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Multicultural festival issues call for volunteer performers

The International Student Society is seeking performers for its largest event of the year, the Multicultural Fest, slated for Wednesday, November 28, in the CAW Student Centre.

The event is a celebration of cultures and traditions from around the world, says the society’s president, Florida Doci.

“It will feature electrifying performances from talented students, groups and guest artists,” she says. “This is a wonderful opportunity for you not only to showcase the culture of your country, but at the same time to receive recognition for your talent.”

A cool welcome for new and returning students

It’s nice to come to campus and feel wanted, says Lana El-Osta: “It really builds University of Windsor pride.”

The first-year biochemistry student joined her childhood friend Nikita Gandhi in trying to take advantage of all that is offered during Windsor Welcome Week. Tuesday, they enjoyed free snow cones outside the CAW Student Centre, courtesy of the International Student Society.

“There’s so much free stuff to do,” Gandhi says. “It gives you a good sense of how friendly the university is.”

International Student Centre to host screening of Euro Cup final

Soccer fans hoping to join a crowd to watch the championship match in the 2012 Euro Cup tournament are in luck—the International Student Society is hosting a screening of the game Sunday, July 1, starting at 2:30 p.m. in the International Student Centre, on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

“We will welcome everyone that wants to watch,” says Enkel Doci,, the society’s vice-president administration. “In addition, we will provide soft drinks and snacks for those that show up.”

International students celebrate opening of new centre

The new location of the International Student Centre is “amazing,” says Paran Ahluwalia.

The fourth-year electrical engineering major, a native of India, is president of the International Student Society. She was on hand Thursday for a reception celebrating the grand opening of the centre, on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

“The staff here are so nice,” she says. “I hope the beautiful new space means more international students will come here.”

Cultural festival to light CAW Student Centre

Lights, excitement and culture are on offer Friday as the International Student Society presents the Festival of Lights, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the CAW Student Centre Commons.

The event is a multicultural celebration, featuring music and dance performances, as well as food and drink from many lands.

“It is this time of the year that every student feels explicitly grateful for being part of one of the more diverse campuses in North America,” says Shruthi Kubatur, the society’s vice-president administration.