Texas Tech Hosts International Week

Faculty, staff and students will participate in several events throughout the week to celebrate the different cultures around the world.

WHAT: International Week

WHEN: April 12-17

WHERE: Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University's Office of International Affairs will host International Week, beginning Sunday (April 12) through Friday (April 17). The Office of International Affairs, along with departments and student organizations, will host events throughout the week to celebrate the many different cultures around the world.

Media are invited to different events including:

  • Worldwide Showcase 2015: A Cruise across Cultures, 2 p.m., April 12, City Bank Auditorium: International students at Texas Tech will take part in a colorful show that takes audience members on a journey of talent and culture from around the world.
  • “A Global Perspective: An Astronaut's View on International Experience” by Al Sacco Jr., 2:30-4 p.m., April 14, Student Union Building, Senate Room: Sacco, dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, will talk about his experience in space when he was aboard the space shuttle Columbia for 16 days during the STS-73 mission in 1995.
  • “Adventures in Study Abroad” photo exhibit reception, 4-5:30 p.m., April 15, International Cultural Center: Students will show off their photography from different study abroad trips throughout the world.
  • Global Vision Awards, 4-5:30 p.m., April 17, International Cultural Center, Hall of Nations: Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis, Texas Tech Provost Lawrence Schovanec and Ambassador and Vice Provost for International Affairs Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. and Associate Vice Provost for International Programs Sukant Misra will present awards that recognize globalization efforts of faculty, staff and students, as well as colleges, departments and community organizations.

For a full list of events, please visit the International Week website.

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CONTACT:  Jane Bell, senior director, Office of International Affairs, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3667 or jane.bell@ttu.edu; Christi Felton, facility and events manager, Office of International Affairs, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3667 or christi.felton@ttu.edu.