International Education Week to celebrate global cultures

Contact: Heath Fisackerly

MSU will celebrate diverse cultures during International Education Week Nov. 12-16. (Photo by Megan Bean)

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State celebrates global experiences and cultures with a range of free activities next week [Nov. 12-16].

Scheduled events for MSU’s observation of International Education Week include:

—Monday [the 12th], 6 p.m., Allen 13. Fifth Annual Feminist Film Festival will present “Hannah Arendt.” The philosopher and political theorist reports on the 1961 war crimes trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann and the “banality of evil” for The New Yorker, leading to controversy over her alleged Nazi sympathies. Commentary led by faculty, as well as open discussion, will follow the screening.

—Tuesday [the 13th], 7 p.m. Join the Writing Center team for a night full of games, food, and laughter at 94 President’s Circle. Prepare for an hour or more of competitive board games, culture exchange, and more.

Also on Tuesday, Rashida K. Braggs will give a free lecture at 4 p.m. in Giles Auditorium to discuss her new book, “Jazz Diasporas: Race, Music and Migration in Post-World War II Paris,” which analyzes the post-war migration of African American musicians to Paris. For details, visit

—Wednesday [the 14th], 6 p.m., Foster Ballroom, Colvard Student Union. The International Student Advisory Board is hosting the second annual Global Night. Various organizations from campus will showcase their cultures and present a deeper understanding of the diversity reflected in MSU’s student body.

—Thursday [the 15th], 3:30 p.m., Union 330. Hosted by the Office of Study Abroad, all students are invited to a reception showcasing all of the Study Abroad Photo Contest submissions from this year. Winners from a variety of categories will be announced and prizes will be awarded.

Throughout the week, the Study Abroad Photo Gallery will be available on the third floor of Mitchell Memorial Library. Delicious DestiNATIONS also will be featured from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. daily in Perry Cafeteria, including Indian, South Korean, European, Japanese and Mexican cuisine.

“The worldwide celebration of International Education Week offers opportunities for people on campus and in Starkville to interact with people from all around the world and get to know their cultures and experiences to develop broader understanding of our global society,” said Kei Mamiya, Holmes Cultural Diversity Center program coordinator. “We encourage students especially to get out of your comfort zones, explore the world, and find new possibilities in you and your future.”

For the complete list of International Education Week activities, visit or contact Mamiya at 662-325-2037 or

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International Education Week 2018 schedule

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 2:48 pm