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Students offer "Window Into the Islamic World"

Nov. 1, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- What do you know about the most misunderstood, second largest and fastest growing religion in the world?

Members of the Muslim Student Association at Western Michigan University present "Window Into the Islamic World," an opportunity to learn more about Islamic practices and culture beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the North Ballroom of the Bernhard Center. Reservations are required by Thursday, Nov. 13, for the free program, which includes exhibits, a brief presentation by internationally known speaker Yusuf Estes and a buffet dinner of Middle Eastern cuisine.

"The program is intended to bring students from different backgrounds, religions and cultures together to promote and encourage diversity," says MSA President Mohamed Bourouha, a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering from Tunisia.

A question and answer session will follow the presentation by Estes. Exhibits include a virtual tour via posters, video and power point presentation. Free literature also will be available. While the program is geared primarily for students, members of the faculty, staff and public are welcome, provided they make reservations by the deadline.

Dress casual attire is requested. Reservations by 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, may be made by contacting the Muslim Student Association at 269 779-0108 or <rso_msa@wmich.edu>. Include the name and phone number of each person for whom reservations are being made. Reservation may also be made at the MSA information table in the Bronco Mall, every monday from noon to 2 p.m.

Media contacts: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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