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NDSU to celebrate International Week March 26-30

Posted on 3/19/2012

North Dakota State University will host several events to explore and celebrate diversity from around the world during its annual International Week scheduled March 26-30. The events, sponsored by NDSU's Office of International Programs, are open to campus and the Fargo-Moorhead community.

The week will kick off with an International Expo on Monday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Plains Ballroom.

International associations and students will display and provide information on a variety of cultural items, including traditional crafts, writings and art from their home countries.

A Parade of Nations also is planned for Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Plains Ballroom. The parade, featuring NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani and the International Student Association, serves as the official start to the week's festivities. Cake and coffee will be served after the ceremony.

Other events include an International Tea Festival and International Night variety show. The tea festival is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Alba Bales House Equity and Diversity Center. Attendees will be able to sample teas from around the world and learn about the traditions and ceremonies associated with them. The event is free.

International Night is planned for Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in Festival Concert Hall as the week's grand finale. NDSU's international students will display their talents, such as singing, dancing and acting. Tickets are $5 each. Contact the Office of International Programs at 701-231-7895 for more information. Sponsored by the International Student Association.

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