Rice Terraces Philippines

International Student Scholarship Banquet 2010

You are invited to the 8th Annual International Student Scholarship Banquet featuring the Philippines!

Come eat Filipino cuisine, watch traditional bamboo dancing (called “tinikling” or the movements of a large bird in the rice fields), take a lesson from the dancers, and bid on beautiful international crafts from around the world!

WHEN: Friday, March 19th, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: St. Charles Room, Danna Student Center

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The keynote speaker will be Loyola’s own Dr. Al Alcazar who is from the Philippines. Dr. Alcazar came to the U.S. in the early 1970s as a political refugee from the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos and has been active in peace and social/ecological justice work for the past 38 years. He has been at Loyola University New Orleans for 25 years. Dr. Alcazar has received SGA’s Distinguished Community Service Award (1993), the BSU’s Outstanding Service to the African American Community Service Award (1996), the Martin Luther King Committee’s Outstanding Service to the Dream Award (2000), and Loyola University’s Integritas Vitae Award (2004).

Currently, Dr. Al serves as the director of Urban Partners and editor of the Blueprint for Social Justice at the Twomey Center, as the chair of the Latin American Studies Program Committee, and as an adjunct faculty in the Religious Studies department. He is married to Nenita Alcazar and has two grown children: Jay who graduated from Loyola in 2007 and Chris who is graduating this May. At the Banquet, Alcazar will present a slideshow, speak about the Philippines and about his work in New Orleans.

All proceeds will benefit the International Student Scholarship Fund. The Fund was created to help international students on F-1 student visas who develop a financial need after they arrive because they are ineligible for any need based aid or U.S. government financial aid.

We look forward to seeing you at the Banquet!

TICKETS: Tickets are $20.00 per person or $35.00 per couple.

For additional information: Contact the Center for International Education at 864-7550 or by email at cie@loyno.edu or visit the Facebook Event Page.