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 SRU Plans 31st International Dinner as Part of 'Internations Week' 

 

SPOTLIGHT

11/1/2005

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

 SRU PLANS 31ST INTERNATIONAL DINNER AS PART OF ‘INTERNATIONS WEEK’

     SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Internations Week, a project of Slippery Rock University’s Internations Club designed to show off the nations of the world represented at SRU, will include a look at international sports, currency, artifacts, fashion, entertainment and economics before concluding on Nov. 12 with the 31st International Dinner offering cuisine from around-the-world.

     The Nov. 6-12 project is funded by SRU’s University Program Board and the Office of International Services.

     The week opens Sunday [Nov. 6] with “International Sports Night,” planned for 7 to 9 p.m. in the Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center offering a look – and chance to play – sports popular in other countries. Nov. 7 will feature fashion from around the world, with students displaying clothing from their home countries at 8 p.m. in the University Union.

     An “International Showcase” will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 in the University Union with SRU international students showing and explaining currency and artifacts from their home countries. Coffees and teas will be offered at an “International Coffee House” set for 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 in Carruth Rizza Hall and the event will allow students, faculty, staff and the community to chat informally with SRU international students.

     A 12:30 p.m. Nov. 10 an “International Roundtable,” staffed by international SRU students offering explanations about their home nation’s economics, exports, imports and education programs.

     The week culminates with the always-popular International Dinner set for 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in the University Union. The dinner features a variety of food items created from recipes from the student’s home countries. The food is prepared under the supervision of AVI, the campus food contractor, from recipes – often family heirlooms – provided by the international students. European Wienerschnitzel, “red-red,” a bean, plantain, black-eyed peas and spices dish from Nigeria/Ghana, shrimp curry from Sri Lanka and jerk chicken from the Caribbean will be among the 50 items served.

     Dinner tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $20 for the general public, $10 for SRU students, and $6 for children under age 12. Tickets are available by calling 724-738-2057.

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