Las Cruces International Festival 2017


Page Updated Jan 24, 2017

April 8, 2017

Pioneer Women’s Park in Las Cruces, NM (map)

10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  

FREE ADMISSION!

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

PARTICIPANTS

COMMITTEE

DOWNLOADS

CONTACT INFO

       PRESS INFO

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

New Mexico State University’s Office of International and Border Programs and various groups from the city will host the 2017 International Festival from 10 am-3 pm. Saturday, April 8, 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 second time, it will be held outdoors at the Pioneer Women’s Park at 500 W. Las Cruces Avenue. And just like last year, the horse-drawn carriage that takes people back and forth from the Downtown Farmer’s Market will be back! It’s going to be even bigger and better than 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.

 
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS 

Countries Participating in the International Festival

  • Spain
  • Indonesia
  • China
  • Nepal
  • Germany
  • Brazil
  • India
  • Egypt
  • Bangladesh
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Tunisia
  • Libya
  • Jordan

 

Organizations Participating in the International Festival

  • OEA
  • Black Students Association
  • CELP
  • NMSU Rotaract Club
  • Charlotte’s Place
  • ACLU
  • Las Cruces Academy
  • Baha’s of Las Cruces
  • NMSU returned Peace Corp Student Organization
  • Sisters Cities
  • NMSU Aggie Cupboard

 

Food & Beverages

  • Santa Fe Grill Catering Co.
  • Le Rendezvous Café
  • International Delights Café
  • Chick-Fil-A

 

Entertainment

  • World Dance Las Cruces
  • Greek Dancers
  • Las Cruces Academy
  • China
  • Nepal
  • Samba Dance

 

FOOD PROVIDERS/SPONSORS

Chick-fil-A

Santa Fe Grill

International Delights

Rendevoux Cafe

More to added soon…

 

 

 

Community Displays

TO BE DETERMINED.  LAST YEAR’S LINEUP INCLUDED…

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
Tim Chappell, DACC-NMSU
Rose Vidal, NMSU
Kristian Chervenock, NMSU
Brenda Brown, NMSU
Michael Schmelzle, NMSU

DOWNLOADS

2017 Las Cruces International Festival Flier (jpeg)

2017 Las Cruces International Festival flier (pdf)

Application Form for Organizations to Participate in 2017 Festival 

 

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