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November 6, 2012

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

November 6, 2012

The University of Texas at Tyler will hold special campus events this month in recognition of International Education Week Nov. 12 – 16, Dr. Jill Blondin, UT Tyler Center for Global Education director, announced.

“In order to engage and educate students about other cultures, the Center for Global Education has organized a variety of events for International Education Week,” Blondin said.

  • Monday, Nov. 12 in the University Center Ballroom

Food of the World: Afternoon Tea, 3 p.m., lets students experience foods typically served during British tea, including scones and clotted cream.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the UC Ballroom

Global Quiz Night, 6 – 8 p.m., pits students against each other for prizes. Question categories include sports, geography and science. Sponsored by the Center for Global Education and UT Tyler Honors Program.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the UC Ballroom

The Henna, Dress and Adornment Workshop, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., describes various practices of adornment around the world, including henna tattoos and forms of dress.

  • Thursday, Nov. 15 in the UT Tyler James H. Stewart, Jr. Administration Building, room 301

A study abroad reception, 3 – 5 p.m., is for students who have studied abroad or are interested in studying overseas. The UT Tyler Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society serves as sponsor.

  • Friday, Nov. 16 in the UC theater

Student Panel/Study Abroad Fair, noon – 2 p.m., allows students to learn about study abroad opportunities at UT Tyler from other students and explore different Spring Break and summer travel/study opportunities.

A joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, International Education Week celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

The event is part of efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

For more information, visit the national International Education Week website or email cge@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
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