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2008 International Dinner Series at the U of M, Crookston Feature Food and Culture of Nigeria, Czech Republic and China
February 19, 2008

Contact: Rae French, study abroad coordinator, 218-281-8339 ( Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 ( Stephanie Onken, communications assistant, 218-281-8446 (

CROOKSTON, Minn. (February 19, 2008) – Tantalize your taste buds and learn about different cultures during the 2008 International Dinner Series taking place at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Each dinner starts at 6 p.m. in Bede Ballroom in the Student Center. Featured countries include Nigeria on Monday, March 3; Czech Republic on Monday, March 10; China on Monday, March 24 and the International Finale Dinner wrapping up the series on Wednesday, April 2.

The first three dinners in the series consist of an appetizer, main dish and a dessert from the featured country. There will also be entertainment provided by the music department, including both singing and instrumental music.

International Students from UMC
International Students from UMC
The final dinner in the series, sponsored by the Multicultural International Club (MIC), offers a unique opportunity for guests to enjoy international dances, songs, martial arts and other types of music from MIC students. International booths hosted by students will open at 4 p.m. to offer guests an opportunity to learn more about the culture and traditions of other countries.  Foods from three or four different countries will be highlighted during the evening meal. The atmosphere is family-friendly and gives everyone a chance to meet the international students attending the U of M, Crookston.

Tickets for the International Dinner Series may be reserved by contacting Rae French, study abroad coordinator at 218-281-8339 ( Individual tickets for adults are $12.00 for each dinner or $40.00 for the series. For students (18 and under) the cost is $10.00 for each dinner or $35.00 for the series. Seating is limited so tickets should be reserved as soon as possible.

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