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International Ed. Week/”Microphone”

International Education Week November 14-18

 Gadsden State joins other colleges and universities, embassies, international organizations, businesses, associations, and community organizations all over the country to celebrate International Education Week November 14-18.

This week is an opportunity for international students to showcase culture from their countries in an effort to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange. 

Leading up to the week’s events, Gadsden State international students will be creating posters that represent their respective countries. These posters will be judged and winners will be announced at the culmination of the week-long event on Thursday in the Inzer Cafeteria at 12:30 p.m. 

Everyone is invited to attend a free screening of the Egyptian movie “Microphone” November 15 -  17 at Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center on the Wallace Drive Campus in Gadsden.  This award winning movie “…is an important snapshot of Egyptian life beyond the pyramids and …what the tourism industry sells…” according to Toronto Film Scene.  Movie times are 3 – 5 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. on November 15 and 17.  Wednesday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m.  only Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.  Visit the movie Web site at

An International Tea will be held Wednesday in Naylor Hall from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., which will include displays by students who speak Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Zulu, and Indonesian. Guests will be able to visit the table displays to learn common phrases in each of the languages, sample teas and coffees from different countries and learn about each country’s tea or coffee practices.  On Thursday, Sojourns Fair Trade store will have an international market in the Inzer Breezeway from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Handmade items will include Christmas decorations, jewelry, pottery, baskets, and scarves. Fair trade means that the artisans were paid a fair price for their work. Other vendors may be added.

All events are free and the public is invited.  For more information contact Paula Ross-Derrick at or 256-549-8324. Visit the International Education Week Web site at for more details about national events being held during the week.


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