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Food from Colombia, Nepal and Ireland will be featured during the International Dinner Series at the U of M, Crookston
February 12, 2007

What: International Dinner Series

Contact: Rae French, study abroad coordinator, 218-281-8339 or 218-289-0444 ( Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

CROOKSTON, Minn. (February 6, 2007) – You are invited on a 2-hour trip to new and exciting places during the 2007 International Dinner series at the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC). All dinners will take place in Bede Ballroom in the UMC Student Center. Students from Colombia, Nepal, Ireland and around the world will share their culture with the campus and community.

Advanced tickets for the UMC International Dinner Series are $40 for adults and $35 for students. Individual dinner tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students. Deadline for reservations is Feb. 23, 2007. Individual dinner tickets may be purchased after Feb. 23. Contact Rae French at 218-281-8339 or 218-289-0444 ( for reservations.

The schedule for the 2007 UMC International Dinner Series is:
On March 5, food from Columbia, the fourth largest country in South America, will be featured at a dinner beginning at 6 p.m. The meal will be prepared by Paulo Perez, a native of Columbia and a junior majoring in information technology management and native of Cali, Valle del Cauca, Columbia. The Salsa will be preformed by students from UMC

On March 19, a 6 p.m. dinner features chicken seasoned with curry during an evening focused on the South Asian country of Nepal. The meal will be prepared Nepali students: Kirshor Regmi, a senior majoring in hotel and restaurant management; Sanu Lama, a freshman majoring in business; and Amit Tajhya, a freshman majoring in hotel and restaurant management. The highlight of the evening will be entertainment from the Nepali culture.

On March 26, Students will share during a 6 pm. dinner about their study abroad experience in Ireland. Travel to Europe with Rachel Muise and Shannon Schoenburger, both seniors majoring equine management, and learn about their study abroad experience in Limerick, Ireland. They will share what they learned through their study abroad experiences during fall semester 2006.  There will be musical selections by the UMC Choir under the direction of George French.

On April 4, the International Dinner will be held at 5 p.m., the final evening in the dinner series, will feature customs and foods from all over the world. It is hosted by the International-Multicultural Club, and featuring an entire evening of international food, music, dancing, demonstrations and much more.

To learn more about the study abroad or the international programs at UMC, visit or call Don Sargeant at 218-281-8442 (
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