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Lone Star College System to host international conference; Bruseth keynote speaker

HOUSTON (April 4, 2013) –Lone Star College System will host the 10th Annual International Education Conference Friday, April 19 at LSC-North Harris.

The conference, entitled “Global Waterways,” will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference begins in the LSC-North Harris Performing Arts Theater, moves to the LSC-North Harris Conference Center and finishes in the Continuing Education Building classrooms at the campus.

The annual conference is open to all students and community members.

“Lone Star College embraces international education and believes that the global environment we live in is important to study,” said LSCS Chancellor Dr. Richard Carpenter. “Every student and community member can benefit from understanding the challenges of global waterways and the role they play in international affairs.”

Dr. James Bruseth, Texas archeologist and author will be delivering the morning keynote presentation entitled, “From a Watery Grave: The Discovery and Excavation of La Salle’s Shipwreck, LaBelle.”

The luncheon keynote speaker is Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, former assistant secretary of state for political military affairs. His address is entitled “Global Waterways: Security in the Middle East” focusing on the current crisis overseas.

“This is our 10th annual international conference and we couldn’t be more excited!” said Nithy Sevanthinathan, executive director of international programs and services for LSCS.  “We invite you to join us and learn about the global, political, and environmental impact of water.”

Exhibitors will include international groups, educational travel providers, and more. Topics covered will focus on water’s role in society through maritime security, conflict, transportation, diplomacy, culture, the environment, global trade, international travel, maritime exploration, ports, and strategic waterways.

The registration fee for the day-long conference on or before April 14 is $25 for students and $40 for others. Door registration if space is available is $30 for students and $45 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.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 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 the nation. 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, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.