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Frostburg State University to Hold First Annual International Festival

The Frostburg State University Center for International Education and the Cooperative Grant Program of NAFSA: Association of International Educators will sponsor the First Annual International Festival beginning Monday, Feb. 25 on the FSU campus.

Chesapeake Dining Hall, in conjunction with Sodexho-Marriott, will inaugurate the events by offering international foods from various world regions Feb. 25 through 28. FSU international students will be on hand in the dining hall to introduce each new dish.

On Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Wednesday, Feb. 27, Professor Christopher Bailey, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK, will visit Frostburg. During his tour, Bailey will meet with students interested in study at Newcastle.

FSU students and faculty will prepare and share foods from around the world at the International Dinner, slated for Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Frostburg Community Center, Water Street. All are welcome to enjoy this taste-sensation event.

An International Expo, Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lane University Center, will feature displays and information about FSU's International Studies program, study abroad programs and international student groups and their representative regions. That evening, Mr. Bhuchung Tsering, director of the International Campaign for Tibet, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the FSU Performing Arts Center Drama Theatre. Mr. Tsering, a Tibetan refugee, will talk about present day Tibet and the ICT's efforts to aid the Tibetan people in regaining their sovereignty.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet will present two performances of traditional dance and music on Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Pealer Recital Hall. This event is co-sponsored with the FSU Cultural Events Series.

On Wednesday, March 13, Dr. Daniel Garcia, Instituto Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, will meet with students and faculty interested in learning about his institution's study abroad programs. Join Dr. Garcia at 4 p.m. in Lane University Center, Room 203/4.

Two upcoming April events include a "Mind, Consciousness and Zen" workshop, Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6 in the FSU Cordts Physical Education Center, Leake Room. Co-sponsored with Dr. Paul LaChance, FSU Department of English, this event features instruction on sitting meditation by a Zen master. "Israel and Palestine: Will There Ever Be Peace?" is the topic of a discussion to be presented with co-sponsors Campus Ministry and others on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Lane University Center Room 201.

For information on these events, contact the Center for International Education, 301-687-4714.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589