Contest is part of annual International Education Conference at Lone Star College-Tomball Community college students across the state are invited to submit posters for a contest held in conjunction with the fifth annual International Education Conference (IEC) to be hosted by Lone Star College-Tomball from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 18. Winners will be awarded $100 for first place; $75 for second place and $50 for third place. The poster should consist of artwork reflecting this year’s IEC theme – Global Issues: Economy, Energy, Environment and could include (but isn’t limited to) world peace, the global warming debate, pollution, international partnerships, the role of the individual in world affairs, human health, poverty, science and trans-national trade agreements. Within the general theme of “global issues,” all subjects are welcome. The printed size of the poster submission must not be larger than 24”X36”; all artwork must be original; artwork must be submitted digitally and be of quality suitable for laser printing; for purposes of blind judging the artist’s name and college must not appear on the image; and the artist’s name, college and contact information must be included in an email accompanying the submission. Submissions must be emailed as a jpg attachment to Charles Colson at Lee College, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., no later than midnight on Friday, March 28, 2008. For questions regarding the contest, Colson can also be contacted by email or by phone at 281-425-6817. Entries will be judged based on how the conference theme is addressed; how clearly and persuasively the message is conveyed; creativity and originality; and artistic quality. The annual IEC, hosted by the Lone Star College System and the Gulf Coast International Education Consortium, is open to all faculty, administrators, community leaders, and college and high school students in the Texas Gulf Coast region and is an excellent opportunity to discuss global issues and highlight best practices in international education. The event will include a variety of presentations on international topics and exhibitors. Emmy award winning Houston Channel 13 news anchor Art Rascon will be the opening speaker of the IEC Conference, and Associate Director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy (CIEEP) at the University of Texas at Austin Dr. Michael E. Webber will give the keynote address on Brazil’s ethanol fuel program. Registration for the IEC conference is $30 for anyone ($35 for onsite registration after April 12, 2008) and $15 for students. For specific conference registration information, please visit Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. It is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit The Gulf Coast International Consortium consists of Alvin Community College, Brazosport Community College, Galveston College, Houston Community College, Lee College, Lone Star College System, College of the Mainland, San Jacinto College, and Wharton County Junior College.

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