WMU News

'See the world' at annual International Festival

March 11, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Members of the campus and local communities are invited to "see the world" in a single evening during Western Michigan University's 13th annual International Festival Sunday, March 24.

The event will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center and feature food, performances and cultural 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 at a nominal cost.

"The International Festival is a great opportunity for campus and community members to come together and appreciate the diversity of cultures here at WMU," says Jin Abe, admissions/program specialist in the Office of International Student Services.

The 2002 event is being organized by the International Programs Council and Campus Activities Board with funds from the Student Assessment Fee. Sponsors for this year's festivities include the Office of International Student Services, Student Activities and Leadership Programs, and the Cultural Events and Graduate Student Advisory committees.

More information about International Festival 2002 is available from IPC's Cheen Chia Chong at (269) 387-5872 or from CAB's Stephanie Zak at (269) 544-7007.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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