American Education Week and International week

Dr. Saudra Copeland
November 17, 2008

-Elizabeth City State University will observe International Week and American Education Week November 17 -21. See the list of events below that are free and open to the public.   Monday, November 17 Ribbon cutting ceremony and international tea party Chancellor Gilchrist and Dr. William B. Luton, a newly-elected member of the local school board, will bring greetings.  Enjoy teas from around the world during this kick-off celebration! 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. First Floor Stage Area Ridley Student Center   Tuesday, November 18 Faculty/Student forum This showcase of scholars include ECSU faculty from the Schools of Education and Psychology, Business and Economics, Mathematics and Technology and Arts and Humanities. Students will also participate in this discussion. 11 am - 12:30 p.m. Room 138 Jenkins Science Building   Wednesday, November 19 Student panel discussion Dr. Kwabena Boansi will moderate a panel discussion of the amazing international experiences of ECSU Students. Members of the panel include foreign exchange students and ECSU students who have traveled throughout the world! 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. First floor stage area Ridley Student Center   ECSU Study Abroad Workshop - It's your turn to study in another country! Mary Meadows, a Program Advisor with Academic Studies Abroad, will discuss the endless possibilities for students to study in countries around the world. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Room 206 Ridley Student Center   International Film  "City of God" Enjoy popcorn, soda, English subtitles, and a great international film!    Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a housing project built in the 1960's that--in the early 80's--became one of the most dangerous places in Rio de Janeiro. The tale reveals the stories of many characters whose lives sometimes intersect. However, all is seen through the eyes of a singular narrator: Buscape, a poor black youth too frail and scared to become an outlaw but also too smart to be content with underpaid, menial jobs. He grows up in a very violent environment. The odds are all against him. But Buscape soon discovers that he can see reality differently than others.  This film has won many awards around the world. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Room 206 Ridley Student Center   Thursday, November 20 American Education Week Assembly ECSU recognizes area teachers of the year at this annual American Education Week assembly.   The guest speaker is Dr. Sherick A. Hughes, an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, at The University of Maryland.   10 a.m.  - 12 p.m. Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Complex   Seminar on Rwanda Dr. Johnny Houston will lead a discussion, " Major Humanitarian Crises in the 20th and 21st Century." 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Room 105 McLendon Hall   Friday, November 21 International Dinner This annual event brings ECSU and the surrounding community together for an evening of international food, music, dance, fashion, and art! 6 p.m. -  8 p.m. K.E. White Graduate Center     If you have questions about International and American Education Week, please contact Professor Torian Lee (252) 335-3970 or Dr. Saundra Copeland (252) 335-3337.