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Lone Star College to host international environmental conference on Earth Day

Lone Star College will present the 13th Annual International Education Conference, “The Global Environment: It’s in Your Hands” on Earth Day, Friday, April 22.

“The annual International Education Conference is the highlight of the spring semester,” said Dr. Theresa Kurk McGinley, LSC associate vice chancellor of international programs. “The keynote speaker lineup for this conference is exceptional and timely for the theme."

The conference takes place at the Lone Star Community Building and isopen to all students – high school and college – along with faculty, administrators and community members 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.

The morning keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout, curator of anthropology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science discussing the origins of man. The luncheon keynote speaker is Rear Admiral and Oceanographer Jonathan White, U.S. Navy, who is sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Houston. Adm. White will discuss the challenges in the Arctic area due to climate change.

“The knowledge and expertise of our many speakers 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 is a conference you don’t want to miss,” said McGinley.

The early registration fee for the day-long conference is $25 for students and $40 for others. Late registration (after April 4), pending availability, will be $30 for students and $45 for others. In addition, registration is free to the first 100 Lone Star College students who register online at LoneStar.edu/IEC.

Those interested in submitting presentation proposals for the conference must do so by Feb. 15 to be considered for acceptance. The presentation should relate to the environmental focus of this year's conference.

Visit LoneStar.edu/IECto submit a presentation proposal, register and other information.

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education / career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, seven centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visitLoneStar.edu.