Las Cruces International Festival – 2016

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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 2016 from 11 am-3 pm. Saturday, April 2, at the Pioneer Women’s Park.  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 80 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.  For the first time, it will be held outdoors at the Pioneer Women’s Park at 500 W. Las Cruces Avenue.  It’s going to be even bigger and better than last year.  We’re even going to have a horse drawn carriage that will take people back and forth from the Downtown Farmer’s Market!”

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.

UPDATE: THERE WILL BE AN ONGOING RAFFLE WITH FUN INTERNATIONAL PRIZES, TOO!!

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

 

Entertainment Schedule for International Festival 2016

 

11:30 New World Drummers
11:50 Mariachi
12:10 LC Academy
12:30 Nepal
12:45  
1:00 Fashion Show
1:15 Iran
1:30 Sri Lanka
1:45 Mexico
2:00 Belly Dancers
2:15 India
2:30 Somba Band

 

FOOD PROVIDERS

Lorenzos
La Ristra
Andele’s
International Delights
Nothing Bundt Cakes

 


PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS – subject to change

Student Displays

China/ Confucius Institute, Chinese Student and Scholars Association
India
Iran
Japan
Jordan
Mexico
Morocco
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Turkey
Vietnam

 

 

Community Displays

Aggie Cupboard (Lori Martinez)
Bahai’s of Las Cruces (Phyllis Williams)
Center for English Language Programs (Ashley Ryan)
Charlotte’s Place Preschool (Melanie Waller)
Crossroads Acupuncture (Janet Vialpando)
Henna by Cyn
Import Beats (Radio)
Kiwanis Clubs of Las Cruces (John Northcutt)
Las Cruces Academy, Inc. (Vincent Gutschick)
Las Cruces Lions Club (Cathy Waters)
Las Cruces Sunrise Lions Club (Sim Middleton)
Las Cruces Sister Cities (Hale Huber)
Lerdo Student Exchange – DACC (Tim Chappell)
Nepal Solidarity International (Menuka)
New World Drummers & Dancers
Office of Education Abroad (Angel Palumbo)
US Passport Office (Jennifer Archibeque)
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Student Organization (Laura Johnson)
Rotary Clubs of Las Cruces (Mellow Honek)
Samba Batucada Alma de Fogo
Tres Manos Weaving of New Mexico (Teresa Guerra)
Tribal Storm
World Friends (Suzette Haines)

 

 

COMMITTEE

Cornell H. Menking, NMSU
Hale Huber, Sister Cities & SunTech
Mary Jaspers, NMSU
Shelley Martin, Sunspot Energy
Tim Chappell, DACC-NMSU
Rose Vidal, NMSU
Kristian Chervenock, NMSU
Brenda Brown, 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.  isss@nmsu.edu   OR ibp@nmsu.edu
Las Cruces Sister Cities program, Hale Huber – (575) 650-6200.  elrancho@zianet.com

 


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