Ivy Tech marks Education Week

Staff Reports

Ivy Tech Community College is celebrating the 16th annual International Education Week with global activities Monday through Nov. 19.

This year’s theme is “Food For Thought” emphasizing the significance of food and appreciating cultures around the world.

Events during the week will include an ancestry-charting art project, a cultural food festival, international film showings, an international fashion show and brown-bag lunch presentations.

Activities include:

Map of the World: A giant world map and comments board will be in the Ivy Tech Poling Hall Commons, 4475 Central Ave., for anyone to chart their family origins around the world.

Community Art Project: A week-long weaving project charting the ancestry of Ivy Tech students, faculty and staff will result in a tapestry for permanent display.

Photo Contest: Ivy Tech students, faculty and staff may enter submissions showing their perception of an international culinary experience.

FoodFest: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Poling Hall Commons, this will feature treats from countries and cultures around the world.

International Films: “Eat Drink Man Woman,” a Taiwanese film about a senior master chef who lives with his three unmarried daughters, noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday; “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” a documentary about an 85-year-old sushi master and his restaurant and his relationship with his two sons, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; both films shown at Columbus Learning Center Lecture Hall, 4555 Central Ave.

International Fashion Show: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Columbus Learning Center Lecture Hall and Commons. This is a component of Columbus North High School student Kyra Staley’s senior project assisted by CAMEO.

Brown Bag luncheons: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 19 at Ivy Tech Poling Hall Commons, desserts will be provided.

The FoodFest, films, fashion show and brown bag luncheons are free and open to the community.

For more information: Visit ivytech.edu.