Those seeking a wide array of globally-diverse activities need look no further than Lone Star College-Montgomery during the week of April 9-13.
Organizers of the weeklong event (the LSC-Montgomery Office of Student Life and the college's International Student Organization) have brought together some intriguing programs, including the World Bazaar, which headlines Global Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 11, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and a fascinating international space presentation. There is no cost and the community is encouraged to attend.
The schedule for Wednesday's Global Awareness Day includes:
- World Bazaar– Dozens of tables will display different countries, food and interactivity around the fountain courtyard in front of Buildings C, D and E. Student organizations, individual students, and college departments will participate with booths. Entertainment will be provided by a country-western dance quartet (11:30 a.m.), the Chicawa-Aztec Dancers (12 p.m.), flamenco dancers (12:30 p.m.), Alpenfest (1 p.m.), Islanders (1:45 p.m.) and an international fashion show (2 p.m.).
- International Art & Design– Learn how art transcends international boundaries while, at the same time, helps to define our cultural differences. Jerry's Art-o-Rama will be on hand for interactive art projects, and the LSC-Montgomery art department will also participate. Students from Houston ISD's Roosevelt Elementary School will have a display of "trash art," blending ecology with artistic endeavors. This will take place in and between the Performing Arts Center (Bldg. D) and the Music Hall (Bldg. H).
- Sports Area/Houston Dynamo– Cultural sporting traditions will be featured, centering on soccer. The Houston Dynamo and General Mills bring interactive games, inflatables, give-aways, displays and more. Learn how sports play a huge role in international and cultural development.
Other aspects of Global Awareness Week include "Space: The International Frontier," which features a presentation by Jennifer Clevenger, a NASA engineer, who will speak about the international cooperation related to the International Space Station. This will take place on Thursday, April 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Health Science Center (Building B, Room 102), and followed by a Star Party/Viewing (8:15-9:30 p.m.) on top of the college's five-story parking garage. Associated with Cleavenger's presentation, there will be several NASA and space-related exhibits on display, including space suits, Hubble and Space Station pop-ups, and more.
For more information about Global Awareness Week, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/global-awareness.htm ; or contact Terry Rich, advisor II at LSC-Montgomery, at Terry.A.Rich@lonestar.edu or (936) 273-7477; or Anna Beal, specialist IV and international student advisor, at Anna.Beal@lonestar.edu or (936) 273-7049.
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 75,000 students in credit classes, 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 six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.