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LSCS to host international conference

(April 5,  2011) – Lone Star College System will host the Eighth Annual International Education Conference on Friday, April 29 at LSC-CyFair.

The conference, entitled “Global Security: Opening Doors to a Secure World,” will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The annual conference is open to all students – high school and college – along with faculty, administrators and community leaders in the Texas Gulf Coast region. It will focus on international studies, global environmental concerns, international education, study abroad programs and international students. Exhibitors will include international groups, educational travel providers, and more.

“Lone Star College recognizes that we live in a global environment. Every student and community member can benefit from understanding the challenges of securing our world globally,” said LSCS Chancellor Dr. Richard Carpenter.

Dr. Carpenter will be delivering the morning keynote address at the conference with a presentation entitled “International Education: LSCS and Community Colleges.”

The luncheon keynote speaker is Bayless Parsley, Global Intelligence Analyst with STRATFOR, a global intelligence company based in Austin. His address is entitled “The Arab Spring in North Africa,” focusing on the current crisis overseas.

“For eight years now we have continued to bring exciting and relevant topics to educate our community on international peace,” said Nithy Sevanthinathan, director of international programs and services for LSCS.  “The knowledge and expertise of our speakers alone make for wonderful insight for students, faculty and community members, not to mention the valuable information that will be available from the conference exhibitors. This year is no exception.”

The registration fee for the day-long conference is $20 for students and $35 for others. The first 100 LSCS students who register online at LoneStar.edu/IEC are free.

For registration and other information about the conference, go to LoneStar.edu/IEC

With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for spring 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which 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.