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October 25, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU marks Internations Week Nov. 3-9

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's international students are combining their talents to again present Internations Week Nov. 3-9, culminating with the always sell-out International Dinner.

The week's main event, the International Dinner, will again offer food items from around the world. This year's menu includes such items as fritaja, a Croatian casserole; poutine, a Canadian potato dish, and Irish beef stew.

"This is an opportunity for our international students to share information about their home countries with the campus and community," said Theresa Crispin, adviser to international and study abroad students in SRU's Office of International Services. "The students plan and execute a week's worth of interesting programs as well as offer family recipes for food items served at the International Dinner as part of the week's activities."

This year SRU has more than 70 international students, including those from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Ethiopia, Japan and Columbia.

Dinner tickets are $24 for the general public; $14 for SRU students; and $10 for children age 12 and under. The may be purchased at the Information Desk in the Smith Student Center.

The Internations Week program opens at 7 p.m., Nov. 3, with "Sports Night," offering participants the chance to learn about and play sports not often played in the U.S., including badminton and table tennis. The session is in Morrow Field House.

Fashion often seen in the international student's home countries will be displayed at a free 8 p.m., Nov. 4, Fashion Show in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The event will include international entertainment.

At 12:30 p.m., Nov. 5, the SRU Internations Club will present a Showcase and Coffee House, offering an opportunity to sample coffees and teas and discuss events happening in the student's home countries. The free session is in the Bailey Library Seminar Room.

At 6 p.m., Nov. 5, the discussion topic will be "Gay Rights Around the World." The session, in the Vincent Science Center Auditorium, will offer a dialogue on issues affecting the LGBTQIA community worldwide. The President's Commission on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation is sponsoring the discussion.

A roundtable on international issues will be presented at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 7, in Eisenberg Classroom Building. Lunch will be included.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.