WMU News

Annual International Festival is Sunday, March 25

March 13, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Members of the campus and local communities are invited to "see the world" in a single evening during Western Michigan University's 12th annual International Festival Sunday, March 25.

The event will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center and 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.

"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.

This year's festivities will include the announcement and display of the winning entries for the student-oriented "Focus on Your World International Photo Contest," which revolves around international study and travel.

International Festival 2001 is being organized by the Campus Activities Board and the International Programs Council with funds from the Student Assessment Fee. Sponsors include the Graduate Student Advisory Committee, the Office of International Student Services, Student Activities and Leadership Programs, and the University Cultural Events Committee.

More information about the festival is available from Abe at (616) 387-5855 or from Todd Hufford in the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs at (616) 387-2115.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 616 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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