CORVALLIS - Music, dance, discussions and displays will be featured in Oregon State University's observance of the second annual nationwide International Education Week.

International Students of OSU will host "Celebrate and Experience the Diversity of OSU" from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, in the campus Memorial Union Ballroom.

The event, which is free and open to the public, includes a dinner, displays, performances and a social dance. Tickets are required for the dinner and may be picked up free of charge through Friday Nov. 9 in the ISOSU office in Room 140 of Snell Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No ticket is needed for the performances and dance, which begin at 7:45 p.m. For information, contact the group at 541-737-6348.

"What Can We Do to Overcome Racism and Prejudice in this Country?" is the topic of a two-hour discussion sponsored by the Associated Students of OSU and set for 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, in the MU Lounge.

The campus Women's Center will host "International Women's Voices," a 60-minute panel discussion featured women from various countries starting at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Women's Center.

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, a two-hour panel discussion starting at 3 p.m. in MU Room 208 will explore "Who Are You to the World?" while in the same location at noon on Thursday, Nov. 15, Ursula Bechert, OSU assistant professor of veterinary medicine, will discuss wildlife conservation in Botswana. Also at noon on Thursday, the OSU Queer Resource Center will sponsor "Queer Across the Globe," a 60-minute panel discussion in the Women's Center.

The week wraps up on Friday, Nov. 16th, with a variety of cultural displays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MU Student Lounge.

International Education Week began last year after a directive from President Bill Clinton as a time to recognize the value of gaining a broad understanding of the cultures, languages and governments of other nations. -30-



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Valerie Rosenberg, 541-737-4629