BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Bloomington observed International Education Week November 13-17 with educational activities, a movie, a poetry reading, a student panel, and more.
On November 13, students explored opportunities to be a global citizen. Students learned about ways to be involved in the international student club, learned about language courses available at Ivy Tech and about fair trade, tasting coffee from around the world. Bill Mankins, former US Army senior civilian counterinsurgency advisor, presented the lecture, “Problems of US Intelligence & Strategy in Post 9/11 Afghanistan.” The lecture was sponsored by the Indiana University Inner-Asian and Uralic National Resource Center.
On Wednesday, November 15, students, faculty and staff read poetry in English and other languages. International students also shared their experiences during a panel discussion moderated by Ben Grimwood, international student academic advisor. The documentary China Blue, focused on sweatshop factory conditions, was screened in the evening.
All week, students participated in an international photo contest and interactive world map. An exhibit of Hats from Inner-Asia was also on display, provided by the Indiana University Inner-Asian and Uralic National Resource Center.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.