WRITER: DISA LUBKER
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: March 25, 2002
Community invited to Gusto Latino March 29 at IMU
Gusto Latino, presented by the University of Iowa International Crossroads
Community, returns to the UI campus this year for a night of Latin culture
complete with food and live music provided by Iowa's own Latin music ensemble,
Orquesta Alto Maiz.
The traditionally Latin celebration will be Friday, March 29 from 7 p.m.
to midnight in the second floor ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union. The event
is open to the public and admission is free for UI students with a student
ID card, $3 for all other students and $5 for all non-students. Tickets can
be purchased at the IMU box office or at the door. Food can be purchased at
the celebration for an additional cost.
A Latin dance performance and Salsa lessons will be given by The Latin Dancing
Stars led by Ignacio Anguiano-Reyes. The evening will culminate with a dance
contest, and door prizes will be awarded throughout the festivities.
This event is sponsored by the UI International Crossroads Community (ICC)
and co-sponsored by the following: International Programs, UI Student Government,
Campus Activities Board, The Stepping Up Project, Latin American Studies Program,
Sigma Lambda Gamma, Sigma Lambda Beta, and the Associated Residence Halls
Located in Hillcrest Residence Hall, the ICC is a living-learning community
open to all students, regardless of academic major or background, who are
interested in global issues and different cultures. The ICC is made up of
both international and American students who have different language abilities,
interests, ages, travel experiences and cultural backgrounds.
The ICC is affiliated with the UI International Programs, which consists
of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research
projects and services. Organized under the associate provost and dean for
International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the
campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.
For more information about Gusto Latino or special accommodations to attend
this event, contact Blythe Burkhardt at (319) 335-1436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.