Students share culture at party

Thursday, February 24, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 6:35 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 12, 2008

The MU International Student Council, which promotes a global outlook on campus, held its first “International Student Welcome Reception” last weekend.

The Saturday event was intended to unite the international students on campus. In the past, welcome parties have usually been held by country of origin. Siddharth Singh, vice president of the council, said the group is trying to create an umbrella organization for all of the associations.

“The event was more than successful,” Singh said. “We were expecting 250 people, but many more attended.”

International student groups served their own food, and cultural shows were performed. Games and dancing competitions were held to encourage student interaction.

“I have been at MU for 10 years, and I have noticed the campus environment is very accepting of international students,” said guest speaker Sang Kim, director of the Asian Affairs Center.

For information on MU’s International Student Council, contact the International Center at 882-6007.

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