Monday, February 14, 2011

Public invited to International Week events at Saint Mary’s University

WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary’s University Office of Student Life will present the first annual International Week, Feb. 14-19. A full schedule of activities and speakers highlight the week, which will conclude with the second annual International Showcase. The public is invited to several events.

Wednesday, Feb. 16 – The Office of Student Life will present the movie, “Babies,” at 9 p.m. in Salvi Lecture Hall, located on the third floor of Saint Mary’s Hall. This International movie looks at one year in the life of four babies from Mongolia, Nambia, San Francisco and Tokyo. This event is free.

Thursday, Feb. 17 – Father John Lasuba will give a presentation about the unrest in Sudan at 7 p.m. in the President's Room, located in the Toner Student Center. Father Lasuba lost his father and his five brothers to war in Sudan. He was separated from his two sisters when he moved to the United States in 2004. Now he ministers to 22 new Sudanese families at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in downtown Rochester. This event is free and sponsored by the Peace and Justice Club.

Saturday, Feb. 19 — The International Showcase will begin at 8 p.m. in the dining room of the Toner Student Center. The evening will include a wide and colorful array of international music and dance, performed by many SMU international students. A freewill donation will be asked, and all proceeds will go to the Winona County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

For more information, contact Laura Schmidt at (507) 457-1648 or