Knox College students from around the world will highlight diverse food, culture, and entertainment as part of the 37th annual International Fair, which has the theme of "Sports: The Ways We Move."
The traditional cultural showcase, booths, and international buffet will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018, on the Knox campus. The Saturday events, which are open to the public, include:
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Ford Center for Fine Arts lobby
Fun and educational, the cultural exhibits are organized by Knox students and student organizations. Admission is free.
Flag Parade & Cultural Showcase
2 to 4:30 p.m.
Ford Center for Fine Arts, Kresge Recital Hall
Students will enter Kresge Recital Hall carrying flags that represent the student body at Knox. Following the flag parade, performances will include songs, dances, poetry readings, and more, from cultures around the world. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free.
5 to 7 p.m.
Foods from different countries and cultures are prepared and served by students. Price is $10 (free for kids 3 and under). Students with a meal plan can use a meal swipe. After paying, everyone will receive a wristband, which is required for entrance to the Food Fair.
Pre-purchase Wristbands for the Food Fair: Wristbands to the Food Fair may be bought online in advance through the evening of Thursday, February 1, at www.knoxalumni.org/IFair. Individuals who pre-purchase wristbands should bring a copy of their receipt (printed or on a mobile device) and exchange the receipt for wristbands at the International Club table during the Booths Fair or during intermission of the Cultural Showcase on Saturday, February 3.
Purchasing Wristbands at International Fair: Wristbands to the Food Fair will also be on sale (cash only) at the International Club table during the Booths Fair and during intermission of the Cultural Showcase, and at the door of the Food Fair.
Buffet Menu for the International Food Fair (by booth):
- Bangladesh: Vermicelli Baarfi (Vermicelli Dessert) - vegetarian
- India: Aloo Tikki (Potato Patty) - vegetarian/vegan/gluten free, Chicken 65
Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality
- United States (African American): ABLE'S Delicious Baked Mac N Cheese - vegetarian
- United States & West Africa: Fried Chicken Wings, Brownies - vegetarian
Asian Student Association
- India: Chilli Paneer - vegetarian/gluten free
- Vietnam: Crab & Corn Egg Drop Soup (Sup Bap Cua) - gluten free
- China: 煎饼 (Jian Bing, Chinese Breakfast Crepe), Coconut Sago Dessert - vegetarian/gluten free, 鷄蛋仔 (Ji Dan Zi, Egg Waffle) - vegetarian, Matcha Bubble Milk Tea - vegetarian/gluten free
- Eastern Europe: Qofte me salce jogurti (Meatballs with yogurt sauce)
- Greece: Greek potatoes - vegetarian/vegan/gluten free
- Kosovo: Bombica (Cocoa balls) - vegetarian
- Kosovo & Turkey: Ayran - vegetarian/gluten free
- Austria: Grießauflauf (Semolina Casserole) - vegetarian
- Germany: Frikadellen (German meatballs)
- Ghana & Nigeria: Zobo/Sobolo (Hibiscus juice) - vegetarian/vegan/gluten free, Beef and Chicken Suya (Kebabs) - gluten free
- Japan: Gyutan (Beef Tongue), Yakisoba (Fried Buckwheat)
Korean Culture Club
- Korea: Gamja-jeon (Potato Pancakes) - vegetarian/vegan/gluten free, Bulgogi (Beef Marinated in Soy Sauce) - gluten free, Sikhye (Rice Dessert Drink) - vegetarian/vegan
- Caribbean: Tostones (Fried Plantains) - vegetarian/vegan/gluten free, Ajo Sauce - vegetarian/vegan/gluten free, Coquito (Caribbean No-Egg Eggnog) - vegetarian/gluten free
- Puerto Rico: Lechon (Pig) - gluten free
- Mexico: Fresas con crema (Strawberries with cream) - vegetarian/gluten free, Tinga de Pollo (Chicken Tinga), Agua de horchata (Rice Water) - vegetarian/gluten free
Additional International Week Events:
A series of events for students will take place on campus throughout the week leading up to I-Fair on February 3. These include:
Monday, January 29—Traditional Outfit Day: Students will wear clothing that demonstrates their cultural identity throughout the day. Photos will be taken from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Petrovich Atrium of Alumni Hall.
The documentary Human will be shown, with discussion following, hosted by the Center for Intercultural Life, Gentlemen of Quality, and the Multicultural Students Advisory Council. 7:30 p.m., Round Room, Center for Fine Arts.
Tuesday, January 30—Sports Stations: Students will have the opportunity to try out games and sports from around the world. This event is co-hosted by Ultimate Frisbee Teams, Cricket Team, International Sports Club, and students Poorva Anand, Eunice Shek, Max Wiersum, and Leela Yeleswarapu. 8 p.m., T. Fleming Field House.
Wednesday, January 31—Hijab Day Information Session, hosted by Islamic Club. Chaplain Tahera Ahmad from Northwestern University will be speaking. 7 p.m., Alumni Room, Old Main.
Thursday, February 1—Hijab Day Debrief, hosted by Islamic Club. 5:30 p.m., Alumni Room, Old Main.
Yoga Session led by Laura Bush. 7-8 p.m., Dance Studio 103, Center for Fine Arts.
Friday, February 2—International Tea Hour: Hosted by the Office of International Student Services in the Knight Student Lounge, Alumni Hall, 4 p.m.