Wednesday, September 16, 2009

International Center Culture Exchange Program Begins September 16

The World during Lunch Hour: International Center Culture Exchange Program Begins September 16

The Ball State University Rinker Center for International Programs will again be hosting culture exchange programs beginning today, September 16. The weekly programs are held every Wednesday from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M in the Phyllis Yuhas Room of the Student Center (Room 102).

The culture exchanges feature a student or group of students presenting information about a country. Most of the programs are led by students native to that country, and every week a different country is highlighted. The majority of the exchanges provide an overview of the country and its culture with time set aside for a question and answer session. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.

The GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library will again this year be providing maps and posters about the countries for the culture exchange program. Maps, photographs and other graphics from atlases, and travel posters from the GRMC are used as a backdrop for the culture exchanges and are often referenced during the question and answer sessions.

Program schedule for the fall culture exchanges:

September 16: Belarus, Alexander Falevich
September 23: Canada, Stephanie Hedge
September 30: Ukraine, Iryna Kushnir and Larysa Maksymenko
October 7: Nepal, Ambar Rana
October 14: Ecuador trip, Field Study students
October 21: Iceland, Gunnar Ingolfsson and Bjorg Hermannsdottir
October 28: Perceptions of the Supernatural, multicultural panel
November 4: Japan, Shuichiro Nishizawa
November 11: Armenia, Tatevik Avetisyam
November 18: Turkey, student panel
November 25: Thanksgiving break
December 2: Russia, Anastasia, Goryacheva
December 9: Azerbaijan, Farana Abdullayeva

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