Celebrating diversity among students, faculty, staff, and the community is the goal of Lone Star College-Kingwood’s annual International Education Week: Going Global Nov. 11-14.
LSC-Kingwood’s Office of Student Life (OSL) and the Intercultural Center will host a myriad of activities that will educate the audience on different cultures, ideas, and lifestyles.
“The celebration of International Education Week is important because it allows individuals to immerse and familiarize themselves on various cultural backgrounds. This week will encompass many areas, but most importantly, it is a time for all to be educated internationally and globally,” said Kristen Wilkes, Intercultural program coordinator. “It also provides an opportunity for people to share their intercultural experiences and how those experiences have since shaped their lives.”
The community is invited to two International Education Week events. “Embracing Study Abroad for a Global Experience” by guest speaker Dr. Ernest Betts is on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Student-Conference Center (SCC). The Kingwood Stars Talent show, featuring LSC-Kingwood students, is on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 12:30 p.m. on the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Main Stage. Additional programming throughout the week will involve dance performances and other cultural experiences.
“International Education Week is designed to increase student involvement in intercultural discussion and raise awareness of the importance of international exchange, business, and education,” said Tracie Ring, OSL program manager.
Betts is the assistant dean for Multicultural Business Programs at Michigan State University (MSU) and is an adjunct professor in Management for the Broad College of Business at MSU and Monterrey Tec in Monterrey, Mexico. Betts has more than 27 years of experience counseling multicultural and low-income students. He has established consultancy relationships with Fortune 500 corporations that have resulted in dynamic corporate financial partnerships such as The Summer Business Institute and the Broad Business Student Camp.
For more information on International Education Week: Going Global, email Kristen Wilkes at Kristen.Wilkes@LoneStar.edu.
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