SC State University Presents International Awareness Month 2012: “SCState.Global”

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Office of International and National Student Exchange Programs (OINSEP) at SC State University is pleased to announce its calendar of events for International Awareness Month, which begins in November. This year’s theme is “SCState.Global” which signifies the global connection the University has in our internet-ready world.  The major highlights of the month-long series of programs include a foreign film festival, a Fulbright forum celebrating the six Fulbright Award recipients on campus and an International Siesta program featuring the culture of Nigeria.  Also taking place will be SC State’s signature Parade of Nations with flags of various countries led by the drumline of the Marching 101 Band, the International Awareness Month ceremony, a cultural extravaganza hosted by the International Students Association and an international travel forum featuring study-abroad students who traveled to Spain, England, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico during the summer.


“This is the second year these activities are held under the auspices of the Office of International and National Student Exchange Programs,” says Dr. Learie Luke, director of OINSEP.  “This year’s activities are a rich array of programs created by the efforts of many faculty, staff and students across the campus.  The campus community and the Orangeburg community are invited to attend and enjoy this festival of cultures.”  OINSEP also encourages everyone to visit the exhibition in the I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium, entitled: “Africa Revisited: The Art of Power and Identity” which is on display through August 2013.

The calendar of events for International Awareness Month is as follows:


 

Thursday, Nov. 1st


Foreign Film Festival: “Forever Enthralled” or “The Warlords” (Films on China)
I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium
5 p.m.-7 p.m.

 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 7th


Student International Travel Forum: Informative, colorful PowerPoint presentations from study abroad students who visited England, Spain, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico in summer 2012
Belcher Hall 3rd Floor Development Room
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

 

 

Thursday, Nov. 8th


Parade of Nations (flag parade of the various countries represented at the University led by the Drumline of the Marching 101 Band)
Beginning outside of the MLK Auditorium
12:30 p.m.

 

Performance of African Dances and Drumology by UJIMAA, and a Step Show by Felton’s Step Team
Student Center Plaza
12:50 p.m.


Opening Ceremony and Awards Program for International Awareness Month
The Bulldog Lounge
1:15 p.m.


Foreign Film Festival: Hidden Colors: The Untold History of People of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent
Turner Hall D-Wing, Room 330
3 p.m.

 

Friday, Nov. 9th


Foreign Film Festival: The Slave Kingdoms
Nance Hall Room 112
9 a.m.

 

Foreign Film Festival: Women with Open Eyes
Nance Hall Room 112
10 a.m.

 

Monday, Nov. 12th 


Study Abroad Fair
9 a.m.-11 a.m..: Information Booth in Nance Hall Lobby
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Information Session, Nancy Hall 1st Floor Auditorium, Room 106
1 p.m.-3 p.m.: Information Booth in Belcher Hall Atrium
3 p.m.-4m p.m.: Information Session Belcher Hall 4th Floor Auditorium

 

 

Thursday, Nov. 13th


Foreign Film Festival: Ghosts of Rwanda
Turner Hall D-Wing Room 224
3 p.m.

 

International Cultural Extravaganza sponsored by the International Students Association
Barbara A. Vaughan Fine Arts Auditorium
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 14th


International Siesta showcasing French/Francophone culture and cuisine
Staley Hall Auditorium
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 

Asian Cultural Event
Belcher Hall 3rd Floor Development Room
12 p.m.-1 p.m.

 

Thursday, Nov. 15th


Foreign Film Festival: Blacks without Borders: Chasing the American Dream in South Africa
Turner Hall D-wing Room 332
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

Foreign Film Festival: Hidden Colors: The Untold History of People of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent
Turner Hall D-Wing Room 330
3 p.m.

Foreign Film Festival: War Dance
Turner Hall D-Wing Room 224
3 p.m.

International Siesta showcasing Nigerian culture and cuisine
Barbara A. Vaughan Fine Arts Auditorium
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 28th


“The World’s Our Stage”-- A Fulbright Forum: Celebrating SC State’s Fulbright Award Recipients: Christine Boone, Benedict Jua, Shafiqur Rahman, Mary Ravenell, Sukari Salone and Nathaniel Wallace
The State Room
3 p.m.

 

 

Thursday, Nov. 29th


International Awareness Month Celebration showcasing international culture and cuisine
Felton Laboratory School
3 p.m.-6 p.m.

 

These events are free and open to the public.  For more information contact Dr. Learie Luke, via email at lluke@scsu.edu or Mrs. Sharon Goodwin at 803-813-1144