Celebrating diversity among students, faculty, staff and the community is the goal at Lone Star College-Kingwood’s annual International Education Week.
During Nov. 14-17, LSC-Kingwood’s Office of Student Life (OSL) will plan activities to educate people on and off campus on different cultures and immigration.
“International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide,” said Tracie Ring, program manager for the Office of Student Life. “We aim to promote programs that prepare our students for a global environment and attract leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.”
Along with OSL, LSC-Kingwood faculty and staff along with International Student Organization members have devoted their time into planning this educational experience.
On Monday, Nov. 14, the community is invited to the International Breakfast kick-off in the college’s new Student-Conference Center (SCC) at 9:30 a.m. Gwendolyn Condeleo, liaison with Mayor Annise Parker’s Citizens’ Assistance Office, will speak on the city of Houston’s Citizenship Week, Nov. 13-19. In addition, LSC-Kingwood’s administrative team will speak on the importance of international education and embracing different cultures.
The community is invited back on campus Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the SCC building for a panel discussion related to citizenship and immigration. The panel will consist of a staff attorney from Catholic Charities, a private attorney, a social worker and a LSC-Kingwood ESOL faculty member.
“International education prepares U.S. citizens to live, work, and compete in the global economy. International cooperation on education contributes to education reform and education solutions for the U.S. and for our partner nations,” Ring said.
For more information on International Education Week at LSC-Kingwood, contact Ring at Tracie.Ring@LoneStar.edu. For more information on the city of Houston’s Citizenship Week, visit http://citizenshipweek.org/.
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With more than 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, 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 www.LoneStar.edu.