Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


October 29, 2013

Ivy Tech and CAMEO host International Education Week

The Globalization Committee at Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus/Franklin, working in conjunction with the Columbus Area Multi-Ethnic Organization (CAMEO), the Indian Association and the Latin American Association, will host a number of events to celebrate International Education Week, starting Nov 11.

The Ivy Tech chapters of Phi Theta Kappa, Campus Activities Board and the Student Government Association will facilitate these events.

The primary goals of the Ivy Tech Globalization Committee are: to expand cultural awareness among all stakeholders; to internationalize our curriculum; to enhance global competence for our student population; and to enable our students to be globally competitive. The committee is made up of 12 Ivy Tech faculty and staff members.

CAMEO is comprised of nine area ethnic associations that have joined together to share their cultures and traditions with each other and with the Columbus area community. The Indian Association and the Latin American Association are members of CAMEO.

International Week Agenda

Nov. 11: Student Panel/Brown Bag Lunch – Noon to 1 p.m., Summerville Room, Columbus Learning Center; refreshments provided. Panelists: Giovanna Araujo, representing Brazil; Walter Kansoriwula, representing Ghana.

Title: International Students Speak! The focus of this discussion will be the international experiences of these students and how these have impacted on their lives.

Nov. 12: Film: “A Better Life” – 6 to 9:30 p.m., Lecture Hall, Columbus Learning Center; refreshments provided. Introduction and after-film discussion by the Latin American Association.

Nov. 13: Faculty and Staff Panel/Brown Bag Lunch – Noon to 1 p.m., Room 200, Poling Hall-Ivy Tech. Refreshments provided. Panelists: Dr. Brenda Ragle, professor of education; Therese Copeland, executive director of resource development; Jan Banister, assistant professor of environmental design.

Title: Educational Boarding Pass. The discussion will focus on faculty and staff travel experiences and their impact on/relevance for students and coworkers.

Nov. 14: Film: “English Vinglish” – 6 to 9:30 p.m., Lecture Hall, Columbus Learning Center. Refreshments provided. Introduction and after-film discussion by the Indian Association.

– Daily News

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