Thursday, October 24, 2013

Saint Mary’s students provide a taste of Saudi Arabia

WINONA, Minn. — International students add cultural — and culinary — variety to the experience at Saint Mary’s University. Saint Mary’s students Mohanned Naquib and Abdulsalam Alabbad perform during the “Taste of Saudi Arabia” campus event Oct. 18. Students at the SMU De La Salle Language Institute and the Center for International Students sponsored the event, which drew approximately 100 SMU community members. Arabic food, music, dancing and cultural displays were presented by SMU students from Saudi Arabia. The event was the inspiration of SMU’s international student body, wanting to support the rebuilding efforts of the Winona Islamic Center, which was recently destroyed by fire. Freewill donations from the event will contribute $700 to the rebuilding fund. Check out more photos at