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 Annual Internations Week Opens Sunday 




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 Events Include Spotlight on Sports, Clothing and Food --


           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University's annual Internations Week kicks off Sunday [Nov. 9]with "International Sports Night" and ends Nov. 15 with the traditional "International Dinner" featuring more than 50 food items from around the world as a way of focusing campus and community attention on the university's international student program.

          The annual program, organized by students and staff in SRU’s Office of International Initiatives, is designed to spotlight the importance of international study and show the campus and community the rich diversity international students bring to the university.

          This semester more than 50 countries are represented by more than 135 international students taking classes at SRU. More than 150 SRU students will spend part of their academic year in study abroad programs.

          International Sports Night opens at 7 p.m. in the Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center allowing all students to participate in table tennis, badminton, cricket and soccer. At 8 p.m. Monday [Nov. 10], a “Fashion Show” with clothes, music and dance from various countries will be seen in the University Union’s Multi-Purpose Room, and at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday an “International Showcase,” will display artifacts from around the world in the union’s lobby.

          Wednesday’s event is a 2 to 4 p.m. Coffee House in the lobby of Carruth Rizza Hall, new home to SRU’s Office of International Initiatives and department of modern languages and cultures. A 12:30 p.m. Thursday roundtable in Room 207 of the union will offer presentations of economic and political issues from the student’s home countries.

          The International Dinner will be held at 7 p.m. in the University Union. The event features food prepared by SRU’s international students with the help of AVI, the campus, contract food vendor.

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