Cy-Fair College will celebrate International Education throughout the month of November with numerous community events such as an art show contest, fashion show, films, book clubs, crafts, speaker presentations, displays and more.
“The students, faculty, and staff at Cy-Fair College are very diverse, and so is our community. We are fortunate to have more than 40 countries represented on campus,” said Patsy Brautigam, event co-chair with Rose Botkin. “International Education Month is a way for us to highlight these different cultures and to celebrate the cultural diversity that is such an integral part of Lone Star College–CyFair.”
Early November includes several free events. Elise Sheppard and Shawn Miller will present “Israel in Laughter” Nov. 1. Buck Buchanan and Robert Coyle will present “Walking in their History: The Italian Passeggiata” Nov. 5 and food will be served. Photographer Ricki Rosen will speak and share a slide show titled “Transformations, From Ethiopia to Israel” Nov. 6. Then attendees of the weekly Learning Inspiration Fellowship Enrichment (L.I.F.E.) program will learn about Native American History with Alex Smith presenting “Arrows to Wampum” Nov. 7.
International Day will also be celebrated at the Fairbanks Center. Enjoy a fashion show, taste foods from around the world and check out the international displays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 7. Fairbanks Center is located at 14955 Northwest Freeway. For information, call 832-782-5000.
Mid-November features an extravaganza, geography celebration, speaker presentation, films and a children’s event. A Teens’ Anime Movie Night is Nov. 12. The International Education Extravaganza is set from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 13 with Ji-Hee Kim, Korean Dance Choreographer; Eric Stuer and Rhythmweb Drum Guys; a Taekwondo demonstration; Lone Star College–CyFair singers; a fashion show and the announcement of the art contest winners. Then join Buck Buchanan for a Geography Awareness Day L.I.F.E. presentation titled “The World is Flat” Nov. 14. Masayuki Suo’s 1997 Japanese version of “Shall We Dance” film will be shown Nov. 15. In the children’s library for children ages 4 and up, “Passport Around the World: France” (limited to 40 children, ages 4 and up; tickets available 1 hour prior to program) will be held Nov. 17.
Late November events include a book discussion and two speaker presentations. The Women of the World Book Club will discuss Yasmin Crowther’s “Saffron Kitchen” Nov. 20. Carolyn Ho and Robert O’Brien will present “Suzhou: The Venice of the East” Nov. 26 and food will be served. Then Nov. 27 Sandra Grebe hosts a “Making African Dolls Workshop.”
In addition to these campus and community events, the Lone Star College–CyFair Branch Library will also have displays including Geography Awareness/ Geographic Information System, the Dolls From Around the World and contributions to the International Art Show and Contest (deadline is Nov. 5.)
For information on the art show and contest or any International Education Month events, contact Patsy Brautigam at 832-482-1025 or Rose Botkin at 281-290-5937.