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Oct. 26, 2012
CONTACT: K. E. Schwab

SRU Internations Week features 'International Dinner,' activities

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University international students will offer the community a trip around the world without leaving Butler County when they host a weeklong Internations Week Nov. 4-10.

The week will highlight sports, fashion, politics, economics and culminate with the 38th annual International Dinner Nov. 10.. The Internations Club and SRU's Office of International Services are sponsoring the week..

"The week is always an exciting one for our international students as they focus attention on their homeland and their native foods," said Maura Smith, an intern with SRU's Office of International Services.

"The big event for the week is always the international dinner that features cuisine prepared using recipes from the students' actual homes," Smith said.

Tickets to the 7 p.m., Nov. 10 dinner in the Smith Student Center Ballroom, are $22 ($8 for children under age 12) for the general public and $12 for SRU students. Reservations may be made by calling 724.738.4926. Group tickets may be ordered at 724.738.2057.

"The menu and the entertainment is provided by the international students, and the event is always a sell-out," Smith said.

Other events include:

A "Sports Night" from 5-7 p.m., Nov. 4 in the Aebersold Student Center where international students will show participants how to play such popular games as soccer, badminton and table tennis as it is done in their homelands.

Students will present an International Fashion Show at 8 p.m. Nov. 5, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom showcasing traditional and modern clothing from around the world.

An International Showcase and Coffeehouse is planned for 12:30-2 p.m., Nov 6, in Bailey Library. Guests will enjoy coffee and tea from around the world while browsing the University's collection of international artifacts. Many of the items were acquired as gifts and donations from international alumni and current students.

An International Roundtable will be offered at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 8, in the Smith Student Center. Students from the SRU School of Business will present details on the socioeconomic impact of political trends and policies that affect their home countries. They will also discuss how politics and policies implemented have affected and impacted the overall growth and development in their countries. Lunch will be provided sponsored by SRU's School of Business.

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