SMSU Briefs for April 3

29th annual International Food Festival April 13

The Southwest Minnesota State University International Student Organization will host the 29th annual International Food Festival on Saturday, April 13 from 5-8 p.m. in the SMSU Student Center, Upper Level.

A total of 250 tickets will be sold. All in advance. They are $10 for adults (12 and older), $5 for children (age 6-11) and free for children under 5.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 507-537-6445, or stopping by the SMSU Student Center, room 237.

There will be 28 dishes from 26 different countries featured at this year’s event. Also joining will be Columbia Imports from downtown Marshall. Professor BC Franson will be cooking Norwegian food for the event, with the potential of more professors showing off their culinary skills.

There are 186 international students at SMSU representing 29 countries.

The event is sponsored by US Bank.

African Night 2019 is April 20 at SMSU

The Southwest Minnesota State University African Student Association and the Black Student Union will present “African Night 2019: The Met Gala,” from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Conference Center Ballroom.

The event ‘s goal is to educate those in attendance about the various cultures in Africa that contribute to the diversity and inclusion at SMSU, and the region.

There are only 200 tickets available for this event and they are $5 apiece. Tickets can be purchased in advance by stopping by the AOS and ODI Office in Commons East, or contacting abidemi.folorunso@smsu.edu or Samuel.wreh@smsu.edu. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

The dinner for the event will be from 5-7 p.m. Food will consist of traditional African cuisine such as jollof rice and cassava leaves.

A variety of performances will be underway from 7-10 p.m. and will include dance, drama, singing, poetry readings, and spoken word.

Attire is traditional African dress. If you are unable to find African dress, male attendees are asked to wear a tux or suit, and female attendees a dress to this formal event.

For more information, contact the AOS/ODI office, 507-537-6169.