Nov. 17: Festival of Nations talent, fashion event set at Perkins


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8:59 a.m., Nov. 11, 2010----The University of Delaware English Language Institute and Office of Residence Life will celebrate International Education Week with a Festival of Nations talent and fashion event from 5-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Perkins Student Center.

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The event will begin at 4 p.m. with an international parade around campus, accompanied by a Chinese dragon and drums as well as representative from the participating groups.

At 5, the event will begin in the Perkins Student Center with an international talent show highlighting unique and interesting talents that emphasize both international and American heritage. Irish dance, diabolo, capoeira, and a performance by the Meludees only begin to cover the breadth of talents that will be showcased.

As the talent show continues, students will have a chance to interact with other students from all over the world, ranging as far as Spain, China, and the Middle East. Participants can trade interesting facts learned at the tables for raffle tickets toward prizes such as an iPod, iPod Touch, gift cards and UD hoodies.

At 7, the fashion show will highlight the diverse fashions of the students on campus and at ELI. Brilliant outfits from around the globe will be displayed providing a unique glimpse into the broad cultures represented at the University of Delaware.

In addition to the English Language Institute and Office of Residence Life, the event is being held in conjunction with the Multicultural Student Organization, Asian Student Association, Caribbean Student Alliance, Black Student Union, Delaware African Student Association, HOLA, and the Chinese Student Association.