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Travel, Entertainment, Learning Opportunities all Part of International Education Week Nov. 12 to 17, 2006, at the U of M, Crookston
November 8, 2006

Contact: Rae French, international coordinator, 218-281-8339 (rfrench@umn.edu); Krista Lemos, director of communications, 218-281-8438 (klemos@umn.edu)


CROOKSTON, MN (November 8, 2006) – Get your passport, dance the night away Latin style and learn about student study abroad and travel opportunities during International Education Week Nov. 12 to 17, 2006, at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. All events are free and open to the public.
 
Events on tap for the week include:
Sun., Nov. 12 – Filipino Violin and Piano Concert, 8 p.m., Kiehle Auditorium
Violinist Joe Ortiguera and Pianist José D. Uriarte will perform traditional Filipino music.
 
Mon., Nov. 13 – Paper Mache Art Workshop, 6 to 9 p.m., Northern Lights Lounge, Student Center
Make international paper mache art that will be displayed at the Latin Night Dance on Wednesday and at the “Holiday’s Around the World” event in December. This is a great opportunity to be creative. Paper mache instructions will be given out at 6 p.m.
 
Tues., Nov. 14 – Explore Study Abroad Possibilities, 7 to 9 p.m., Northern Lights Lounge, Student Center
Stop by and listen to presentations from students who have studied overseas. Also there will be a special presentation on the campus program to Norway. Free mochas available for all participants.
 
Wed., Nov. 15 – Passport Processing, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Northern Lights Lounge, Student Center
The Passport Center will be on campus to help process passport applications. Individuals must bring the following items:  completed passport application that can be picked up on site; certified birth certificate; $10 for photos; $30 check made payable to “Polk County Recorder; and $67 check made payable to the “US Department of State.”
 
Wed., Nov. 15 – Latin Dance Night, 7 to 10 p.m., Bede Ballroom, Student Center
Learn to dance Latin style with lessons running from 7 to 8 p.m.
 
Thurs., Nov. 16 – International Game Night, 7 to 9 p.m., Northern Lights Lounge, Student Center
Games, games and more games. Come and join students from around the globe and learn some new and exciting ways to be entertained.
 
The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) delivers more than 24 different undergraduate degree programs, including online options, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. UMC is dedicated to helping students and the region aim higher, reach further, and dream big dreams. To learn more, visit www.UMCrookston.edu.