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Celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 16-20

Release Date: November 11, 2014

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

(719) 549-2810

Press Release

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 16-20, with a variety of activities and topics that bring awareness to this segment of the student population that enriches the campus community on a daily basis. Partnering organizations and departments include the Asian Students Association, International Students Association, English Language Institute, Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Title IX Coordinator, Career Center, Seeking Ourselves to United Leaders, Health Education Prevention Program, Department of Athletics, PRIZM, Diversity Resource Center, Auxiliary Services, Women’s Studies Program and Division of Student Life. Participating community organizations include Law Office of Daniel W. Oldenburg LLC and Colorado Health Network.

On Monday, Title IX Coordinator Roosevelt Wilson will present a session on the experience of being an international woman in the United States at 11:30 a.m. in the Center for International Programs, OUC 030. The session will precede the 12:30 p.m. showing of the movie, “Queen,” a 2014 Bollywood National Award winning film about a traditional girl from Delhi, India who sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets cancelled. A Henna tattoo artist will be available during the movie screening.

Tuesday’s activities will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the English Language Institute on campus, featuring refreshments and an historical overview of the ELI program in the Center for International Programs, OUC 030. At 2 p.m., current ELI students will give short presentations in the Center for International Programs, followed by a ceremony honoring the academic English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

In association with Wednesday’s theme of Work Immigration and American History, immigration attorney Daniel Oldenburg will discuss H-1B visas from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the ASG Chambers followed by a Career Center presentation till 1 p.m. regarding job opportunities for international students in the United States, also in the ASG Chambers. From   1-3 p.m., a Native American presentation/demonstration will be given by Center for International Programs and ELI professionals in the OUC Aspen Leaf. 

Thursday’s theme will focus on international drug and alcohol use and international sports. The ASG Chambers will be the site of a presentation on responsible partying and international differences regarding drugs and alcohol from noon-1 p.m. The presentation will be coordinated by Quatisha Franklin and Nicole Hulet of CSU-Pueblo’s Health and Education office. From       1-2 the ASG Chambers, a panel of students will discuss drugs and alcohol use in different nations. An international flag mob will be included at the men’s basketball game in Massari Arena, later that evening, in honor of the 25 international students who compete in CSU-Pueblo’s 22 intercollegiate sports.  The men’s collegiate soccer team, which includes a number of international competitors, also will be honored, for its current winning streak for the 2015 season.

International Transgender Day will be observed on Friday, Nov. 20 with an International LGBTQ theme. The day’s activities will begin at 9 a.m. with a Thai Tea House at the Center for International Programs, OUC 030, with the exhibition of famous Transgender celebrities from Thailand. During the Thai Tea House, there will also be screening of a Pakistani Transgender documentary called “SAPNA.”  International LGBTQ Talks will occur every half hour from     11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the OUC Aspen Leaf led by CSU-Pueblo students and staff members including Steven Parker, Meral Sarper, Lucas Moreno Rodriguez, Lise Swanson and Juan David Eslava. Colorado Health Network also will be available during the Int’l LGBTQ Talks for free HIV screenings for students.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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