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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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News Bureau Schofield Hall 201 Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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International Folk Fair Set
For Oct. 27 at UW-Eau Claire

MAILED: Oct. 18, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  Campus and Eau Claire community members can travel the world without leaving Eau Claire from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the International Folk Fair in Davies Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
         The Folk Fair, which is coordinated by UW-Eau Claire’s Center for International Education, will include representation from more than 40 countries, ethnic groups and organizations from the campus and Eau Claire communities.
         The largest international festival of its kind in the area, the Folk Fair offers an enriching cultural and educational experience. It includes educational activities for children, live music, colorful cultural exhibits, dancing, art and craft displays, history, language, culture and food.
         The entertainment stage in Davies Theatre will host a variety of performers, including Bistra Voda, international folk dancers; a Japanese Koto player; African drumming by the West African Music Society; an African Choir; a professional Indian Sitarist; and Native American drumming and dancing. Other entertainment will include Czech, Bohemian and Polish accordion music by Laverne Pampuch, and a Caribbean Duo by Stony Savana.
         Some of the countries, cultures and organizations represented at this year’s Folk Fair include Africa, Association of International Students, American Field Services, Amnesty International, Austria, Bahai Association, Baltic Student Association, Black Student and Hispanic/Latino Student Association, Bohemians, Chinese Student Association, CVTC Multicultural Club, Czech Republic, Le Salon Français, German Club, Global English Organization, Hmong Student Association, Hong Kong, India Abroad Student Association, Iran, Japanese Cultural Society, Jewish and Israeli Culture, Korea, Latin America, Model United Nations Club, Multicultural College Women’s Association, Mexico, Native American Student Association, Newly Independent States, Norden Folk- Midwest Institute of Scandinavian Culture, Palestine, Poland, Russia, Sigma Delta Pi, Slovakia, Spain, Student Life and Diversity, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Veterans of Study Abroad, and more.
         The fair is FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact Fay Bobb at the Center for International Education, (715) 836-4411.
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Judy Berthiaume
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Updated: October 22, 2002