News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

January 18, 2010 — Vol. 26 No. 3

ISU Africa Night 2010

The Idaho State University African Student Association invites the whole community to experience the beautiful and exuberant culture of Africa at ISU Africa Night 2010. It will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The annual event will run from 6:30 to about 9 p.m. This year's theme is “Welcome Friends” showcasing the rich traditional and contemporary culture of Africa.

The evening will offer a traditional African dinner featuring specialties from seven African countries, a fashion show, a flag show, traditional and contemporary African dancers, cultural skits and African artifact vendors.

The dinner menu consists of Chapatis, rice, mukimo (potato/vegetable dish), peanut soup (chicken made with spices in peanut sauce), njama njama (beef/spinach stew), chicken curry and fresh fruit salad.

Beginning Jan. 11, tickets will be sold weekdays at the Pond Student Union and Rendezvous Complex from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prices for tickets purchased in advance are $6 for ISU students, $7 for ISU faculty and staff and $9 for the general public. Tickets cost $1 more at the door. Children under age 5 have free admission.

The African Students Association is a group of students from Africa and the United States who work to promote awareness of the realities in Africa and to strengthen the diversity of the ISU community.

For more information, contact Jerry Okeyo, at 425-533-7269 or okeyjerr@isu.edu.