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International Symposium

February 25 - February 27

The International Symposium is organized by the Office of International Programs and will highlight the ways CSU students, faculty, staff, and partners add global dimensions to their teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and community engagement. Sessions at the Symposium will cover a wide range of topics including education, social and environmental issues, health, culture, language, politics, and the arts. As we celebrate Colorado State University’s sesquicentennial, the International Symposium will showcase CSU’s international engagement on campus and around the world.

Tuesday, February 25

General Sessions

Lory Student Center, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Keynote Speaker: Helen Thorpe

LSC Ballroom D, 4 – 5 p.m.

Helen Thorpe, lifelong journalist who has written three books of narrative nonfiction about the lives of immigrants, refugees, and veterans of foreign conflict, sits down with Mike Hooker, CSU Director of Public Affairs and Communications.


Book Signing with Helen Thorpe

The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom

LSC Ballroom C, 5 – 6 p.m.


Wednesday, February 26

General Sessions

Lory Student Center, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Thursday, February 27

A Conversation with President Joyce McConnell and Vice Provost for International Affairs Kathleen Fairfax: The Importance of Internationalization in Higher Education

LSC Longs Peak Room, 9 – 10 a.m.


Visual Showcase of International Activities

LSC Ballroom D, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Students, faculty, and staff will communicate their international work and studies through visual media. Attendees will be able to experience the exhibits as well as interact with the presenters.


General Sessions

Lory Student Center, 1 – 5 p.m.


February 25
February 27


Lory Student Center