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Loyola University New Orleans celebrates International Week

Loyola press release - March 1, 2002

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans celebrates International Week, March 11- 16, 2002. All events will be held on Loyola's main campus, 6363 St. Charles Ave.

One of the highlights of the celebration is the appearance of internationally known journalist and lecturer Stephen Steinberg, who will speak on "Doing Journalism in Eastern Europe" on Monday, March 11, in Multi-media Room 2, in the Monroe Library. Steinberg's presentation will cover how the media in eastern European countries cover turmoil within their own borders as local news event and how the foreign correspondents treat these same events.

Earlier Monday, from noon - 4 p.m., an exhibit of Andean textiles will open in the Danna Center Gallery. This exhibit is open through March 16.

Tuesday, March 12, features a Country Expo, with exhibits from all countries represented at Loyola. At 7 p.m., Los Vecinos will perform in the Danna Center Underground and features Cuban music.

On Thursday, March 14, a reception for the Bolivian Studies Association, with Rumisonko providing Bolivian music will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Danna Center Lounge.

A panel of Bolivian writers will read from their works on Friday, March 15 at 4 p.m., in the Octavia I, in the Danna Center. Among the presenters are some of Bolivia's best known writers: Edmundo Paz-Soldán, Cornell University, Nestor Taboada-Terán, Cochabamba, Bolivia, Claudio Ferrufino, and Luis Morató-Lara, Earlham College.

Loyola's International Week will conclude on Saturday, March 16 with the International Scholarship Banquet in the St. Charles Room, Danna Center. The Bolivian band Rumisonko will perform and a variety of international dishes will be available. Ticket cost is $10 and all funds go to the International Student Scholarship Fund.

Activities are sponsored by the Student Government Association, International Student Association, International Student Affairs, Modern Foreign Languages and Literature and the College of Arts and Sciences. The public is invited to attend all events and admission is free except to the Scholarship Banquet. For more information, please call Loyola's Office of International Student Affairs, 865-3526.