2015 Las Cruces International Festival

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PROGRAM

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COMMITTEE

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

New Mexico State University’s Office of International and Border Programs and various groups from the city will host the International Festival 2015 from 11 am-5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Las Cruces Convention Center.  The event is free and open to the public.

The festival offers the NMSU campus and local community an opportunity to experience different cultures from across the globe. Currently, NMSU has more than 1,300 international students from 75 countries on campus.

“This event continues to snowball.  Our hope is that this event becomes truly co-sponsored by the community and the university,” said Cornell H. Menking, NMSU associate provost for international and border programs. “This year we have a very enthusiastic committee comprised of all sorts of community members.  We are committed to having more food and more participation from a variety of international people in the community.  It will be in a bigger section of the convention center and everything will be scaled up from last year.”

The festival will include international foods, cultural displays with native art, textiles, artifacts, photographs, music, dancing and games. Participating international students will be dressed in their native fashions.

For more information, call the international student and scholar services office at 575-646-2017.

 

PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES – subject to change

11:00 India
11:20 China – Confucius Institute
11:40 Ecuador
12:00 Greek Dancers
12:20 China
12:30 Proclamation by the City of Las Cruces (presented by Mayor Pro Tem, Greg Smith)
12:40 Greek Dancers
13:00 Iran
13:20 Greek Dancers
13:40 Fashion Show
14:00 New World Drummers
14:20 New World Drummers
14:40 New World Drummers
15:00 Carlos – Mariachi
15:30 Somba Band
16:20 Brazil
16:40 Sri Lanka
17:00 TBA

Concurrent Activities

1:00 & 4:00 pm – “To Light A Candle”, film presented by the Baha’is of Las Cruces

 

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS – subject to change

Student Displays
Belize
China + Confucius Institute
Ecuador
India
Iran
Jordan
Sri Lanka
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Morocco
Libya
Vietnam
Mexico
International Club
Japan
Switzerland

Community Displays
Crossroads Acupuncture
New American School
Las Cruces Academy
Tres Manos Weaving
Rotary Clubs
Lions Club
Lerdo Student Exchange (DACC)
Charlotte’s Place
Las Cruces Sister Cities
NMSU Admissions
DACC Admissions
CELP
Junior League
Face Painting
Henna
Weaving for Justice
Rotaract
Kiwanis Club of Las Cruces
Bahai’s of Las Cruces
United States Peace Corps

 

COMMITTEE

Cornell H. Menking, NMSU
Hale Huber, Sister Cities & SunTech
Jessica Spaulding, Wilson-Binkley Advertising
Joshua Vanderhoof, NMSU
Mary Jaspers, NMSU
Mona Menking, International Education Consultant
Shelley Martin, Sunspot Energy
Tim Chappell, DACC-NMSU

 

DOWNLOADS
Download information sheet for participants and supporters

Download Registration Information Form for Participants

 

CONTACT INFO

NMSU International Student and Scholar Services office – (575) 646-2017.  marjaspe@nmsu.edu   OR ibp@nmsu.edu
Las Cruces Sister Cities program, Hale Huber – (575) 650-6200.  elrancho@zianet.com

 

 MEDIA COVERAGE

 

abc news at noon festival

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Festival Bulletin cover2015 Festival Bulletin article

 

 

 


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