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Annual talent show highlights International Ed Week
Sunday, November 15, 2009

The International Education Office will host its third annual International Talent Show on Wed., Nov. 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Campus Grind. The event is part of International Education Week, Nov. 16-19.

The Talent Show will consist of a dozen 15-minute, internationally-related performances, where participants will perform their piece as well as explain the origin, technique and composer/writer of it. The office is not only looking for attendees but performers as well. If you are interested in participating, please stop by the International Education Office, 7 LoGrasso Hall or call 673-3451.

Each year, the U.S. government sets aside one week before Thanksgiving to be designated as International Education Week.  The International Education Center, in cooperation with a number of offices on campus, celebrates this week with a number of multi-cultural events. In addition to the talent show, this year's slate of events will include:
Monday, Nov. 16
East Meets West Brown Bag Luncheon; Fenton 127, Noon to 12:50 p.m.
The luncheon will include students and faculty, including Iclal Vanwesenbeeck, Eric Gray, John Gradel, Amanda McCoy and Ashley Zengerski, speaking about their experiences in Turkey. Drinks will be provided but attendees are encouraged to bring a “brown bag lunch” as well.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
Cruise around the World; all Residence Hall lobbies, 7 to 9 p.m.
Take a self-guided “tour around the world." For the eighth year, Rockefeller Arts Center joins the International Education Week festivities by sponsoring a hall lobby contest. Come tour the lobbies to taste what they’ve cooked up and read what they’ve looked up about their adopted country.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
International Talent Contest; Campus Grind, 7 to 10 p.m.
Watch internationally-related performances, where students will perform their piece as well as explain the origin, technique and composer/writer of it.
Thursday, Nov. 19
Jamaican Cooking Show with Chef Dean; Horizon Room, Williams Center, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Reservations now closed -- event full.  Learn how to prepare a Jamaican meal and then partake in the dinner that follows.

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