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American and International Education Week

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49th Annual American and International Education Week
Great Public Schools - A Basic Right and our Responsibility:  Learning Matters Around the World"

Schedule of Events

Monday, Nov. 18

1:15-2:30 p.m. | Melvyn N. and Vonda Reed Riley Wellness Center
Health and Fitness Assessment Fair
Presenter: Priscilla Osterhouse

3:00-4:00 p.m. | Johnson Hall-Room 138
"A Multi-Modal Approach for a Multi-Ethnic Online Class"
Presenter: Dr. Mary-Lynn Chambers

4:30-6:00 p.m. | Willie J. & Jacqueline Gilchrist Complex
International Tea and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
This event will highlight all planned events for the week and recognize our cooperating teachers and the partnership between ECSU and the LEAs, as well as an opportunity for our students, faculty, and community to learn and share cultural experiences, and enjoy delicious teas and coffees that are favored around the world.  The winners of the QEP Writing Contest will also be recognize.

6:00-7:30 p.m. |Pharmacy Complex-Room 103
Student Forum - "Life Outside of Your Origin"

Tuesday, Nov. 19

5:00-7:00 p.m.| Ridley Student Center- Douglas Auditorium
'Black' Music as Resistance from Motown to the Antipodes - featuring The Sapphires (2012, Australia, Dir. Wayne Blair)
Presenter:  Dr. Charles Reed and Dr. Hilary Green

6:00-8:00 p.m. | Ridley New Student Center- Stage Area
International Student Organization - "Dancing Around the Globe"

6:00-9:00 p.m.| Pharmacy Complex-Rm. 102
International Aerospace Symposium: Aerospace Health and Safety
Presenter:Dr. Lloyd Mitchell, Aviation and Space Science Students

Wednesday, Nov. 20

4:00-5:00 p.m. | Moore Hall- Rm. 228
"Rescue from Obscurity: Three African-American Educators from Northeastern North Carolina, 1865-1892 (UPDATED)"
PresenterDr. Glen Bowman

5:00-6:00 p.m. | Pharmacy Complex-Rm. 102
Including Historical Ecology in K-12 Teaching Programs to Promote STEM Education
Presenter:Dr. Anne Garland

5:30-6:30 p.m. | R.L. Vaughan Center (Swimming Pool)
Free Aquatic Kickboxing and Aqua Yoga Class
Presenter: Dr. Kacey Lynn DiGiacinto

6:00-7:30 p.m. | Pharmacy Complex-Rm. 102
"Adult and Youth Disaster Education in American Schools and Universities: An Expert Panel"
Presenter:Dr. Lloyd Mitchell and Panel

6:00-9:00 p.m. |Commuter Center/Bowling Alley
International Student Organization Global Social

Thursday, Nov. 21

10:00-11:45 a.m. | Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center 
Annual American and International Education Week Assembly
Guest Speaker:Mrs. Alice Carson Tisdale, '73, Director of the Alice Carson Tisdale Honors College and First Lady of Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC. 

11:45 a.m. | Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center
American and International Education Week Reception
This event is for all  special guests,  student teachers, Graduate Interns, essay contest winners, program participants, Honors Program, SNCAE, Global Leadership Academy, International Club, Psychology Club, Graduate Education Club, The National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA), SGA, other leaders of student clubs and organizations, faculty in the School of Education and Psychology, members of the American Education Week Committee and members of the International Education Week Committee, community members, etc.

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. | Pharmacy Complex-Rm. 104
Faculty Forum

  • Dr. Johnny Houston: "The Global Village and ECSU's Global Education Center"
  • Dr. Debjani Kanjilal: "The Magical Game of Cricket"
  • Dr. Anupam Nath: "Festival Colors"
  • Dr. Shirin Siddiqui: The legendary Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore
  • Dr. Jharna Sengupta: Tagore song
  • Dr. Yan Jin: Taobao-E Business in China
  • Dr. Narendra Sharma: Bhutan: The Land of Thunder Dragon

7:00-9:00 p.m. | Ridley Student Center- Douglas Auditorium
International Student Organization Movie Night: "Sometimes in April"

Friday, Nov. 22

6:00-9:00 p.m. | K.E. White Graduate and Continuing Education Center
International Dinner
Keynote Speakers:   Dr. Marcelo Siles, Executive Director of IP at ODU and Dr. Linda Hayden, Professor and Associate Dean, ECSU Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science.  
Attire: Garments, outfits and accessories that reflect your native culture or another culture that you admire.
This annual event brings guests to campus to join students, staff and faculty for an evening of international food, music, dance, and more.   Attire: Garments, outfits and accessories that reflect your native culture or another culture that you admire.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Saundra S. Copeland
Chair, American Education Week Committee
252.335.3337 | sscopeland@ecsu.edu                          

Dr. Glen C. Bowman
Chair, International Education Week Committee
252.335.3424 | BowmanG@ecsu.edu