Fulbright Visiting Scholar at GSU - April 6, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the E-Lounge

GSU has received an Outreach Lecturing Fund Travel Award from Fulbright to host a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar on our campus. Dr Pius W. Akumbu teaches in the Department of Linguistics, University of Buea (Cameroon) and is currently a visiting research scholar at the Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the phonological systems of Cameroonian languages and on language documentation and description. He is also interested in language policy and planning in Cameroon.

Cameroon is a bilingual English/French speaking country with more than 200 African languages/dialects. While in Berkeley, Dr. Akumbu is working on the grammar of Central Ring Grassfields Bantu languages of Cameroon. He presented a paper during the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting on January 10, 2016 on community-based language research. On Wednesday, April 6 at 5:00pm in the E-Lounge, he will give a talk on “Language Policy and Practices in Cameroon”. Refreshments will be served. We hope you can join!


Multicultural Fashion Show - April 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Hall of Governors

The Office of International Services is once again teaming up with student club, International Culture Organization (ICO) to bring to you the infamous Multicultural Fashion Show! You will be amazed at the variety of cultural fashion represented at GSU. In addition to the fashion, individuals and groups will be performing song and dance routines. Ethnic food will be served for all to have a taste.

This is also the time of year that Indians celebrate “Holi”, an ancient festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. During this time, people hug and wish each other “Happy Holi”. They also throw powdered colors outside into the air and onto each other. You have to see it to believe it! The colorful festival bridges the social gap and renews positive relationships.

Please Note: The color-throwing will start at 5:00 pm on the lawn by the F building. If you plan on participating, it is best to wear white and clothes/shoes that you don’t mind potentially ruining. You will not be able to enter the campus once you have participated in the color throwing so plan ahead!

If you are interested in participating as a model/dancer/event organizer/volunteer, please write to ois@govst.edu