March 12, 1999
KALAMAZOO -- Members of the campus and local communities can "see the world" in a single evening during Western Michigan University's 10th annual International Festival Sunday, March 21.
The event will be from 4 to 8 p.m. in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center. It will feature food, performances and displays from more than 20 countries on five continents. Many of WMU's international students will attend, dressed in traditional costumes and serving authentic ethnic foods.
Admission is free and food will be sold for a nominal fee.
"International Festival promises to be a great opportunity for campus and community members to come together and learn about the diversity of cultures here at WMU," said Jin Abe, admissions and program specialist in the Office of International Student Services.
This year's festival is being organized by the International Programs Council and the Campus Activities Board with funds from the Student Assessment Fee. Sponsors include the Office of International Student Services, Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs, Division of Student Affairs, Cultural Events Committee, and Graduate Student Advisory Committee.
More information is available from Abe at (616) 387-5865 or from Erin Kennedy in the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs at (616) 387-2547.
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