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Contact: Christine Payton MARCH 14, 2006
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
International Week 2006 continues at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. All week, the International Student Council is presenting “Diverse yet Unified” the theme for International Week 2006, which began March 13.

During this event, students are invited to share in their countries heritage and learn about other cultures. Through this year's theme, the International Student Council hopes to raise awareness of the cultural diversity that exists around the world, but are united under the canopy of education at the university.

Several events will take place during the week:

Tuesday, March 14

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. there will be a display in the Student Union hallway. Associations, groups and students will have the opportunity to show off their countries/cultures through a display of artifacts, posters, books, postcards, etc. This display will also be available for viewing on Wed. March, 15. Beginning at 5 p.m. there will be a movie night showing in Griffin Hall room 522 of “L'Auberge Espagnole.” Located in the front of E.K.Long, there will be another movie shown at 8 p.m. “Hyderabad Blues.”

Wednesday, March 15

David Ware, an Immigration Attorney, will present a hour longs session on “What's New in Immigration” in the Acadian Room of the Student Union beginning at 2 p.m.

Thursday, March 16

A discussion forum will be held in the Evangeline Room of the Student Union beginning at 11 a.m. The topic of discussion will be “The Power of Cultural Diversity in the United States.”
“The Battle of the Minds” is a trivia game where student organizations participate with teams of five members who will compete for a grand prize. The event will take place at 3 p.m. in the Cypress Room of the Student Union. Questions will be about international history, geography, politics, sports, economy and general cultures.

Friday, March 17

From 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. there will be an entertainment night “Diversity Euphoria” in the Student Union Ballroom.
Saturday, March 18

The formal International Dinner and Ball will take place in the Student Union Ballroom from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. Formal attire is required and tickets are $7.

All events are free admission with the exception of the Dinner and Ball. For more information please call 337-482-6819.

Document last revised Tuesday, March 14, 2006 10:45 AM

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