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Thursday, October 31, 2013

OSU-Tulsa hosts International Night in celebration of diversity

Oklahoma State University-Tulsa will showcase traditional dress, music and dances from around the world during International Night on Friday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium.

International Night, celebrated during International Education Week, will feature performances by OSU-Tulsa and Tulsa Community College students. Special guests from the Kripalaya Dance Academy will present the Indian classical dance Bharatanatyam and Bollywood dances. Sol Azteca will perform Mexican folk dances, Bachata Tulsa will demonstrate bachata, a style of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic, and the Tulsalseros Salsa Dance Studio will be dancing the salsa.

The event, presented by the OSU-Tulsa International Student Organization (ISO), is open to the public and tickets are $3 each. ISO promotes social and cultural exchanges between international students and the Tulsa community.

On Monday, Nov. 11, a poster exhibit will be on display in the North Hall Lobby and Main Hall Commons. The posters will highlight the culture of several countries throughout the world. Attendees can test their global IQ with a daily global quiz available at the exhibit. Completed quizzes should be returned to the Graduate Student Services Center in Main Hall 1101 by Friday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. to be entered into a prize drawing for a $25 Visa gift card and free entrance into International Night.

ISO will host Global Groove Day on Thursday, Nov. 14 at Blu in the Brady Arts District. Tulsalseros will provide free salsa lessons at 9:30 p.m. Participants can enjoy Latin music throughout the night at Blū.

International Night is part of International Education Week, Nov. 11-22, an initiative created by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide and prepare students for a global environment.

For more information, call Jahaziel Hiriart at 918-949-7755 or email blancah@okstate.edu.

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