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International Education Week 2019

International Education Week
November 15-22, 2019

It's November so therefore it must be International Education Week!

Brought to you by The Office of International Programs, International Education Week this year is Nov. 15-22 and will provide an opportunity to recognize, advance and elevate international awareness across our campus. 

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. International Education Week at K-State presents opportunities to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. While the official dates are Nov. 18-22, K-State begins its activities on Friday, Nov. 15 with International Coffee Hour.

"This week provides a great opportunity for our university community to learn, absorb and support the international initiatives that make our campus a rich and diverse global arena," said Grant Chapman, associate provost for international programs. "We hope that all will take advantage and participate."

 International Education Week activities:

Friday, Nov. 15

International Coffee Hour featuring Namibia, 4-5 p.m. at the International Student Center. 
Student presenters share their country history, culture and politics in an open and relaxed setting. Enjoy a cup of coffee and sample traditional cuisine from Namibia. Make sure you arrive early as Coffee Hour is often standing room only! 

Tuesday, Nov. 19

  • Live webcast, 9-11 a.m. in 304 Fairchild Hall conference room.
    U.S. Institute of Peace and NAFSA special event: "The Role of Higher Education in Resolving Conflict and its Consequences."

Wednesday Nov. 20

  • Rising your International Profile, noon to 1 p.m. in 305 K-State Student Union.
    This event features Stacy Hutchison, associate dean of engineering and professor of biological and agricultural engineering. For those who want to develop their reach beyond the classroom and create international partnerships, consider attending!
  • Fulbright Australian Scholar presentation, 3:30-4:30, Wayne Franklin Conference Room 201 in the Leadership Studies Building. 

Joyce Wu and Kate Dolan share their research findings and reflections in a panel moderated by Carol Shanklin, dean of the Graduate School. Meet and engage with two of the Australia Fulbrighters currently on our campus. Learn about the fascinating research they are conducting.

Kate Dolan Title: The impact of solitary confinement on health and behaviour

 Joyce Wu Title: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Key ingredients for academic excellence?

Thursday, Nov. 21

  • Live webcast, 3-4:15 p.m., in the UMB Theater at the Beach Museum of Art.
    2019 NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization Presidential Panel. 
  • International Education Awards Ceremony, 4:30-6 p.m., UMB Theater, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.  
    Charles Taber, provost and executive vice president; Office of International Programs associate provost Grant Chapman; and Marcellus Caldas, assistant provost of international faculty collaboration and educational programs, will recognize the 2019 International Education Week award winners. A reception follows with food provided by the Friendship House. 

Before and after the awards ceremony, an International Fair highlighting the international units in OIP as well departments throughout campus. 

  • Office of International Programs (Oz to Oz and Fulbright Australia)
  • Education Abroad 
  • International Scholar and Student Services 
  • English Language Program
  • International Admissions Recruiting (Strategic Enrollment Management)
  • Staley School of Leadership Studies
  • College of Agriculture
  • Graduate School
  • K-State Alumni Association

The College of Education also will present a variety of COE-themed International Education Week activities including a brown bag lunch each day from noon to 1 p.m.

Nov. 18-22 in 118 Bluemont Hall. A different international graduate or undergraduate student will speak to the educational systems in their home countries of China, Paraguay, Ecuador, Brazil and Saudi Arabia. The brown bag sessions will be moderated by Trina Harlow and Yang Yang.

Join in the presentations and meet those providing a global cultural experience to enrich our minds.

For an overview of all International Education Week events, please see the university calendar