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Knox College International Fair, Jan. 26

GALESBURG -- Knox College students from more than 50 countries will showcase food, culture and entertainment from around the world at the 32nd annual International Fair, Saturday, January 26, 2013 on the Knox campus in Galesburg, Illinois. With 9% of its student body from outside the U.S., Knox has been ranked 23rd in the country for international diversity by US News & World Report.

Highlights of the Fair will include:

International Buffet Lunch: Foods from a dozen countries and cultures, prepared and served by students, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Oak Room, Seymour Union. Tickets are $6 per person.

Cultural and Educational Booths: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Lobby. Admission is free.

International Student Talent Show and Parade of Flags: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Kresge Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. Admission is free.

International Fair is sponsored by the Knox College International Club, one of the College's largest student organizations. Proceeds from sale of souvenir t-shirts at this year's fair will be donated to Visualiza, a non-profit organization that provides cataract surgery to low-income residents of Guatemala. A Knox student who has done an internship at Visualiza, Thomas Courtright of Moshi, Tanzania, will also be raising money for Visualiza by selling bracelets at the fair.

Founded in 1837, Knox College is a national liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois. Knox enrolls students from 48 states and U.S. territories and 51 countries. Knox's "Old Main" is a National Historic Landmark and the only building remaining from the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates.

 

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