bergbauer and Heather Gamber discuss their overseas trip to research educational practices in Korea.

The international celebration culminates Thursday with three events.  Enjoy a “Trip Around The World” International Extravaganza which includes international entertainment, a fashion show and international food served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the College Center.

Professor and international explorer Bobby O’Brien will facilitate a discussion of the Lisa See’s book “On Gold Mountain” at 1 p.m. in the library, room 215.

Professor Matt Turner will host an international film which deals with aboriginal culture. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday in the library, room 131, followed with a discussion.

Throughout November, the library will celebrate international education with International Month books, maps and posters displays; International Country of the Month displays and the Reflections of Study Abroad photo contest winner display.

For information on International Education Week, contact Claire Phillips at 281.290.3967 or go to LoneStar.edu/ips. For information on Global Entrepreneurship Week, contact Ruben Howard at 281.290.5233.

AT-A-GLANCE
International Education and Global Entreprenuership Week

Monday Nov. 15
Study Abroad panel and reception (Food served)
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. TECH 102

CCID International students presentation
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  TECH 101

Tuesday Nov. 16
International Cooking Demonstrations
Noon – 2 p.m. HSC 105

Keynote Speaker Topic: “Have you met a slave today?” (Human Trafficking-International problem with local implications)
Speaker: Diana Velardo, Executive Director of the Artemis Justice Center, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.  CENT151-152

Wednesday Nov. 17
Local business panel discussion (Global Entrepreneurship Week)
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CENT 153

Education Across the Globe Presentation - Get insight into Korea and Russia from three professors
3:30 p.m. – 5 pm.   CENT 151

Thursday Nov. 18
“Trip around the World” International Extravaganza international entertainment, a fashion show and international food and Student Entrepreneurship Award presentation (Global Entrepreneurship Week)
10 a.m.-2 p.m.   College Center

International Book Club “On Gold Mountain” with Bobby Obrien
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. in LRNC 215

 International film with Matt Turner
7 p.m.  LRNC 131

Throughout November
The library will celebrate international education with International Month books, maps and posters displays; International Country of the Month displays and the Reflections of Study Abroad photo contest winner display.