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Contact: Christine Payton March 11, 2005
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
 
INTERNATIONAL WEEK KICKS OFF WITH PARADE, CEREMONY
 
Students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be learning about cultures from around the world as the International Student Council kicks off International Week 2005 on March 14.

The week provides opportunities for everyone to learn about other cultures with a host of activities which revolve around the “Made in World” theme for the 2005 celebration.

A cake giveaway, parade and opening ceremonies will start the celebration on March 14. The executive board of the International Student Council will be giving cake, candy, drinks and information about International Week to students at the corner of Rex Street and St. Mary Boulevard from 10 a.m. to noon.

At 11:30 a.m., international students dressed in their traditional wear and carrying flags will walk in the Parade du Monde starting in the Quad and ending at the Student Union.

The week will officially kick off with opening ceremonies following the parade at 12:30 p.m. on the Student Union porch. The Dean of Students, director of the Office of International Affairs and the International Student Council will be on hand for the celebration.

Other International Week 2005 events slated for next week include:

March 14

• Impressions of Senegal. KATC TV-3 news anchor Darla Montgomery will discuss the humanitarian work she performed during her visit to Senegal from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Evangeline Room at the Student Union.

• Miss International Students. Women from different countries will compete in a scholarship pageant for the title of Miss International Students at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The winner will represent the International Student Council at the Miss UL Lafayette Pageant.

March 15

• Expositions. Associations, groups and students will represent their countries and cultures through displays of artifacts, posters, books and postcards during a hallway display event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union.

• Game Show. Student organizations will participate in a “Battle of the Minds” trivia game at 3:30 p.m. in the Cypress Room of the Student Union. Teams of five will answer questions about international history, geography, politics, sports, economy and general culture.

March 16

• Discussion Group. An open discussion titled “How Americans are Perceived Overseas” will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Forum at the Student Union.

• Dessert Night. Student organizations will cook typical desserts from their cities and countries. The delightful tasting will start at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

March 17

• Guest Speaker. Dr. Corey Saft, associate professor from the School of Architecture and Design will discuss his latest trip to China from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Student Union.

•  Movie Night. The Residence Hall Association and Phi Beta Delta will sponsor two movies at the Bayou Bijou Theater and the Griffin Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m.

March 18

• Entertainment Night. Also known as the night of cultural explosion, this talent event invites students to dance, act, sing, perform martial arts, play musical instruments, model or recite poetry starting at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

March 19

• International Dinner and Ball. Students cook specialties from their countries and restaurants from the area donate some of their special dishes at this event in the Student Union Ballroom starting at 7 p.m. Formal attire or traditional clothing is required. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the ball will start after dinner and continue until 2 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door for $7. All other events are free and open to the campus and Lafayette community.

For more information regarding any of these events, please contact the International Student Council at 482-6819 or email isc@louisiana.edu.
 

Document last revised Friday, March 11, 2005 10:14 AM

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