posted October 31, 2005

"Images" Cultural Event Will Be Nov. 12

Hope College students and the Holland community are invited to participate in the 11th annual "Images: A Reflection of Cultures" at Hope on Saturday, Nov. 12.

The event consists of a dinner, international bazaar and a showcase to provide a sampling of cultural heritage from around the world. "Images" kicks off the college's International Education Week, the theme for which is "WANTED: Global Citizens."

"Images" will begin with a dinner featuring international cuisine from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Phelps Hall dining room. For those not on the college's meal plan, admission will be $5 per person, payable at the door.

Happening simultaneously in the dining room will be the international bazaar. Through the event, Hope's international students display and discuss many items they have brought from their home countries.

The international showcase will begin at 8 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre. The showcase will feature an array of songs, poems, dances and other clips of culture in multiple languages and fashions. More than 50 students and members of the community will participate. Countries and regions represented will include China, Eastern Europe, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, the Middle East, Nepal, Russia, Singapore, South America and the United States.

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown Holland at 86 E. 8th St. Phelps Hall is located on the corner of Columbia Avenue and 10th Street.

"Images: A Reflection of Cultures" is sponsored by the Office of International Education at Hope. Additional information about "Images" or about the International Education Week activities at the college may be obtained by calling the office at (616) 395-7605 or online at www.hope.edu/academic/international