IUPUI International Festival headlines a week of global events
February 21, 2017
The International Festival will take place Feb. 22 in the Campus Center and is free and open to the public.
The event headlines IUPUI’s International Week, with events including the Taylor Symposium, titled "It’s not Foreign. It’s U.S." on Feb. 23 and the International Fashion Show on Feb. 24.
Free ethnic foods will be featured at the festival from various countries.
More than 40 IUPUI schools, clubs and organizations are participating in the festival along with global community groups like the Mexican consulate, the Immigrant Welcome Center and the Indy Eleven.
Several performances by IUPUI students, staff and cultural groups will take place throughout the festival. IUPUI students can win free swag and prizes by completing a "passport" of festival activities and visiting exhibitors.
Other festival events include a global photo booth and a Best Dressed contest, in which faculty, students, staff and community members can vie for a $25 gift card from Barnes & Noble @ IUPUI by wearing clothing from their home country or a place they’ve visited.
An awards ceremony to honor outstanding work expanding IUPUI's global engagement is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in the Campus Center atrium. The Office of International Affairs awards include the Susan Buck Sutton Awards for Study Abroad, one for faculty and the other for staff, and the IUPUI Global Engagement Award, which is given to an organization. This year's recipients are:
- John Parrish-Sprowl, professor of communications studies, receiving the Sutton Faculty Award
- Julia M. Lash, director of Counseling and Psychological Services, receiving the Sutton Staff Award
- Innovaros and Parosweb.com in Paros, Greece, which provide exceptional service-learning study abroad programs for IUPUI students
The IUPUI flag collection is on display in the Campus Center until Feb. 24. The collection, curated by the International Center, includes flags of all United Nations–recognized member states and observers.