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Enjoy international cuisine at roundtable lunch, panel discussion

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International students at North Central represent 22 countries, fall 2012
International students at North Central represent 22 countries, fall 2012

As part of this year’s international focus on global human rights, the Office of International Programs will host its final event of the term, the International Roundtable Lunch and panel discussion. The event is also the annual fundraiser to benefit international education scholarships.

The International Roundtable Lunch will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, on the second floor of the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. Free to North Central students and $5/person to faculty, staff and guests, the international fare will feature Kenyan, Korean, Italian and Chilean cuisine.

Officers of the International Club will be selling tickets to the luncheon across campus and at the door on Nov. 13. Donations are also appreciated whether or not you’re able to attend.

In addition to the luncheon, a panel of international and study abroad students will discuss issues related to human rights in their home or host countries.

Participating international students and their home countries are:
Abdulrahman Aljalidi, Saudi Arabia
Marie-Claire Caldwell, Ireland
Natalia Cernekova, Slovakia
Nang Aye Aye Htun, Burma
Theodora Toliou, Greece
Anum Zahid, Pakistan
Yen Do, Vietnam
Elder Joseph, Haiti
Aye Myat Myat Thinn, Burma

Study abroad student panelists and their destinations are:
Mark Gannon ’13 to Sydney, Australia
Kevin Murphy ’13 to San José and Quepos, Costa Rica

The roundtable lunch will celebrate International Education Week—held the third week in November and a nationwide tradition since 2000. International Education Week is an opportunity to recognize the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide and was started as a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information about the event contact Jesús Velasco, international student advisor, at jevelasco@noctrl.edu or 630-637-5299.

11-12-2012