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Student group to monitor Ecuador elections, hold symbolic vote on campus

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013


MANHATTAN -- Media are invited to attend a Kansas State University event where the Go Teacher program will watch the Ecuador elections and hold a symbolic election for students.

The event will occur from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Frith Community Center at the Jardine Apartments. It is open to media and students will be available for interviews.

The Go Teacher program is a scholarship program developed to enhance the English proficiency of teachers in Ecuador and to provide instruction in teaching English as a second language. It includes more than 200 Ecuadorian students at Kansas State University and three other institutions: the University of Kentucky, New Mexico State University and Valparaiso University. Kansas State University oversees the program, which is a partnership with Ecuador's Ministry of Education and the National Secretary of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, which is Ecuador's governing body of higher education.

Many Kansas State University students in the Go Teacher program are active members of the university's newly formed Ecuadorian Student Association.

Ecuador represents one of the largest international student populations on campus. The student association has completed numerous grants to bring Ecuadorian culture to the university. A dance and music troupe performance is scheduled for April during the International Coordinating Council's International Week.

Interested media can contact Maximo Lenin Ordonez Arellano, Ecuador, a student in the English Language Program and president of the Ecuadorian Student Association, at 785-395-0495 or lordonez@k-state.edu.

Sources

Rosanna Vail 
785-532-2720 
rvail@k-state.edu

Maximo Lenin Ordonez Arellano
785-395-0495
lordonez@k-state.edu

Ecuador


The Go Teacher program will watch the Ecuador elections and hold a symbolic election for students.

Photo credit: thejourney1972 (South America addicted) via photopincc

 

Written by

Jennifer Tidball
785-532-0847
jtorline@k-state.edu

Media information

Media are invited to attend the student event from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Frith Community Center at Jardine Apartments.