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April 11, 2013

Ohio University’s International Week brings the world to Athens 

Ohio University will celebrate cultural diversity during International Week April 14-20.

2013’s International Week will kick off on Sunday with the final games of the Soccer World Cup tournament hosted by the International Student Union. Games will be played between 3 and 9 p.m. on Pruitt Field.

Here are some highlights of the week's activities:

• Keynote Address by award-winning hip-hop writer and performer Toni Blackman will be given from 7-9 p.m. on Monday in Baker University Center Ballroom. As a U.S. Department of State-designated American Cultural Specialist, Blackman has brought hip hop culture to Ghana, Botswana and Swaziland.

• A Taste of Study Abroad will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday in Grover Atrium. Sample international cuisine from around the world and learn about opportunities available through Ohio University's Office of Education Abroad.

• On Friday, April 19 the International Student Union Talent Show will be held from 7-9 p.m. in Baker University Center Theatre. This event will honor cultures from around the globe in performances of acting, singing, dancing, and instrumental music.

• The International Street Fair will be held from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 on Court Street.

For a full schedule of events, visit http://www.ohio.edu/internationalweek/schedule.html.

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