Monday, October 03, 2016

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 where 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 questions and answers. 

The presentations are held every Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Phyllis Yuhas Room in the Student Center (Room 102), and often the food court next door provides a featured dish from the country.

This week’s presentation features Libya from Kheiria Benkato.  Ball State University Dining Services is sponsoring a FREE dish inspired by Libya from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm in the Student Center Tally on Wednesday.

Next week is a presentation about China, and the following Wednesday, October 19, offers a unique view of the Isle of Man.  Iraq will be the feature on October 26; Papua New Guinea is November 2; Pakistan is November 9; Tajikistan is November 16.  India will be the first presentation after the Thanksgiving break on November 30, and Kuwait will be presented on December 7.

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) provides maps and photographs from atlases as visual aids for the culture presentations.  The map posters from previous Culture Exchange presentations are available from the Libraries’ Cardinal Scholar.  Simply type the name of a country in the search box or choose keywords “map poster” to see the list of available posters for use in exhibits, classroom bulletin boards, speeches, or research.  Large copies may be printed in the GRMC on the plotter printers and charged to the Bursar account for anyone in the Ball State University community.

For more information about the Culture Exchange program, p lease 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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