COB's International Week Celebrates UD Students' Many Cultures with Food, Dancing

Holi Paint Party 2012The College of Business will celebrate the many cultures of University of Dallas students with its annual International Week, a festival of food, dancing and music starting Tuesday, March 19 and ending on Friday, March 22 with a Holi paint party. Events will be held each day in the afternoon, in and around Haggar University Center on the main campus.

"We really encourage everyone in the community to come out to this fun, vibrant celebration," said Nisha Mathews, a University of Dallas student advisor and the organizer of the event. "People will have a great time, and probably learn a few things about places in the world they've never seen. And the kids will love our camel rides!"

The event will kick off Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. with an Open House for UD students, faculty and staff to enjoy refreshments and meet members of the COB's International Office. Later in the week, students and vendors will be on hand sharing food, artwork, and entertainment from various countries around the world. The activities are themed by day, with Wednesday focusing on Latin America and Europe, Thursday featuring the Middle East and Africa, and Friday highlighting cultures in Asia. Scheduled events include a flag parade, camel rides, henna decoration and fire dancers, among other things.

International Week will conclude on Friday, March 22 with a Holi paint party in the Tower field at 6 p.m. A $5 admission fee provides participants with a white shirt to wear and plenty of colored powder to throw as part of this Indian festival of colors. Participants are encouraged to wear old clothes, but Mathews mentioned that the colored powder should wash out of clothes without any trouble.

All events are open to the public and family-friendly. For more information, visit www.udallas.edu/iweek.

 

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