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International Education
Week Activities
November 12-15, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

International Student Embassy - 11 am - 2 pm - D.P. Culp University Center, Atrium Area

ETSU international students will host an embassy fair to share information about their home countries and cultures.

The Human Race Experience Kiosk - D. P. Culp University Center, 2nd floor, Atrium  

See yourself in a new skin with this innovative visual learning experience.   The Human Race Experience Kiosk gives students and the campus community the unusual and amazing opportunity to see themselves in a different skin, as a different race. You will be able to see yourself as white, African, Middle Eastern, Asian, Hispanic and Indian. Students can email pictures to themselves and share them with friends. This fun and educational experience includes messages about race, racism and identity. The goal of The Human race Experience is to make us consider race as a cultural construct. The only race is the human race.

Study Abroad Information - 9 am - 3 pm - D. P. Culp University Center, 2nd Floor,  Booths 1 and 2

ETSU faculty will provide information and details on their various programs abroad and information about International Education Scholarships to study abroad will be available.  


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Human Race Experience Kiosk - D. P. Culp University Center, 2nd floor, Atrium  

See yourself in a new skin with this innovative visual learning experience. 


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Passport Information & Passport Photos - 11 am - 1 pm, D. P. Culp University Center, Alumni Gallery, 1st Floor

Passport application information  and passport photos will be provided to those interested in traveling abroad.  

International Cooking Demo - 12 Noon - 1 pm - D.P. Culp University Center, The Cave

In celebration of International Education Week for 2012, Executive Chef Jason Timmons, ETSU Campus Dining, will treat students, faculty, and staff to a cooking demo. 

International Dance & Martial Arts Exhibitions - 1 pm - 3 pm - D. P. Culp University Center, Cave Patio

The Human Race Experience Kiosk - D. P. Culp University Center, 2nd floor, Atrium  

See yourself in a new skin with this innovative visual learning experience.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Public Lecture - 7 pm - D.P. Culp University Center, Left Ballroom

Adria McLaughlin - Roatan Mama:  An ETSU Student and Gilman Scholar's Adventure in the Archaeology of a Caribbean Island


International Student Essay Competition

International Programs and Services and the Johnson City Press invite ETSU's international students who hold an F-1 or J-1 visa to participate in our annual International Student Essay Contest.   Prizes will be in the form of scholarships, as follows:

1st place - $250
2nd place - $150
3rd place - $100. 

This year's theme is: "Walking a mile in another's shoes...."  Having spent some time away from the comforts and familiarity of home with all of the excitement and anxiety of a new, foreign environment, describe a major life-lesson that you have learned since coming to the United States.  How did you come to this realization?  Be sure to include your personal stories of surprise, confusion, and misunderstanding, as well as moments of personal growth and new perspective, choosing a single event/experience that best represents the life lesson you have learned.

Written in English, the entries should be between 700 and 1000 words, double spaced, with pages numbered at the upper right. There must be a title on the first page, but the author's name must not appear on the essay itself; rather the author's name and contact information must be on a separate sheet of paper, along with the exact title as it appears on the essay, your student E number and e-mail address.  If the author is a non-native English speaker, the author should include on the contact information sheet his or her mother language.  Submissions that fail to follow these instructions and/or miss the deadline will be disqualified.

Submit essays electronically to Janice Howell at howellj@etsu.edu by 4:30 pm, October 31, 2012.

Previous winners are not eligible to participate.

Please be sure to follow instructions exactly to ensure not being disqualified. Winners will be announced at 8 pm in the D. P. Culp University Center, Left Ballroom.


