CSU Celebrates International Education Week

Columbus State Universitys Center for International Education will stage a series of events Monday through Friday, Oct. 23-27 to commemorate International Education Week.

Programs will feature faculty lectures covering African politics and Latin American culture, and cultural and artistic demonstrations by CSU international students.

A week-long Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale also will highlight the celebration. The sale, in CSUs International House, will feature handcrafted goods, such as jewelry, pottery and musical instruments made by artisans from around the world. Sale times during Oct. 23-27 are 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday.

Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit organization that supports Third World people by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America.

Additional events are free and open to the public and include:

Monday, Oct. 23: Democratization and Political Leadership in Africa: Gains and Reversals in the Politics of Ugandas Museveni and Kenyas Kibaki, a 1-2 p.m. lecture in the International by political history professor Eric Aseka. A Fulbright Scholar from Kenya, Aseka is a visiting professor this fall at Kennesaw State University.

Tuesday, Oct. 24: Mestizo Modernism: Revolution and Artistic Expression in Latin America, a 12:30-1:30 p.m. lecture in the International House by music professor Max Lifchitz, CSUs fall 2006 Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies. Lifchitz also is chair of the University at Albany music department and an expert in the music of Mexican composer, Carlos Chavez and founding director of the North-South Consonance Ensemble.

Wednesday, Oct. 25: Celebrate Your Country Contest Exhibition, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Hall foyer, will feature CSUs international students in an artistic showcase. Presentations of original works, from artwork to dance, will represent the students home countries.

Friday, Oct. 27: So You Think You Can Dance Rhythms of the World, from 7-9 p.m. in the Davidson Student Center game room, will feature CSUs international students demonstrating traditional dances that originate from regions such as Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries. For more information, call CSUs Center for International Education at 706-565-4036.