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International Fair Celebrates Diversity on Campus

CSUSM invites the community to join the campus in celebrating our international and cultural diversity on Thursday, April 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the 9th Annual International Fair. Held on University Hall Plaza, the free, community event will feature engaging performances, music, cultural displays, interactive game booths, and international cuisine.Cross-cultural entertainment will include a traditional Jewish dance, Brazilian Capoeira demonstration, belly dancing, and a Chinese vocalist. The ever-popular international fashion show will showcase rich and colorful styles from around the world. Event-goers will also have the opportunity to sample traditional cuisine, including grilled bratwurst, baklava, pitas and hummus, tacos, egg rolls, madeleines and coffee. This year, international students from Japan will be hosting a "Support Japan" booth, selling handmade origami and other traditional items to benefit the relief and recovery efforts in Japan.The International Fair is organized by the University Global Affairs Committee and sponsored by a Co-Curricular Funding Award, the Office of Global Education, Associate Students, Inc, Student Life and Leadership, LLC, and more than a dozen student organizations.     What:   9th Annual International Fair     When:   Thursday, April 14 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.       Where:  California State University San Marcos, University Forum PlazaDirections and ParkingCSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. Parking is available in campus lots with fees ranging from $3 to $9 depending upon length of stay. For more information or directions to the campus, visit www.csusm.edu/guide.About California State University San MarcosCalifornia State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. Eighty-five percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.