OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Oregon State University Celebrates International Education Week

11/08/2007

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A performance of Zimbabwean music is among the featured events set for Oregon State University’s observance of International Education Week, Nov. 12-16.

The kickoff celebration featuring a performance by Ancient Ways Community Marimba Ensemble begins at noon on Monday, Nov. 12, in the Memorial Union Lounge on campus. The event, free and open to the public, will also include cultural presentations by international students.

The English Language Institute will host an international expo featuring calligraphy and origami demonstrations, and information booths about cultural exchange opportunities at OSU. The interactive displays will be in the Memorial Union Concourse Monday, Nov. 12, and Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Voice Project will offer two video screenings followed by discussion. “OSU in the World,” featuring OSU students sharing their stories of living abroad, will be shown at noon on Monday, Nov. 12, in the Joyce Powell Leadership Center Journey Room. “The World in OSU,” featuring international students sharing their stories of attending OSU and living in Corvallis, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the West Dining Hall Northwest Conference Room. The two documentaries are part of an ongoing series produced by the OSU Office of Community and Diversity.

The International Speaker Series begins Tuesday, Nov. 13, with students from India discussing personal stories of travel, transition, adjustment, and cultural insight. The presentation, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Joyce Powell Leadership Center Journey Room, is part of an ongoing brown bag lunch series sponsored by International Student and Faculty Services.

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 U.S. Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

For the complete International Education Week schedule, visit http://oregonstate.edu/international/iew.