Parade of Flags with Herd of Thunder Marching Band at kickoff
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 5, 2012 – As a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success, the University of South Florida is focused on creating a diverse, culturally-enriched environment to educate its students about other cultures in preparation for roles as global citizens. Contributing to that effort, USF’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, USF World, and INTO are hosting the third annual outdoor International Fest on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the MLK Plaza Lawn (just south of the Marshall Student Center) on the Tampa campus.
The festival will kick off with an impressive and colorful “Parade of Flags” led by USF’s Herd of Thunder Show Band. Organized by continent and representing various countries and cultures, student organizations and university departments will host fun activities and share interesting information. Student, employee, and community attendees will enjoy exploring the continents while being treated to delicious ethnic foods, as well as numerous live multicultural interactive, music, and dance performances by USF students.
The event is free and open to the general public – no ticket or student ID is required. This year’s food sponsors include Byblos Pitas, Chopstix, Jerk Hut, Latam Catering, Mayuri and PJ Dolans Irish Pub. Campus parking permit information and maps can be found at www.usf.edu/About-USF/visiting-campus.asp.
For reasonable accommodations, contact Emily Lorino at (813) 974-2988 (FL Relay 711). For more information, contact Renee Svec, at (813) 974-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.2 percent of all universities. It ranks 50th in the nation for federal expenditures in research and total expenditures in research among all U.S. universities, public or private, according to the National Science Foundation. The USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion, an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion, and serves 47,000 students in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland.
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