by Spencer McClenty
Jackson State University’s Division of International Studies will host its annual International Week April 4-8 on the university’s main campus, 1400 John R. Lynch St. in Jackson, Miss. The week promotes global and cultural awareness through educational and entertaining activities. International dignitaries and renowned scholars in the international arena will participate, representing countries such as the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, China, Brazil, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, Jamaica, Kenya, Germany, and many more.
- Opening Day Ceremony
Noon, Monday, April 4, Tiger Park (Across from the JSU Student Center). Jackson State President Carolyn Meyers will sign a proclamation declaring International Week on the campus of JSU.
- International Taste of JSU
1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Monday, April 4, Tiger Park (Across from the JSU Student Center). Faculty and staff members will prepare international dishes for sampling by the university community.
- Parade of Flags
9:15 – 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 6, Gibbs-Green Plaza. K-12 students from central Mississippi schools will march from the Lee. E. Williams Athletics & Assembly Center to Gibbs-Green Plaza to the beat of the percussion section of the JSU marching band.
- International Peace Conference and Symposium on International Issues, April 5 – April 8. Faculty, staff and students from JSU and other institutions will present papers throughout the week related to the theme of “Peace through Understanding.”
- International Bazaar
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, Gibbs-Green Plaza. K-12 students from central Mississippi schools will participate with the entire JSU community. Features include cultural exhibits, international games, door prizes, a fashion show, a talent contest and international games and food.
- International Night of Dance
7 p.m., Thursday, April 7, University Park Auditorium. This event will feature dance groups from around the metro area.
- International Scholarship Banquet
6 p.m., Friday, April 8, JSU Student Center, Ballroom A – B. The banquet will feature an awards ceremony for people who have supported the JSU Division of International Studies in a very special way. Scholarships will be awarded to American and international students.
For more information on International Week events, visit www.jsums.edu/intweek, or contact Patricia Jernigan at 601-979-3796