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March 28, 2008
By Zanny Marsh
It may be the best travel bargain this year. For less than $5, participants will visit the Seven Wonders of the World, sample native foods from around the globe and experience cultural performances at the University’s 26th annual “Night of All Nations,” April 4 from 6-11 p.m. in Lawlor Events Center.
“The international experience enriches academic study, career placement and advancement, and Night of All Nations is a wonderful introduction for students, faculty and community folks who are interested in other cultures,” said Susie Bender, director of the campus’ Office of International Students and Scholars.
Approximately 60 student clubs will participate in Night of All Nations. Club members serve food prepared during the event and perform traditional and contemporary dances, musical performance and recitations.
The clubs will also offer demonstrations of Brazilian mask-making, origami sand art, mosaic-making and henna tattoos.
“This is a favorite cultural event because it showcases the diversity, breadth and depth of cultural exchange,” Bender said.
The City of Reno’s Youth City Council and the Office of International Students and Scholars sponsor Night of All Nations.
General admission tickets are available at Lawlor Events Center; $4 for adults, $3 for students. Proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada.