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May 6, 2015

Reminder: Vernon Larson Lecture will be Thursday, May 7

Submitted by Mary K. Pyle

The K-State Office of International Programs is partnering with the Graduate School, Global Campus and the College of Education to present the final Vernon Larson Lecture of the spring semester from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in the K-State Student Union Room 227.

Professor Peter Kell, an Australian Fulbright scholar and head of the School of Education at Charles Darwin University in Australia's Northern Territory, is visiting Kansas State University as part of the university's Oz to Oz program.

Join us to hear his presentation, "Literacy and Language in East Asia: Shifting Meaning, Values and Approaches," which critically explores why Asian nations are on top of the world in student achievement tests in reading and literacy, yet governments and industry in these nations are in a crisis about education.

Bring your lunch.

While visiting K-State, Kell will be learning about K-State's international initiatives, including faculty research, distance education initiatives, study abroad, international service teams and visit the Konza Prairie Biological Station.