Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Culture Programs at Ball State University

Travel the World Every Wednesday at Lunch:  Ball State University Hosts Weekly International Culture Exchange

The Ball State University Rinker Center for International Programs hosts a Culture Exchange each week were an international student presents information about a country.  Every week a different country is highlighted.  The majority of exchanges provide an overview of the country and its culture with time set aside for a question and answer session.  The presentations are held every Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the Phyllis Yuhas Room in the Student Center (Room 102).

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 the Libraries’ Cardinal Scholar.  Simply type in the name of a country in the search box or choose keywords “map poster” to see the list of posters available for exhibits or use in the classroom or research. 

The Culture Exchange begins next week on September 23 with a presentation about Quebec, Canada.  The program for the rest of the semester:

September 30:  Burkina Faso
October 7:  Afghanistan
October 14:  Israel
October 21:  Trinidad and Tobago
October 28:  South Africa
November 4:  West Bank
November 11:  France
November 18:  Ethiopia
December 2:  Italy

On December 9, a panel discussion of different cultures will take place as the semester finale.

For more information about the Culture Exchange program, please contact the Rinker Center for International Programs at 765-285-5422.  For more information about using cartographic resources from Cardinal Scholar, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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