ECSU celebrates American and International Education Week November 18 - 23
Kesha Williams November 19, 2013
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
Wellness Center - Mrs. Priscilla Osterhouse, of the Department of Health and Physical
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
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
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
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
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