Upcoming Events

International Education Week

MSU will hold its International Education Week festivities November 13th through the 17th. This week of events will focus on providing a place to celebrate the benefits of worldwide educational exchange. The Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at Mississippi State University will commemorate this world-wide celebrated week by extending the opportunity to students, staff, faculty and the Starkville community to experience a variety of other countries customs and traditions.  Please take part in the full list of events we have scheduled.  For more information regarding events, please contact Kei Mamiya at kmamiya@saffairs.msstate.edu

All Week:

Pieces of the World
11/1-12/8, Union Art Gallery
The Holmes Cultural Diversity Center (HCDC) and the International Institute will showcase photographs taken by students of sights, people, and cultures from all around the world in the Union Art Gallery.

IEW Photo Booth

International Institute, Allen Hall 116

The International Institute hosts a photo booth for students throughout the week. International and U.S. students can come take selfies using a global themed backdrop along with fun props. Students may post their pictures celebrating IEW to the social media platform of their choice using the hashtags #MSUGlobal and #IEW2017.

International Fiesta Poster Design Contest
Holmes Cultural Diversity Center

World Neighbor's Association invites you to submit a design to win a first place prize of $100 and have your design be featured on the official 2018 International Fiesta flyer. Please retrieve an entry packet from HCDC to participate.


Delicious Destinations
11:00 am-1:00 pm, Marketplace at the Perry

HCDC and MSU Dining Services introduce one dish from different countries/regions (Greece, Japan, Italy, and Morocco) each day during IEW for students, faculty, and staff to enjoy various international cuisines and get to know different cultures.

Monday, November 13th

Study Abroad Photo Contest Award Ceremony
5:00-5:30 pm, Union 329
Hosted by the Office of Study Abroad, all students are invited to a reception showcasing all of the Photo Contest submissions from this year. Winners from a variety of categories will be announced and prizes awarded.


HCDC Photo Contest Award Ceremony
5:00-5:30 pm, Union 330

Hosted by HCDC, all students are invited to a brief ceremony in which winners of the photo contest will be awarded with some prizes. After the ceremony, all students are invited to a reception at the photo gallery.

Pieces of the World Photo Gallery Reception
6:00-7:00 pm, Union Art Gallery

This photo reception is to recognize pictures captured by students in various locations in the world and raise the awareness of International diversity on campus and also IEW. Participants will be able to interact with students who took the pictures in the gallery. Refreshments will be provided.


Uamsho: African Revival Night
7:00-9:00 pm, Foster Ballroom U

African Student Association (ASA) will showcase many aspects of the African cultures represented in ASA. The main goals of the event are to revive the African community in Starkville and create a space for participants to learn about the African cultures. There will be dance performances, a fashion show, a showcase of African jewelry, and homemade authentic African dishes.

Tuesday, November 14th

Study Abroad Expo
11:00 am-1:00 pm, Foster Ballroom U
Are you interested in studying abroad? Take a trip around the world by visiting the different study abroad destinations and hear about the personal experiences from fellow DAWGS. There will be free pizza and a raffle for participants to win some gifts.


Conversation Connections

3:00-4:00 pm, Union 330
The English Language Institute and the MSU Globetrotters host its weekly conversation group. Open to all, Conversation Connections is a time for U.S. and international students, faculty, and community members to interact on a variety of cultural topics and current events.

Global Night
6:00-8:00 pm, Dawg House
Various student organizations from our campus will showcase their cultures to present a deeper understanding of the diversity reflected by our student body. Come experience and interact with different cultures, traditions and customs of people from all around the world through music, dance, and food!

Wednesday, November 15th

Taste of Culture
11:00 am-1:00 pm, Drill Field
The Multicultural Greek Council is giving out samples of various foods from around the globe along with a flyer giving context for the food's origins on the Drill Field!


Citing Sources–Helping International Students’ Academic Experiences
3:30-4:30 pm, Union 330
The Library International Students Committee is hosting an interactive session in which their staff address ways to avoid plagiarism. Frequently used citation styles and citation management tools will be discussed. Even though the session is designed for international students, all students are welcome.


Leveraging your Study Abroad Workshop
3:30-5:30 pm, Union 330

Study Abroad and international internship alumni are invited by the Office of Study Abroad and the Career Center to participate in an interactive workshop discussing how to use your international experience to your advantage when securing a job or applying for graduate school. Topics that will be covered include how to highlight your international experience in a resume and cover letter and strategies for effectively talking about your experiences abroad in an interview. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

ESL Game Night
6:00-7:00 pm, Writing Center
Join our Writing Center team for a fun night of game, food, and plenty of laughs in our house at President’s Circle. Prepare for an hour (or more) of competitive board-gaming, interesting culture exchange, and maybe meeting new friends. Bring a buddy. Or two!

Thursday, November 16th

Global Dawgs: A Day in the Life of a Global Citizen
12:00-2:00 pm, Coskrey Auditorium of Memorial Hall
A panel of students from around the world answer your questions about day to day life in their home countries as well as in the U.S. Please participate in a friendly discussion about sharing cultures and acknowledging the things that bring us together.  Lunch is provided.

Latin Lipsync Battle

6:00-8:00 pm, Fowlkes Auditorium
Come join LSA for a night of lip syncing to popular Latin hits! There will be prizes awarded to the winners as well as light refreshments.


Friday, November 17th

Passport Informational Booth
11:00 am -1:00 pm, Union Food Court
Interested in traveling abroad, but you do not have a U.S. Passport? Stop by during your lunch break and speak to one of the International Institute's Passport Acceptance Agents to submit your application or receive more information about the application process.