International Education Week November 12-16, 2012
International Education Week is an event sponsored in the fall by the Office of International Programs(OIP) with the purpose of celebrating and promoting internationalization at K-State. Events such as the Vernon Larson Luncheon Lecture, other international events, and the International Educator Award reception are held through the week.
International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of Education and State. It celebrates the benefits of understanding the world around us so we can better communicate and collaborate with others from different cultures. It is an ideal opportunity to inspire students to broaden their horizons through global learning, foreign languages and international exchange.
2012 Theme: International Education: Striving for a Healthier Future Worldwide
International Education Week 2012 is a time to celebrate our connection with the world around us and provide opportunities for our Kansas State students to learn about our global student population, their culture, stories, languages, values, and viewpoints.
Across our KSU campus our students will have opportunities to elevate their level of international engagement and become knowledgeable about the many opportunities available to them for international engagement. It is through education and exchange that we become better collaborators, competitors and compassionate neighbors in this global society.
If international student groups are interested in presenting or hosting an event to celebrate and educate our campus community about their culture and country, we encourage them to select a day during this week. International Student Groups are encouraged to contact the Office of International Programs so we can post this date on our webpage:
Faculty/Departments that may be presenting lectures about an international topic that are open to the campus community, please advise OIP so we can include these events in our International Education Week calendar page:
The Student groups need to take full responsibility of creating the idea, implementing the details, selecting the location and of the event and promoting the event to the campus community.
EVENTS ACROSS CAMPUS CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK (More will be scheduled)
Monday, November 12
Community Cinema: Solar Mamas. 7 p.m., Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building. Rafea lives in a small Jordanian village with 4 children and a husband eager to take a 3rd wife. Learn how she and others are empowered to become solar-energy engineers to make their communities sustainable. Free and open to the public. A discussion of the film follows the screening. Sponsored by School of Leadership Studies
Thursday, November 15
Friends of International Programs Vernon Lecture Luncheon featuring Noel Schulz at
the Holiday Inn
First Lady Noel Schulz, Associate Dean of Engineering and Paslay
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering.
She will discuss "Engineering in a Global Workplace including advancing
Women in Engineering". In 2012 and 2013, Noel is president of the IEEE
Power & Energy Society (www.ieee.org/power), an international technical
society with over 29,000 members worldwide. In 2012 she will visit six
continents while attending meetings and conferences with PES members. In
August 2012, Noel became the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate
Programs in the Kansas State College of Engineering. Her academic home is
the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and her research area
is computer applications and modeling of electric power systems.
Thursday, November 15
Beach Museum of Art
Artist Talk @ the Beach
Eames Demetrios carries the title Geographer at Large. He travels the world researching the history of a parallel reality, Kcymaerxthaere, and installing historic plaques at important sites. Find out how you, too, can visit Kcymaerxthaere and plan your next trip.
Cost: Free and Open to the public
Thursday, November 29th 4pm.
Hale Library Hemisphere Room
Friday, November 16 (Rescheduled to November 29th)
International Educator of the Year Award, presented by the Office of International Programs 4:00 – 5:00 in the Hemisphere Room
Join KSU faculty and staff as we celebrate and award the KSU international Educator of the Year
International Educator Award Ceremony and Reception
4:00 to 5:00 K-State Hale Library, Hemisphere Room
Sponsored and coordinated by K-State Office of International Programs. This award was established by former Provost Duane Nellis to recognize an individual who has contributed to advancing international education at Kansas State University. One awardee is recognized each fall during International Education Week and receives a plaque and an honorarium at the reception. http://www.k-state.edu/oip/outreach/intledaward