CSUSB celebrates expanded International Education Week


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – International Education Week at Cal State San Bernardino will feature programs ranging from royalty with a visit from the Omukama (king) of Bunyoro-Kitara, Uganda, to an Emmy award winner, to Fulbright Scholars.

There are so many activities that the university has expanded the 2012 International Education Week to include events that cover a two-week period through Nov. 15, said Rueyling Chuang, faculty director of the Cal State San Bernardino Center for International Studies and Programs. The official International Education Week runs Nov. 12-16.

“International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide,” Chuang said. “This joint initiative of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our 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.”

Members of the campus and the general public are invited to attend. All the events are free unless otherwise indicated. Parking on campus is $5.

This year’s events are:

·     Thursday, Nov. 8, 1 p.m.: Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I, the Omukama (king) of Bunyoro-Kitara, will speak about economic investment in the kingdom and in Uganda at a luncheon hosted by Phi Beta Delta, the international honor society, in the Obershaw Dining Room of the university’s Upper Commons.
·      Thursday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m.: The Early History of Uganda by Yolamu Nsamba Ndoleriire, Principal Private Secretary to the Omukama (king) of Bunyoro-Kitara, Uganda (University Hall 249).
·      Thursday, Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m.: Live Salsa and Latin Jazz presented by CSUSB’s Jazz Ensemble (Santos Manuel Student Union).
·      Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m.: Latino Images in Cinema presented by Emmy-award winner Daniel Jacobo (SMSU Theater).
·      Thursday, Nov. 15, noon: Fulbright Scholarships Panel presented by former CSUSB Fulbright scholars Marsha Greer, health science and human ecology; Wendy Smith, English; and Victoria Seitz, marketing (CE 354).

The events are organized by the Center for International Studies and Programs and co-sponsored by NEH Humanities Initiative Grant, Teaching Resource Center, Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, Communication Studies Department, Music Department, World Languages and Literatures Department, Center for Arabic and Islamic Studies and Latin American Studies Minor.

For more information, contact Rueyling Chuang at (909) 537-7537 or rchuang@csusb.edu.

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