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Communication Associate: Public Relations | Lori Melton | | (218) 726-8830

November 5, 2004
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations, (218) 726-8830,
Maria Vuldjeva, Program Associate, UMD International Education, (218) 726-6673
Karin Robbins, UMD International Student Services, (218) 726-8962

UMD to Celebrate
International Education Week
November 15-19

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) will celebrate the fifth annual International Education Week, November 15-19, with a week full of exciting activities. Highlighting the week will be the International Taste of UMD, November 20, 4 - 8 p.m. at the Hope Church on St. Marie Street.

The event will feature a variety of ethnic foods from around the world. Suggested donation of $2 at the door. Children are welcome to come and partake in festivities. Other activities during the week will include a cultural fashion show, an eggroll sale, guest speakers, and film festivals.

Celebrated worldwide, International Education Week provides an opportunity to highlight the benefits of international education and exchange; to express appreciation for students and scholars who study and teach here; and to commend the millions of people who build and strengthen bridges of international understanding by organizing and participating in exchange programs.

Statement from Colin L. Powell:

"Meeting the 21st century challenges that confront all countries requires an unprecedented degree of understanding and cooperation among nations and among leaders in every field. The professional partnerships and lifelong friendships that result from international education and exchange help build a foundation of understanding and lasting partnerships. These partnerships are important for a secure, prosperous future, not only for the United States, but also for the world as a whole."

Please join us in this celebration! The more we learn about and understand each other, the more effective we will be in creating a world of global citizens, and the better our chances of achieving peace in our increasingly interdependent world.

The following is a schedule of UMD International Education Week activities:

Monday, Nov. 15
- Film Festival, 5:00 PM,Kirby Student Center (Multicultural Student Center), 2nd floor
Tuesday, Nov. 16
- Study Abroad Panel, 12:00 PM, UMD Kirby Rafters, 3rd floor
- Film Festival, 5:00 PM, Kirby Student Center (Multicultural Student Center), 2nd floor
Wednesday, Nov. 17
- Cultural Fashion Show, 12:00 PM, Kirby Rafters, 3rd floor
- Film Festival, 5:00 PM, Kirby Student Center (Multicultural Student Center), 2nd floor
Thursday, Nov. 18
- Brown Bag Presentation, "Women's Rights and Constitutional Change in Kenya" presented by Sarah Fries, 12:00 PM, Kirby Rafters, 3rd floor
- Eggroll Sale, 12-2:00 PM, Kirby Student Center (outside bookstore)
- Film Festival, 5:00 PM, Kirby Student Center (Multicultural Student Center), 2nd floor
Saturday, Nov. 20
- International Taste of UMD, 4-6:00 PM, Hope Church, 301 W. St. Marie Street, No purchase of tickets necessary. Suggested donation of $2 at the door.

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