TWU Slates 24th Annual International Fest
TWU Slates 24th Annual
DENTON Texas Woman's University will become a melting
pot of cultures on Nov. 7 during the 24th Annual
International Festival and Food Fair. Admission to the fair,
which is open to the public, is $10 for adults, $7 for students
and $3 for children under 12.
The fair will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. in Hubbard Hall and
along with dinner, activities will include folk music,
performances by the TWU International Folk Dance Company, an
ethnic fashion parade, cultural exhibits and a lecture by author
Anne Marie Weiss-Armush. Tickets are available in advance from
the Office of International Education, located on the second
floor of Jones Hall, and at the door. For ticket information,
call (940) 898-3338.
A former Fulbright scholar to Mexico, Weiss-Armush is fluent
in Arabic and Spanish. While living in Saudi Arabia for 11 years,
she produced the first of her four books, as well as several
programs on Arab traditions for Saudi Arabian television. For
five years she wrote stories on North Texas' ethnic communities
for the religion section, food section and today section of the Dallas
Morning News. Weiss-Armush has also served as a commentator
on immigrant culture for local and national media.
Her speech will look at Sept. 11, 2001 as a defining moment in
American history and whether or not the role of the United States
in global society has changed.
Fare for the evening will be: cous cous salad, romaine Caesar
salad, curried chicken, beef teriyaki, fettuccine Alfredo, garlic
bread, vegetable eggrolls, chocolate cake and assorted cookies.
International festival sponsors are the Office of
International Education, International Student Association, TWU
International Dance Company and the International Week Committee.
TWU International Week 2002 Activities
Monday, Nov. 4
- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., open house for the Office of
International Education, located on the second floor of
Tuesday, Nov. 5
- Free 15-minute legal consultation by appointment
only with immigration attorney Craig E. Miley.
Schedule appointments through the Office of International
Education at 898-3338.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
- Noon to 2 p.m., study abroad fair, Mendhi/Henna (Indian)
stamping, Japanese origami, Chinese name writing and
other activities, second floor of the Student Center
- 6-9 p.m., international reading and poetry contest,
Thursday, Nov. 7
- 5:30-9 p.m., International Festival, Hubbard Hall
For Further Information Contact:
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456