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Office of International Programs
304 Fairchild Hall
1601 Vattier Street
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506 

785-532-6550 fax

International Education Week

November 13-20, 2015

International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and to learn more about global cultures.

We have extended our week on the front end to include the International Coffee Hour and the Vernon Larson Lecture. 

"K-State is excited to celebrate International Education Week," said Marcelo Sabates, associate provost of the office of international programs. "With over 2,000 international students on campus this fall, there will be many opportunities to engage in global activities. We encourage our students, faculty and staff to participate and recognize this important week of cultural diversity."


2015 International Education Week events include:


Friday, November 13

Vernon Larson Lecture (OIP is partnering with the College of Human Ecology) to feature Professor Anthony Maeder Chair of the Health Informatics Program from Western Sydney University, Australia presenting:

New Frontiers in eHealth 

The domain of "eHealth" is usually seen as the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) associated with management and use of patient record data, for enhancing clinical care.  eHealth contributes to safety and quality improvements in health services delivery, through mechanisms such as clinical decision support and personalized healthcare.  New modes of ICT-based health services delivery have emerged, using mobile devices and internet resources.  This talk will suggest that a substantial broadening of the scope of eHealth is necessitated by these advances, and that a new view of the domain should be developed from the higher level perspective of systems principles.

9:30 AM  Justin Hall 164 with a light reception afterwards 


Cultural Diversity Celebration Union Ballroom


4:00 PM  International Coffee Hour featuring Turkey, presented by KSU international students Elif Dilden and Tugce Gungormezler  at  the International Student Center.

Coffee Hour is a program designed to give international students a chance to present their country and culture to others in an open and relaxed setting.

Coffee Hour is free and open to the public.


Global Eyes: An International Photo Exhibit (through November 20th)

Organized by Brendan Richardson, Study Abroad Advisor in the Office of International Programs, this exhibit features photographs taken by KSU students while on an international abroad experience.

Sponsored by the KSU Study Abroad Office

Location: William T. Kemper Art Gallery First Floor, K-State Student Union

8am-5pm M-F


 The Many Worlds of International (through November 20th)

The K-State Student Union display cases by the William T. Kemper Art Gallery and the Computer Store will feature global treasures and trinkets from around the world. 


Monday, November 16

THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION IN PEACEBUILDING – Live Webcast at 8:00 a.m. (registration not required to view webcast)

Through international education, students become more effective communicators, more engaged citizens, and learn to think critically about the relationships between local and global issues. These skills are all vital to building peace in a world full of conflict.

To celebrate this capacity of international education during International Education Week, NAFSA, the United States Institute of Peace, and the Alliance for Peacebuilding invite you to a free panel discussion on the role of international education in peacebuilding.

Experts in conflict resolution and peacebuilding will:

  • Provide a high-level overview of the ways in which international engagement and global learning can help mitigate conflict and empower individuals to become peacebuilders.

  • Share key strategies and approaches available to educators to engage students in peacebuilding both locally and globally.

  • Examine the role of global learning in the peacebuilding process. 


English Language Program Outstanding Student Awards Celebration

Monday, November 16th, 4:30 p.m. Leadership Studies, Town Hall Conference Room.

Every semester the English Language Program recognizes its outstanding students with an award ceremony.  Students are nominated by their teachers on the basis of academic progress, effort, peer support and positive attitude.  Please join in celebrating our students!


Tuesday, November 17


For the first time ever, the NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Campus Internationalization Presidential Panel will be streamed online via live webcast from Washington, D.C. Watch this important gathering of leaders from Simon Award-winning institutions as they discuss their successes in campus internationalization.

2015 Award-Winning Institutions 

Mount Holyoke College  North Central College  
Rice University • University of Delaware
University of San Diego  University of Virginia  
Virginia Commonwealth University • Wake Forest University 

Participate in the conversation as well on social media. Follow the conversation on social media through Twitter @NAFSA with the hashtag #IEW2015.
Visit the IEW 2015 webpage for complete information and access.


Wednesday, November 18


Vienna Boys Choir at McCain Auditorium


A truly prestigious live show, The Vienna Boys’ Choir (German: Wiener Sängerknaben) is a choir of boy sopranos and altos based in Vienna, Austria. It is one of the best known boys’ choirs in the world. The boys are selected mainly from Austria, but also from many other nations around the world, and individually interviewed so the standard of musician is exceptionally high.


Thursday, November 19

Room 207 Student Union

12:00 Panel featuring  KSU Students Serving Globally  

Cassandra Slaymaker -Sr. In Public health nutrition
Garrett Wilkinson Human Ecology

KSU students who are making a difference in the daily lives of global citizens through their active work serving others


4:00-5:30 PM  KSU International Awards Ceremony and Reception in the Tadtman Boardroom Alumni Center  

The International Educator of the Year Award will be presented to a KSU faculty member or staff, for making significant contributions to advancing international education at Kansas State University.

The Innovative Educator of the Year Award will be presented to an organization for their partnership with our university to elevate and promote international awareness.

Outstanding Support for International Initiatives Award, will be given by the OIP leadership team to a KSU department, college or unit for expanding international opportunities for our student body.

Provost April Mason will make remarks and recognize each winner.


4:00-5:30 PM OIP Fair will also take place in the Tadtman Boardroom during the International Awards Ceremony.


· Office of International Programs: Study Abroad/ International Student and Scholar Services/International Admissions and Recruiting

· Alumni Association

· MC Class 280/Professor Barb DeSanto

· International Service Teams Leadership Studies

· The Graduate School

· Comite of Paraguay

· International Buddies

· Confucius Institute  

​Please join and participate in all activities.

Friday, November 20

International agronomy lecture to discuss global food security outlook

Have a great Thanksgiving break! 

We would like to thank The International Education Week committee representing departments and units throughout the KSU campus for planning the events and activities this week.