Diversity will be celebrated this month during International Education Week at Mississippi State University.
To begin Nov. 11, activities are sponsored by the university's Richard Holmes Cultural Diversity Center.
The national observance was launched in 2000 by the U.S. Education and State departments and is now marked annually in more than 100 countries.
"With more than 80 countries represented at MSU, we are proud to celebrate the great diversity within our student population," said HCDC program coordinator Timothy Fair. "International education is important because, in an increasingly globalized world, it prepares our students to become active participants in the world," he said. "We will join universities across the United States in giving students the opportunity to immerse themselves in international issues."
Free and open to all, the campus events begin on the 11th in the Colvard Student Union with an 11 a.m.-1 p.m. flag painting activity on the first floor. Also that day will be a 5 p.m. presentation in 331 Montgomery Hall by Career Services titled "Getting the Gig: Interview Tips for International Students" and, at 6 p.m. in the union's third-floor Fowlkes Auditorium, a Muslim Student Association film screening of "Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet."
Other events during the week include:
Nov. 12--International Dress Day throughout; 4-5:30 p.m., union Starbucks outlet, "Lecture Out Loud with Lokesh: Coffee, Culture, and Conversation. Also, at 6 p.m. in Union Room 231, a Muslim Student Association-sponsored presentation by national motivational speaker Hanif J. Williams titled "Discussion of Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet." For more, visit www.hanifjwilliams.com.
Nov. 13--2 p.m., Union Room 325, Study Abroad Photo Contest reception; and 6 p.m., Union's Foster Ballroom, Models of Distinction presentation of "In Beauty I Walk: Tribute to Native American Fashion."
Nov. 14--5-6 p.m., Drill Field, cricket clinic led by members of the Sri Lankan Association and MSU Softball Cricket Club; 5-6:30 p.m., Union Room 227, MSU German Club presentation of "Fasching"; and 7 p.m., union Fowlkes Auditorium, Nepalese Student Association film screening of "Kathmandu Lullaby."
Nov. 15--11 a.m.-1 p.m., union first floor, classical and modern languages and literatures department presentation of "Taste of Language."
For more information, contact fair at 662-325-2033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.