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K-State Today

August 5, 2014



Kansas State University, Embassy of Ecuador celebrate Day of Ecuador, Aug. 6

By Ashley Nietfeld

Kansas State University will welcome Ecuadorian officials on Wednesday, Aug. 6, for a Day of Ecuador, a forum for researchers, educators and students to exchange and discuss ideas, approaches and research findings about the role of education in generating human development in a global era.

Ecuadorian Ambassador Nathalie Cely; Vice Minister María del Pilar Troya from SENESCYT, the Ecuadorian governing body of higher education; and Freddy Alvarez, general research dean of the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales, will participate with university administrators as part of the program.

Check-in for the event begins at 8 a.m. outside Forum Hall on the ground floor of the K-State Student Union. Light refreshments will be served from 8–9 a.m., with welcoming remarks to begin at 9 a.m. in Forum Hall.

Panel discussions will be throughout the day, and the event will conclude with a concert by Papaya Dada, an Ecuadorian musical group that fuses traditional sounds with funk, jazz, pop and salsa, from 5:15-7 p.m. in the Union's Grand Ballroom.

If you are unable to attend the event, or did not RSVP, you can watch each session as it is streamed live on the Day of Ecuador website.