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NCCU Celebrates International Education Week


North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is celebrating American Education Week and International Education Week Nov. 13 through Nov. 17 with a series of activities on and off campus.

As part of the celebration, NCCU joins more than 100 North Carolina colleges and universities in observing NC College Application Month, waiving fees for students who apply for admission through the College Foundation of North Carolina Nov. 13-17.

To help prospective students and their parents navigate the undergraduate admissions process, NCCU is hosting a live Facebook Q&A with an admissions counselor who will share tips on how to submit a strong undergraduate application. The Facebook Q&A will take place Monday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. ET. Like NCCU’s Facebook page (@NCCUEagle) to join the conversation.

Other highlights include:

  • Beginning Nov. 14 through Nov. 16, NCCU faculty and staff will read to local elementary schools within the Durham Public School System.
  • The Office of International Affairs will host a Passport Fair to offer individuals an opportunity to apply a passport, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, in Lee Biology Building.
  • The University Honors Program will host a informational session for the U.S. Department of State’s Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program for students interested in majoring in political science, public policy, international affairs, business administration or economics on Nov. 16, at 10:40 a.m., in Edmonds Classroom Building, Room 105. 
  • Miguel Fraga, First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington, D.C. will speak on diplomatic relations on Nov. 16, at 1 p.m., in the Nursing Building Auditorium, Room 1110.
  • The NCCU School of Education will welcome accomplished psychologist, Alexis Lorenzo Ruiz, Ph.D. on Nov. 16, at 6 p.m., to speak on the state of psychology, counseling and social work in Cuba in the H.M. Michaux Jr. School of Education Auditorium.
  • Also on Nov. 16, at 6 p.m., the university will host a International Quiz Bowl featuring NCCU students in the A.E. Student Union. 
  • On Friday, Nov. 17, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., the NCCU Department of Nursing will display artifacts, offer international cuisine tasting and entertainment in the first floor lobby of the Nursing Building.

American Education Week was first celebrated in 1921, with the National Education Association and American Legion as co-sponsors. It honors educators, as well as parents and community members who work to support public schools.

International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, promotes programs that prepare undergraduate students for a global environment.

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