NEW ALBANY, IN, (March 5, 2013) – The Southern Indiana Community can get a taste of the world at Indiana University Southeast’s 17th Annual International Festival
The festival, from 5-8 p.m., March 5, in the Hoosier Room, is the International Studies Department’s biggest event of the year and presents a versatile and diverse program of performers, cultures, and food to experience.
Planning for the festival has been a faculty-student endeavor this year, with Assistant Professor of Psychology Lucinda Woodward and Daniel Murray, a senior philosophy major, at the helm. It’s been a semester long project for Woodward, the director of International Programs, and she feels that students will benefit from it.
“The festival enables IU Southeast to bring the world to our students, even if our students can’t travel the world,” Woodward said. “The menu this year is fantastic and extremely varied, and we are honored to have a variety of talented performers.”
The International Festival usually draws a crowd of about 300 people and will feature several main acts including a Caribbean drum band and Indian soloist and drummer. There will also be different types of international fare from humus to chicken, and everything in between.
Tickets to attend the event cost $7 for general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens and will be sold at the door on the day of the event. Proceeds benefit IU Southeast’s Study Abroad Scholarships. Free parking will be available for the festival.