ECSU celebrates American and International Education Week November 18 - 23

Kesha Williams
November 19, 2013

ecsu-celebrates-american Join Elizabeth City State University for a weeklong celebration of American and International Education Week. For several years, the university has combined American Education Week, a long standing national observance that celebrates public education and educators. During the same week, the university celebrates International Week, an observance designed to spotlight the virtues of a multi-cultural populace. The theme for this weeklong observance is: Great Public Schools - A Basic Right and our Responsibility: Learning Matters Around the World." The list of public events and the ECSU professors involved follows: Monday, Nov. 18 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Health and Fitness Assessment Fair - in the Melvyn N. and Vonda Reed Riley Wellness Center - Mrs. Priscilla Osterhouse, of the Department of Health and Physical Education. 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. "Multi-Modal Approach for a Multi-Ethnic Online Class"- in room 138 Johnson Hall - Dr. Mary-Lynn Chambers from the Department of Language, Literature and Communication. 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. International Tea and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony -in the Willie and Jacqueline Gilchrist Complex. This event will highlight all planned events for the week and recognize our cooperating teachers and the partnership between ECSU and the LEAs, as well as an opportunity for our students, faculty, and community to learn and share cultural experiences, and enjoy delicious teas and coffees that are favored around the world. The winners of the QEP Writing Contest will also be recognized. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Student Forum - "Life Outside of Your Origin" in room 103 of the Pharmacy Complex Tuesday, Nov. 19 5 p.m. -7 p.m., 'Black' Music as Resistance from Motown to the Antipodes - featuring The Sapphires (2012, Australia, Dir. Wayne Blair in the Walter and Henrietta Ridley Student Center Auditorium- Dr. Charles Reed and Dr. Hilary Green from the Department of History and Political Science. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. International Student Organization - "Dancing Around the Globe" in the 'Ridley Center Stage Area 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. International Aerospace Symposium: Aerospace Health and Safety in room #102 Pharmacy Complex - Dr. Lloyd Mitchell from the Department of Health and Physical Education Wednesday, Nov. 20 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., "Rescue from Obscurity: Three African-American Educators from Northeastern North Carolina, 1865-1892 (UPDATED)" - in room # 228 Moore Hall - Dr. Glen Bowman, from the Department of History and Political Science. 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Including Historical Ecology in K-12 Teaching Programs to Promote STEM Education - in room102 of the Pharmacy Complex - Dr. Anne Garland 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. "Adult and Youth Disaster Education in American Schools and Universities: An Expert Panel" in room #102 of the Pharmacy Complex - Dr. Lloyd Mitchell and panel 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., International Student Organization Global Social - in the Commuter Center and Bowling Alley Thursday, Nov. 21 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. American and International Education Week Assembly in the auditorium of the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center; guest speaker: Alice Carson Tisdale, a 1973 ECSU graduate, and Director of the Alice Carson Tisdale Honors College and First Lady of Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. a Faculty Forum in room #104 of the Pharmacy Complex: Dr. Johnny Houston: "The Global Village and ECSU's Global Education Center" Dr. Debjani Kanjilal: "The Magical Game of Cricket" Dr. Anupam Nath: "Festival Colors" Dr. Shirin Siddiqui: The legendary Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore Dr. Jharna Sengupta: Tagore song Dr. Yan Jin: Taobao-E Business in China Dr. Narendra Sharma: Bhutan: The Land of Thunder Dragon 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. International Student Organization Movie Night: "Sometimes in April" - in room #206 Walter and Henrietta Ridley Student Center Friday, Nov. 22 International Dinner: Nov. 22, 2013 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the K.E. White Graduate and Continuing Education Center. This annual event brings guests to campus to join students, staff and faculty for an evening of international food, music, dance, and more. Attire: Garments, outfits and accessories that reflect your native culture or another culture that you admire. Keynote speakers: Dr. Marcelo Siles, executive director of International Programs at Old Dominion University, and Dr. Linda Hayden, an ECSU professor and Director of the Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research. For more information, contact: Dr. Saundra S. Copeland, chairperson of the American Education Week Committee, 252-335-3337 Dr. Glen C. Bowman chairperson of the International Education Week Committee, 252-335-3424