George Mason Celebrates International Week

Posted: April 15, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

International Week 2002, “Windows to the World,” gets underway today and is highlighted by a flag parade, a Sept. 11 memorial dedication, a fashion show, and a movie premier. The opening ceremony begins at noon today on the Johnson Center North Plaza with the Parade of Flags. A powerful and colorful illustration of the 128 nationalities represented at George Mason will be on display, and Dolores Gomez-Moran, university ombudsman for Student Academic Affairs, will speak.

Tonight at 8 p.m., a candlelight vigil begins at the North Plaza, followed by a walk to the Mason Pond for a memorial dedication of a grove of cherry trees and a marble bench to commemorate the fallen heroes of Sept. 11.

The International Fashion Show begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall. Attendees will see a showcase of ethnic, traditional, and modern fashion presented by George Mason students.

Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m., George Mason hosts the American premier of the documentary Fire in the Ocean: The Women of Andros Island in Dewberry Hall. The movie will be introduced by Sally Merten and followed by a panel discussion. The film was produced by ArtReach-International, founded by George Mason graduate Alice Carron. Her company was developed in a course on entrepreneurship taught by Art and Visual Technology professor Scott Martin.

The Office of International Programs and Services sponsors all activities. For more information or a complete schedule, call x32970 or e-mail oips@gmu.edu.

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