Skip to main content

 PARADE OF FLAGS TO OPEN SRU'S 28TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DINNER 

 

SPOTLIGHT

 10/29/2002

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

 PARADE OF FLAGS TO OPEN SRU’S 28TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DINNER

          SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – A parade of international flags representing the home countries of Slippery Rock University international students will open the university’s 28th annual International Dinner set for Nov. 9 in the University Union.

           Sponsored by SRU’s Office of International Initiatives, the 7 p.m. dinner, will feature dishes from more than 65 countries. The event is usually a sell out. Tickets, $15 for the general public, $8 for SRU students and $6 for children under age 6, are available in Room 110 of Eisenberg Classroom Building.

           Pam Frigot, international student adviser and event organizer, reports this year’s menu of 64 dishes will include deviled prawns from Sri Lanka, potato curry from India, shepherd pie from Ireland and banana pie from Dominica and St. Lucia. Desserts will include anzac biscuits from Australia and lachee asada (a flan/pudding) from Peru, among others.

           She explains that SRU’s international students bring, or write home for, family-favorite recipes then shop for ingredients before turning them over to ARAMARK, the campus food vendor. Together the students and ARAMARK chefs then prepare the meal.  “This is an opportunity for our international students to show their home cultures and an opportunity for our students and those in the local community to see the diversity international students bring to our campus and region,” Frigot explains.

          The evening’s program will conclude with after-dinner entertainment provided by the international students showing off the entertainment of their home countries.

           More information is available by calling 724-738-2057.

 PN, PgN, WPN, PR, TV

Click here to view the Economic Impact Report

Click here to view the Economic Impact Report