The Times West Virginian

November 15, 2012

International Education Week under way

Celebrating many cultures represented at FSU and Pierpont

By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Throughout the week, students at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College have been participating in International Education Week by celebrating the many cultures that are represented at both institutions.

“This is really a way to celebrate and appreciate international cultures that are represented on campus,” Dr. Tadashi Kato, International Programming coordinator through the Office of International Student Services and chairman of International Education Committee, said.

The week kicked off with an international film Monday and an international flag-raising ceremony Tuesday. During the ceremony, a flag was raised for each country that has student representatives enrolled at FSU and/or Pierpont.

“Right now we have more than 130 international students represented,” Kato said.

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