Knox College International Fair

Preview of International Fair 2011

Week of activities celebrates 30th anniversary of International Fair

January 03, 2011

The 30th annual Knox College International Fair highlights a week of internationally focused events, January 22-29 on the Knox campus. Knox draws students from 48 countries around the world, and the fair's annual festivities are coordinated by the International Club, one of the largest student organizations on campus.

This year, the international menu is coordinated by Sara Ahmed, a junior from the Philippines, and the entertainment is organized by Supriya Kasaju, a junior from Nepal.

A history of the fair prepared for its 25th anniversary in 2006 noted that growth of the annual festivities has paralleled the expansion of Knox's international dimension -- a student body hailing from 48 countries this year, compared to an average of 15 countries in the years preceding the fair. Knox has also increased international study options to 16 countries this year, up from from eleven countries in 1982, the first year for the fair.

Schedule of Events for International Week 2011

Knox College International Fair
Michael Schneider
Knox College International Fair
Knox College International Fair
Knox College International Fair

Monday, Jan. 24
7:00 p.m.
Screening of "The Namesake." A son of Indian immigrants who wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers clashes with his family's Indian traditions. Rated PG-13.
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
Free and open to the public.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 25
7:00 p.m.
Faculty Lecture by Michael Schneider, professor of history and chair of the Asian Studies Program (photo, right), who recently led a group of students on the Japan Term Program.
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
Free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, Jan. 27
7:00 p.m.
Faculty Lecture: "Cultural In-Betweeness of Being." Julio Noriega, visiting assistant professor of Spanish, will discuss his experience within Quechua, Spanish, and English cultures of the Americas.
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
Free and open to the public.

 

Saturday, Jan. 29
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
International Buffet Lunch
Skylight Room, Seymour Union
Admission $5 for the general public and Knox community; $3 for senior citizens and children under 6.

 

Saturday, Jan. 29
1:00-2:00 p.m. and 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Displays and information booths by Knox students and campus organizations
Lobby, Ford Center for the Fine Arts

 

Saturday, Jan. 29
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Parade of Flags and International Student Talent Show
Kresge Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts