LFCC to Host Global Awareness Day Activities

For Immediate Release:
March 16, 2007

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will host Global Awareness Day activities on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Middletown Campus, located at 173 Skirmisher Lane in Middletown. The event is free and open to the public and seeks to teach individuals about people, history and cultures from around the world.

Following is information about the various activities scheduled for Global Awareness Day:

Activity Description Time Location
International Cultural Tables Take a tour around the world. Each table will feature artifacts, music and food samples from around the world 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fredy and Klara Kummli Student Center
Japan: Its People – Its Culture Take a visual tour and enjoy a discussion of Japanese culture and countryside as presented by Helen Riley, a Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher 10 to 11 a.m. William H. McCoy Special Events Center
The History of Belly Dance: A Middle Eastern Influence Enjoy a presentation and lecture by dancers from Miramar’s Jewels Arabesque 11 a.m. to noon William H. McCoy Special Events Center
History of Fencing: The European Connection Learn about the history of the sport of fencing and the dueling tradition in Europe 1 to 2 p.m. William H. McCoy Special Events Center
International Student Panel: Our World Listen to LFCC international students share information about their native homelands, their history and cultures 2 to 3 p.m. William H. McCoy Special Events Center
World View: International Awareness Watch a video titled “Did you know?” and participate in a moderated discussion of current events and issues 3 to 4 p.m. William H. McCoy Special Events Center

Global Awareness Day is sponsored by the Administrative Support Technology Program students at LFCC, International Education Committee at LFCC, International Association of Administrative Professionals and Project International Education Student Organization at LFCC.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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