Southeastern to host International Education Week activities

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University is hosting activities in honor of International Education Week.

A collaborative project of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, which focuses on preparing Americans for a global environment and attracting future leaders from abroad, the free activities will take place Nov 17 – 21.

The week will begin Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom with International Night, sponsored by the Department of Languages and Communication. The free event will showcase talents of international and foreign language students and will feature an international buffet catered by Aramark. There will also be tables to promote foreign language clubs and the department's study abroad programs. Although the event is free, the department is asking for donations to help fund study abroad scholarships for Southeastern students.

The Multicultural Holiday Celebration banquet will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. also in the Student Union Ballroom. Sponsored by the Department of Multicultural and International Student Affairs and Black Student Union, the banquet will recognize students for a variety of accomplishments, awarding graduating international students with sashes representing their home countries.

Although the banquet is free for students and their guests, attendees are requested to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys from the Heart toy drive.

For more information on the week's events, please call 549-3850 or email


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