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International Education Week Kicks Off Nov. 12 Impact
Fairmont State News

International Education Week Kicks Off Nov. 12

Nov 05, 2012

Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will participate in the nationally recognized International Education Week with events intended to celebrate diversity and internationalization.

Planned for the week of Nov. 12, International Education Week is sponsored by the Office of International Student Services and co-organized by the International Education Committee. Residence Life participates as a co-sponsor for the International Exhibition on Nov. 14, and the International Student Organization also participates in International Exhibition and International Poetry Night, both scheduled for Nov. 14.

“The purpose of the events is to promote the international education of our campus and to further celebrate the internationalization and diversity of our community,” said Dr. Tadashi Kato, International Programming Coordinator through the Office of International Student Services and the Chair of International Education Committee.

On Monday, Nov. 12, an international film from Chad, “Un Homme Qui Crie (A Screaming Man)” by Mahamat-Saleh Huroun will be shown in Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, an International Flag Raising Ceremony is planned for 12:30 p.m. at the flag poles at the Bryant Street entrance to campus. International flags will be raised to honor the countries represented by FSU and Pierpont students

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, there will be two major events. An International Exhibition will take place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Gym 1 of the Falcon Center. The event includes cultural displays from all over the world, information booths for language programs and study abroad programs and international video shows, in addition to the ballroom dance demonstration on stage from noon. A prize drawing at 2:30 p.m. will conclude the exhibition.

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, there will be International Poetry Night in Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library, coordinated by Dr. Matthew Hokom and Dr. Suzanne Heagy. International poems will be read both in native languages and in English translation.

On Thursday, Nov. 15, there will be a Global Forum in Falcon Center Conference Room 1 from 12:30 to 1 p.m., moderated by Dr. Erin Hippolyte, the Study Abroad Program Coordinator.

For more information, call Dr. Tadashi Kato at (304) 367-4759 or e-mail him at

Residence LifeInternationalErin HippolyteTadashi KatoLanguage & LiteratureMatthew HokomSuzanne Heagy