University Park, IL—(ENEWSPF)–November 4, 2013 – Prepare to be impressed by the diverse and rich culture that surrounds us. Governors State University offers a colorful mixture of music, dance, food and fun during International Education Week and Global Entrepreneurship Week. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S Department of State and the U.S department of Education to celebrate and promote international education and exchange all around the world.
Multicultural Festival begins the celebration on Monday, November 11, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Hall of Governors. The Multicultural Festival continues through November 15. This year the theme is “Around the World in 80 Days”Although the event showcases multiple unique ethnic students and organizations, together the diversity creates a complete representation of many underrepresented groups on the GSU campus. Planning the Multicultural Festival this year proved possible with the collaboration of student organizations and international students as well as local performers and restaurants. The celebration includes performances by GSU’s International Dance Troup, Storyteller Greg Weiss, Akwaaba Duo from the Old Town School of Folk Music, and Performance by Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts.
Admission to the festival is free. People interested in attending are encouraged to bring their friends and family — and become a part of this annual event. In addition to the Multicultural Festival, GSU also has other events open to the public, which celebrate International Education Week and Global Entrepreneurship Week:
Small Business Development Center presentation on services and programs offered, 2 to 3 p.m., in D2444. Sponsored by the Illinois Small Business Development Center and International Trade Center
Multicultural Festival, ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ 4 to 7 p.m., in the Hall of Governors with performances, food and cultural activities
Funding your Education Abroad, presented with Financial Aid, 2 to 3 p.m., in D34050
What It Means to be a Global Citizen’, Panel Discussion with GSU faculty members: Dr. Larry Levinson, Dr. Donald Culverson, and Dr. Khalil Marrar, in Hall of Honors, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., sponsored by School of Arts and Sciences and the Office of International Services
Film Screening of “The Bicycle Thief,” 6 to 9 p.m., in E Lounge, sponsored by Student Life and the Office of International Services. Popcorn and refreshments served.
Veteran’s Entrepreneurial Boot Camp, 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center in Hall of Governors and E Lounge
Presentation, ‘The Unique Ethiopian Writing’ by Dr. Beyene Petros, visiting scholar, 1 to 2:30 p.m., in D34090. Sponsored by the Office of Continuing Education. Refreshments
Globalization of Business Open Lecture, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., in the Hall of Honors
International Potluck and International Student Panel, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., in A2110. Sponsored by International Cultural Organization. Bring a dish of food and join in the conversation!
If you have any questions, stop by the Office of International Services, C3370 or contact Katherine Haan at 708-235 7611, [email protected].