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November 9, 2017

Office of International Programs, College of Human Ecology partner to present two International Education Week events

Submitted by Mary K. Pyle

The Office of International Programs is partnering with the College of Human Ecology to present the following events during International Education Week:

• Peter Stanwell, Oz to Oz Fulbright scholar from Australia, will present "Neuroimaging in Sports Concussion" as part of the Vernon Larson Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in 164 Justin Hall. Learn what neuroimaging indicates about the brain following exposure to sports concussion, both acutely and chronically. Stanwell will give results from ongoing studies in Australia and provide an overview of their latest directions in an attempt to address ongoing controversies in this area.

• The Chinese Early Childhood Educators Collaborative Exchange will be 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Bluemont Room of the K-State Union. In partnership with the College of Human Ecology and the Confucius Institute, K-State will welcome 28 early childhood educators from South China Normal University in Guangzhou, China. This presentation will feature members of there delegation presenting thoughtful dialogue on common practices between our two countries regarding early childhood education policies, instruction and methods. The public is invited to an informal reception to engage in further conversation in a more casual environment from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Hoffman Lounge in Justin Hall. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13

"OIP is excited that the K-State Confucius Institute was asked to also be engaged in welcoming the South China Normal University delegation to our campus," said Grant Chapman, interim associate provost for the Office of International Programs. "The K-State Confucius Institute is a valuable resource for our university and this is great opportunity for their staff to accommodate this visit."

The delegation will stay in the Manhattan area for three days spending time in classrooms in the community and on campus, meeting with faculty and staff and visiting area regional attractions to gain a greater sense of what early childhood educators and young children and students experience in our region.

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