Westminster College to Host Eighth Annual International Festival

Monday, December 3, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Office of Diversity Services will host its annual International Festival Tuesday, Dec. 4, beginning at 5 p.m. in Berlin Lounge of the McKelvey Campus Center. The event is free to the public.

Westminster College represents many countries, cultures and ethnic traditions from around the world. The goal of the festival is to celebrate and increase awareness of diversity at Westminster College.

The evening will include a diverse array of ethnic food, entertainment, and tables featuring different cultures from around the world. In honor of the College's partnership with Western Galilee College in Israel, this year's festival will highlight Israeli dancing led by Tomer Elooz and Talia Shlomi, Israeli emissaries from Youngstown, Ohio. These dances are circle dances designed specifically for celebrations. They are fun, easy to learn and appropriate for all ages.

Contact Jeannette Hubbard, Westminster director of diversity services, at (724) 946-6178 or Dr. Sherri Pataki, associate professor of psychology, at (724) 946-7361 for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.