UNT celebrates global citizens with art, food

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The University of North Texas will observe Celebrating Great Global Citizens Month in April. The university will offer events focusing on diversity, internationalism and sustainability.

The event, now in its second year, is sponsored by UNT-International, the Office of Sustainability and the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

One of the main events, the Celebrating Great Global Citizens Gala on April 2, will honor the master’s degree program in international sustainable tourism in the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism. 

The gala will begin at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd.

Other events for Celebrating Great Global Citizens Month, which are free unless otherwise indicated, include:

•  April 8-19— The International Art Show, an exhibition of art and sculptures from some of UNT’s international students, in the Union Art Gallery on the third floor of the University Union, one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets. The opening reception will begin at 3 p.m. April 8.

•  11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9 — The International Food Fair, featuring dishes prepared by international students, at Baptist Student Ministries on the east side of the University Union. Food coupons will be sold for 25 cents apiece.

•  April 12 — University Day and Native Dress and Flag Parade, with international students, student-athletes and representatives from student organizations proceeding across campus with flags celebrating their home countries. A presentation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the mall outside Willis Library.

For a full calendar of events for the observance, which runs through the end of April, visit http://bit.ly/ZiyBoY .

— Lucinda Breeding

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