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International Week Slated at U of M, Crookston for November 11-16, 2007
October 29, 2007

Contact: Rae French, assistant to study abroad coordinator, 218-281-8339, Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu) , Kathryn Webster, University Relations assistant, 218-281-8432 (webst183@umn.edu)


CROOKSTON, Minn. (Oct. 29, 2007) – The University of Minnesota, Crookston is holding an International Week throughout the campus with a variety of events from November 11-16, 2007. The campus will be buzzing with international programs and opportunities for students, as well as a passport drive for both students and members of the community.  Anyone interested in purchasing or renewing a passport should take advantage of the opportunity.  The passport drive will be held in the Northern Lights Lounge in the Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 13. Pictures will be taken on the spot and all passports will be processed on campus. An international photo contest for students will be held in conjunction with the passport drive and the photographs will be on display.

International Week on the campus is part of International Education Week (IEW) 2007, an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The IEW is the result of the efforts of U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. The goal is to prepare Americans for a global environment and to attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. The new International Education Week (IEW) 2007 Web site is located at  http://iew.state.gov.

At the U of M, Crookston, activities for the week begin on Saturday, Nov. 11 and end on Friday, Nov. 16 with international films. Other activities include internship and job opportunities, yoga led by U of M, Crookston First Lady Barbara Muesing, games, study abroad opportunities and a lunch for students sponsored by both Dining Services and the Hospitality Association called “Food from Four Corners of the World,” featuring food from Korea, Nepal, the US and Italy.

For more information, please contact Rae French at 218-281-8339 (rfrench@umn.edu).

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