Study Abroad Student Photo Essay Contest -

ETSU International Programs and Services and the Johnson City Press are co-sponsoring the 2012 Study Abroad Photo Essay Contest for eligible ETSU study abroad students, as part of the activities celebrating International Education Week (IEW).    Eligible applicants are current ETSU students who studied or are studying abroad in an approved ETSU study abroad program. Prizes will be in the form of scholarships applicable to ETSU tuition and fees, as follows:

1st place - $250
2nd place - $150
3rd place - $100

The essayist should identify a photo taken abroad that represents or encapsulates the total essence of the experience of living abroad. The photo, which must be titled and should be accompanied by a short essay or no more than 400 words explaining where the picture was taken and why it encapsulates the total essence of your experience abroad.  Please do not put your name on the essay, but on a separate cover sheet and include your student E number, your e-mail address, and the title of your essay. 

The subject of the photo can be anything related to your experience abroad.  The photo should be submitted simultaneously with the essay and be in a .JPG format.  The photo resolution should be no less than 72 pixels per inch (ppi) and no larger than 4X6 inches. 

By participating in this contest, essayists agree to give International Programs and Services and the Johnson City Press permission to use submitted photos for purposes of IEW publicity and study abroad promotion, including posting of the photo on the IPSO and JCP web sites.

Send your submission to Janice Howell (howellj@etsu.edu) by the deadline of Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm. 

Winners will be announced during International Education Week following the McLaughlin Public Lecture on Thursday, November 15, 2012, Left Ballroom, D. P. Culp University Center.

PREVIOUS ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.


International Photo Fair

The ETSU International Photo Fair allows all students, faculty, and staff to share their personal photographs taken abroad (i.e., outside the U.S. 50 states). Your international photographs (digital versions) will be displayed on a special website (linked from the home pages of ETSU, the Honors College, and International Programs and Services) and on information display monitors around campus during International Education Week being observed November 12-15, 2012.

We ask that participants submit only their own original photos and no more than three per category (maximum of 12) for the following categories:

  • PEOPLE
  • LANDSCAPE & NATURE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ACTION

TO PARTICIPATE, SUBMIT:

  • Digital photographs in .jpg format with a resolution no less than 72 pixels per inch (ppi) and approximate size no larger than 4" x 6".
  • Include caption information for EACH photo as follows:
    • Your name, the location of the photo, and the year taken
    • A brief title (if desired)(see http://www.etsu.edu/honors/IEWPhotoGallery2011.asp for examples)
    • Your status (student, faculty, or staff) (Students should include program enrolled; faculty or staff should include their department.)

SEND PHOTOGRAPH(S) & INFORMATION to Donna Williams at williadj@etsu.edu. Deadline for photographs to be included on the website is October 26, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. Submission of electronic photos allows the Honors College use of your photo ONLY for the International Photo Fair Exhibition in observance of ETSU International Education Week 2012. The Honors College reserves the right to use discretion in the selection of photos to be displayed.

For more information, visit http://www.etsu.edu/honors/iew.asp.

View 2012 Photos

Visit the 2011 Photo Gallery, 2010 Photo Gallery, 2009 Photo Gallery, 2008 Photo Gallery, 2007 Photo Gallery, or the 2006 Photo Gallery.


Any questions about International Education Week (IEW) should be directed to Linda Wyatt, Project Manager, ETSU Honors College, at wyattlg@etsu.edu or phone 439-6075. 

IEW Week 2012 sponsorship includes:  The Honors College, International Programs and Services, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honors Society, ETSU Campus Dining and Catering, Campus Recreation, SGA/B.U.C. Fund, and the Johnson City Press.

USPS Mailing Address:
The Honors College at
East Tennessee State University
PO Box 70589
Johnson City, TN 37614-1708

Phone: 423.439.6076
Fax: 423.439.6080
email:  Honors College

Street Addresses of The Honors College offices:
  Administration: Yoakley Hall, Room 129
161 S. Dossett Drive
University & Midway Scholars: Ada Earnest House
310 S. Dossett Drive
Honors-in-Discipline Programs: Yoakley Hall, Room 206
161 S. Dossett Drive
Fine & Performing Art Scholars: Yoakley Hall, Room 206
161 S. Dossett Drive
Undergraduate Research: Yoakley Hall, Room 129
161 S. Dossett Drive
International Programs & Services: Yoakley Hall, Room 122
161 S. Dossett Drive