Jackson State University’s Division of International Studies will host its annual International Week April 8-12 on the university’s main campus, 1400 John R. Lynch St. in Jackson, Miss. The week promotes global and cultural awareness through educational and entertaining activities. International dignitaries and renowned scholars in the international arena will participate, representing countries including the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, China, Brazil, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, Jamaica, Kenya, Germany, and many more.
Opening Day Ceremony, Noon, Monday, April 8, Tiger Park (Across from the JSU Student Center) A proclamation declaring International Week on the campus of JSU will be read.
International Taste of JSU , 1– 2 p.m., Monday, April 8, Tiger Park (Across from the JSU Student Center) Faculty and staff members will prepare international dishes for sampling by the university community.
International Week Film Festival, April 8-11, JSU Student Center, Theater. The event is free and open to the public. All films will be shown at the JSU Student Center Theater. For movie times and descriptions, http://www.jsums.edu/intweek/
International Sports , 1 – 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, John A. Peoples Building Greenery and Walter Payton Center. International sports will include Cricket and Table Tennis (Ping Pong).
Parade of Flags, 9:15 – 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, Gibbs-Green Plaza. K-12 students from central Mississippi schools will march from the Lee. E. Williams Athletics & Assembly Center to Gibbs-Green Plaza to the beat of the percussion section of the JSU marching band.
International Bazaar , 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, Gibbs-Green Plaza. K-12 students from central Mississippi schools will participate with the entire JSU community. Features include cultural exhibits, international games, door prizes, a fashion show, a talent contest and food.
International Night of Dance , 7 p.m., Thursday, April 11, Rose E. McCoy Auditorium. This event will feature dance groups from around the metro area.
International Peace Conference , April 9 –12. Faculty, staff and students from JSU and other institutions will present papers throughout the week related to the theme of “Peace through Understanding.”
International Scholarship and Awards Banquet – 6:00 p.m., Friday, April 12, JSU Student Center Ballroom . The banquet will feature an awards ceremony for people who have supported the JSU Division of International Studies in a very special way. Scholarships will be awarded to American and international students.
For more information about International Week events, visit www.jsums.edu/intweek or call Patricia Jernigan at 601-979-3796.