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World Cultures Come to RU at A Fair for the Nations

Aspiring globetrotters can enjoy sights, sounds and tastes from around the globe at A Fair for the Nations on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. in Heth 43, 44 and 45.

Alyssa Pull, chairman of the Chinese Club and fair organizer, said visitors will each receive a passport that will be stamped as they visit booths set up by a variety of RU student organizations including the German Club, History Club, La Sociedad Hispanica (LSH) and interest groups representing Russian and Arabic countries. During the evening, she said, travelers will experience a world of customs, languages, food and fun, like dancing, language lessons and music.

Fair travelers will learn more about Gangnam style from the Asian Pop Culture Club, experience salsa dancing with the LSH, sample tasty delicacies from the Chinese Club and enjoy games like Pin the Sword on the Gladiator at the Latin Club booth as they get their passports stamped on the evening's world tour.

"Who needs 180 days like Phineas Fogg?' Pull asked. "Radford students, faculty and neighbors can take a world tour and have a really fun night with people from all over the world at A Fair for the Nations."

The fair is the opening event of International Education Week, a celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange that promotes global understanding. International Education Week is sponsored by Radford's International Education Center (IAC). A Fair for the Nation is sponsored by R-SPaCE, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, and the IEC.

To learn more about the fair, contact Pull at apull@radford.edu. For information about International Education Week, visit the IEC at in Cook Hall 105 or call (540) 831-6200.

Nov 10, 2012
Don Bowman
(540) 831-7523
dbowman@radford.edu