Knox fair offers cultural flair

From The Register-Mail:

As Knox College’s international student population continues to grow, so does its annual International Fair.

The fair will be Saturday in the Ford Center for the Fine Arts, three decades after its inception.

Sponsored by the International Club, the theme of the 30th annual Knox College International Fair is “Culture Shock,” illustrating the challenges faced by people moving between cultures as they travel.

As in past years, Saturday’s fair will feature educational displays representing various student organizations, as well as fan favorites, the International buffet lunch, Parade of Flags and International student talent show.

“This year we have more performances and better performances,” said I-Club Co-president Sara Ahmed, a junior from the Philippines.

The talent show will feature dancers, singers and comedic short skits, as well as a magic show to end it.

Knox draws students from 48 countries, compared to an average of 15 countries prior to 1980. According to a Knox news release, the college also has  increased international study options with programs in 16 countries this year, up from 11 in 1982.