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Variety is the 'Soup du Jour' at OUZ's International Day

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (Nov. 3, 2004) -- On Thursday, Oct. 28th, Ohio University Zanesville celebrated its annual International Day with a variety of soups from around the world. Students enrolled in the University Experience course sampled soups from Asia, Mexico, France, Russia and the Middle East. Among the soups were Russian borscht, French vichyssoise and a Middle-Eastern mango yogurt soup.

"Every culture has soup," said Al Zakany of Zak's Catering. And that is the purpose of International Day. It gives students the opportunity to look beyond the borders of their communities and experience other cultures. Before the soup tasting, students enjoyed lectures from natives of Iran, India, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Spain and Ethiopia.

They also heard their peers speak of their life-changing experiences while studying abroad in Spain. Former student and teaching assistant, Evelyn Palmer commented, "I changed from just being a wife, mother and student to being a person. I learned to accept other schools of thought." After listening to the program, OUZ Education major Brent Hosfelt, reflected, "I would consider traveling abroad now. I never go anywhere."

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Media Contact: Christine Shaw, (740) 588-1509 or ouzpr@ohio.edu  

Editor's Note: Pictures will be available at www.zanesville.ohiou.edu/pr.

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