"From the Corners of the World . . . " is the theme for Clarion University of Pennsylvania's annual International Cultural Night, scheduled Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Gemmell Student Complex Multi-Purpose Room. The program is sponsored by the Clarion International Association and is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to defray the cost of food preparation.
Approximately 70 students from 32 countries are enrolled at Clarion University for 2008-09 and this program is a way of sharing their cultures with the greater Clarion community.
The program will feature dances, vocal performances, language demonstrations, and other cultural presentations from the various regions of the world: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Europe, The Americas and Caribbean, and the Middle East.
A variety of international foods will be served following the program to allow those attending to sample cuisine from around the world.
Officers of the Clarion International Association Executive Board for the 2008-09 year are:
President - Tanmoy Talukdar from India, who is majoring in computer science and mathematics with a minor in information systems
Vice President - Amrita Shinde from India, who is majoring in international business and business economics.
Treasurer - Chukwudebe Nwanze from Nigeria, a graduate student majoring in biology.
Secretary - Vishal Keshari from India, who is majoring in molecular biology/biotechnology chemistry with a minor in mathematics.
The Office of International Programs staff includes: Dr. Jocelind Gant, Assistant Vice President for International Programs, Linda Heineman, International Student Advisor, Lynn Hepfl, ISEP Coordinator and NESA Undergraduate Program Mentor, and Dr. Sandra Trejos, International Programming and Study Abroad Coordinator.
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