Declaration of International Education Week 2006

11-13-2006

President Simon and Provost Wilcox have issued the following statement on behalf of International Education Week 2006:

MSU works every day to further internationalize our campus while extending our international reach to people and institutions around the world. In this context, it is our pleasure to spotlight our international accomplishments and involvements during MSU International Education Week 2006, November 11-19.

International Education Week was first organized in 2000 by the U.S. Departments of Education and State, and MSU has joined hundreds of other educational institutions, as well as embassies and other governmental offices, in observing this annual period of intensified international activities.

International Education Week at MSU fosters a greater sense of global community on campus, encourages a greater awareness of the world beyond U.S. borders, informs the local community of MSU’s international engagement, and inspires us to become even more globally connected.

This year’s nine-day “week” will include invited speakers, poster sessions, international food options in residence halls, and cultural events, including a Middle Eastern Film Festival and the annual MSU Global Festival.

As MSU moves from land grant to world grant, observances such as International Education Week afford us the opportunity to celebrate our rich international traditions while raising our level of awareness of international connections. We heartily encourage the entire MSU family, as well as the surrounding community, to participate in the various scheduled events.

For more information, please see the MSU International Education Week 2006 website at iew.msu.edu.

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