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Internation activities highlighted

By Jeff Koenig, University Relations intern

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 25 - March 28, 1996

The Council of International Student Organizations at Virginia Tech will kick off its 36th annual International Week activities on Friday, April 5, with an international parade. Beginning at 5 p.m., the parade will start at the Cranwell International Center, process through campus and the town of Blacksburg, and end on the front lawn of Alumni Hall.

International Students at Virginia Tech, a group comprised of 1,390 students from 104 countries, will display a wide range of garments, costumes and flags from their home nations.

International Week '96 will take place from April 6-14. The week will be filled with movies, dances, lunches, exhibitions and more--all with an international perspective designed to enhance, promote and celebrate international diversity in the university community.

Other events associated with International Week '96 will include the traditional street fair and a keynote address by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.

Spivak is the Avalon Foundation professor of humanities at Columbia University. He will deliver his keynote address on Monday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m., in Squires Colonial Hall. The event is free and the public is invited.

The traditional street fair on College Avenue will take place on April 6. Each year the various CISO student organizations and clubs display their talents and traditions outside in a festival atmosphere in downtown Blacksburg. Local downtown venders will also display foods, clothing, and decorations with an international flair.

For more information or a schedule of events about International Week '96 activities, call the CISO office at 1-6035.