Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Multicultural Awareness Group holds annual International Dinner

The Multicultural Awareness Group of Lycoming College held its 16th annual International Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Jane Schultz Room. More than 120 people were in attendance.

This year’s theme was “Spread Love Around the World.” As guests entered the room, they were given a paper heart that they could write a message on and post on the wall. Students from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Estonia, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Vietnam hosted the dinner, with the guidance of Jean Wool, executive assistant for student affairs and MAG adviser.

As a tradition, international students and foreign faculties prepared dishes from their countries. A silent auction was held and raised $140, with half the proceeds benefiting “A Dime for a Meal,” a charity program that raises money to provide food and cooking services for Vietnamese children. Retiring College president Dr. James Douthat and retiring music professor Dr. Fred Thayer were honored by the group.

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