FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Feb. 13, 2013
CONTACT: Paul Miller, International Student and Scholar Services
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Wilson College's international organization, the Muhibbah Club, will host a spring dinner featuring dishes from around the world on Saturday, March 2, in the Jensen Dining Hall in Lenfest Commons. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by entertainment presented by the students at 7:15 p.m. in Laird Hall.
The dinner will feature a variety of international foods, including:
Appetizer — Vegetable tempura from Japan.
Entrée — Chicken Biryani from Pakistan.
Soup — Tom Kha Gai, a coconut chicken soup from Thailand.
Dessert — Baklava, the rich, sweet dessert from Armenia.
Drink — Nepali chai tea.
After dinner, students from various countries will provide entertainment, including an Indian folk dance, a traditional Armenian dance and a performance of a traditional Korean song.
The public is invited to attend. There is no cost for tickets for the dinner; however, donations will be accepted. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting club adviser Paul Miller at 717-262-2776 or firstname.lastname@example.org and leaving a message with phone number, name and number of tickets needed. Tickets will be distributed to guests upon arrival.
The Muhibbah Club used proceeds from last year’s dinner to donate $500 to Maiti Nepal, a nonprofit organization in Nepal dedicated to helping victims of sex trafficking. This year, part of the proceeds will go to IMA World Health, a nonprofit, faith-based health care organization providing aid and assistance to people in need in developing countries.
The word "Muhibbah" means unity among nations. This year's Muhibbah Club co-presidents are Jyotsna Dhakal of Nepal and Krista Dewald of the United States.
Wilson's international students this semester come from Armenia, France, Ghana, South Korea, Nepal, Argentina, China, Pakistan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, Japan and the Palestinian territories.
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 30 majors and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. Wilson has been named a “Best Value” college in its region for 11 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” for providing quality academics at an affordable price. The college has been ranked one of the best regional colleges for undergraduate education for nine straight years by U.S. News.
Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college had a fall 2012 enrollment of 695, which included 17 students from 9 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.
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