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Florida Gulf Coast University
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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

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FGCU Students Invite Community to 'Reflections of the World' Celebration

FORT MYERS, FL - Next week, the students at Florida Gulf Coast University invite all people of Southwest Florida to visit the campus and experience the Fourth Annual International Celebration, a four-day event that mirrors the world’s diversity at FGCU.

“Reflections of the World” will emphasize a variety of presentations, performances, food and art in ways to learn about different cultures and experiences.

The event is co-sponsored by the FGCU International Club; Hispanic Students for Higher Education; Multicultural Student Association; Student Government Association; and the Offices of International Services and Student Life, Student Life, and Housing and Residence Life.

Members of the media are invited to attend.

For more information about the International Celebration, contact the Office of International Services and Student Life at (941) 590-7925.

Monday, March 25

Opening Ceremonies
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.     Student Services Plaza - Event features Quality of Life dancers, traditional Indian dance and Mendhi artist (intricate, decorative body art from South Asia)

Tuesday, March 26

Information Fair
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Student Services Plaza - Highlights of FGCU’s internationalism presented by students and departments

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.     Griffin Room 109
Pamela Seay presents “Morocco: The Impact of Globalization”

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.     Academic Building III Room 124
Alberto Chavez presents “Galapagos Natural History”

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.     Reed Hall Room 146 - College of Business presents “International Exchange Programs”

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Reed Hall Room 139
Karen Eastwood presents “Experience Taking MBA Students to China”

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Griffin Room 215
Susan Stans presents “Cherokee and Mikosookee Indians”

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Reed Hall Room 249
Brad Bartel presents “Doing Archeology in Europe”

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.     Whitaker Hall Room 111 - Cristina Chavez presents “Building Houses in the Dominican Republic”

Wednesday, March 27

Multicultural Arts Fair
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Student Services Plaza - Sculptures, clothes, jewelry, paintings, and arts and crafts from around the globe

Polynesian Fire Show
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tiki Hut/Residence Halls - Traditional Polynesian barbecue

Thursday, March 28

Reflections of the World
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.     Whitaker Hall Sprint Room & Academic Building III Atrium - Traditional dress fashion show, entertainment and ethnic foods, followed by a late night international DJ dance

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