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International Dinner Series Scheduled at U of M, Crookston in March; Advance Tickets on Sale
February 9, 2009

What: International Dinner Series

When: March 2, 9, 23 and April 1

Contact: Rae French, coordinator, study abroad, 218-281-8339 (rfrench@umn.edu), Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)


Enjoy international cuisine during a series of international dinners at the U of M, Crookston. The International Dinner Series, a popular annual event, highlights the foods and customs of the featured countries each of the four evenings. All dinners begin at 6 p.m. and are $12 per meal or $40 for the entire series; students (18 and under) are $10.00 each for each dinner or $35.00 for the series. Children’s (10 and under) tickets are $7 each or $22 for the series.  Seating is limited. To purchase tickets, contact Rae French at 218-281-8339 (rfrench@umn.edu).

The schedule for the 2009 dinner series features:

Monday, March 2, Germany- Learn about the famous places and culture of Germany during the first international dinner of the year and discover the unexpected flavors of this beautiful country.

Monday, March 9, Eritrea – Guests at this second international dinner will share in the food and culture of the extraordinary country of Eritrea, located in northeast Africa.

Monday, March 23, Caribbean – Experience foods from a tropical paradise during the third dinner in the series which features the exotic islands of St. Kitts and Jamaica.

The annual International Dinner Finale will take place on Wednesday, April 1 and feature a variety of countries. The finale will be held in Bede Ballroom at 6 p.m. The Multicultural International Club will provide entertainment while guests enjoy a wide variety of ethnic food.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. To learn more, visit www.UMCrookston.edu.