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International Dinner Series 2019

By Cassandra Morthera on
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Join us on a flavorful trip around the world at the University of Minnesota Crookston’s annual International Dinners Series. The 2019 series highlights India, Nigeria, Japan, and culminates with the International Dinner Finale. These dinners are scheduled for Monday, March 4, Monday, March 11, and Monday, March 25, with the finale on Monday, April 1. All March dinners begin at 6 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center. The Finale Dinner starts at 5 p.m. in the Northern Lights Lounge, Sargeant Student Center, with light refreshments and cultural booths from around the world. The meal begins at 6 p.m. For tickets and information, contact Rae French at 218-281-8339 ( Tickets are limited.

Individual Tickets for Adults: $20 meals in March; $25 for the final International Dinner on April 1; Individual Tickets for Children: $15 meals in March; $20 for the final International Dinner in April; Series Tickets: Complete ticket set for all 4 meals are $75 for adults; Children (18 and under) are $65.

These dinners are family friendly and a highlight diverse cultures worldwide.

Monday, March 4, India – “SIKHS!! WHO ARE THEY?” features presenter, Navjot Singh, UMN Crookston senior from Gurdaspur, India, majoring in software engineering; starting at 6 p.m.

Monday, March 11, Nigeria – “A birthplace of greatness” features presenter Derefaa Cline, UMN Crookston senior from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, majoring in software engineering; starting at 6 p.m.

Monday, March 25, Japan – “Heritage + Culture = Heriture” features presenter, Kimie Shiozawa, UMN Crookston sophomore from Tokyo, Japan, majoring in Natural Resources; starting at 6 p.m.

About UMN Crookston

One of five campuses that comprise the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 35 bachelor's degree programs and 25 minors on campus as well as 16 degree programs entirely online. These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology. With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree. Visit

About UMN

The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota.


Cassandra Morthera

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