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  October 22, 2001

International Nite 2001

Entertainment, international food, and a fashion show will be featured at International Nite 2001 in the Rome Commons Ballroom November 3.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the event, which is sponsored by the Intercultural Federation, an organization of about 1,500 international students, and the Honors Council, the voice of some 900 honors students. Both are advocates of multiculturalism and diversity.

Christopher Wentzel, executive director of the Intercultural Federation, says the purpose of the event is to promote diversity and encourage a sense of community, not only among members of our organizations, but also within the UConn community and the wider, local neighborhoods."

Proceeds from International Nite will benefit a multicultural scholarship fund that will serve as a resource for gifted honors students who have demonstrated advocacy for multicultural issues and who need assistance with tuition and/or room and board.

The evening will consist of a selection of international food, a cross-cultural fashion show, a silent auction, and a late night dance party.

In remembrance of September 11, there will be a short ceremony to demonstrate solidarity among the various cultural and religious groups on campus.

To donate to the silent auction, perform at the event, provide music, model clothing from different cultures, or help with the event, e-mail or call Wentzel at (860) 429-4497.

Tickets are $10, general admission; $6, UConn students; $4, children 12 and under.

Sherry Fisher

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