Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wednesdays Around the World:  Ball State University Hosts Weekly International Culture Exchange

The Ball State University Rinker Center for International Programs hosts a Culture Exchange each week where a student or group of students presents information about a country.  Most of the presentations are led by students native to that country, and every week a different country is highlighted.  The presentations are held in the Phyllis Yuhas Room in Student Center room 102 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) provides maps and charts and photographs from atlases as visual aids for the culture presentations.  The map posters from previous culture exchanges are available from Cardinal Scholar, an institutional repository at http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/ on the main Library page.  Simply type in the name of a country in the search box or choose the keywords “map poster” to see the list of countries available for printing or research.  Users can save the map file for use in the classroom, for presentations, or for other learning activities.

The Culture Exchange program begins tomorrow, September 19, with Isaac Larbi discussing Ghana.  The program schedule for the rest of the semester:

September 26              Morocco
October 3                    Bangladesh
October 10                  Iran
October 17                  Costa Rica
October 24                  Tajikistan
October 31                  Iceland
November 7                Kenya
November 14              Finland
November 28              Burkina Faso
December 5                 Ecuador

For more information about the Culture Exchange program, please contact Leslie Erlenbaugh at the Rinker Center for International Programs at 765-285-5422.  

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