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Lycoming College Career Services to hold Ten Thousand Villages fundraiser

Lycoming College Career Services to hold Ten Thousand Villages fundraiser

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Lycoming College Career Services will hold a sale for Ten Thousand Villages, a group that promotes fair trade by helping disadvantaged artisans sell their goods. The sale will be open to the campus community Nov. 4-22 and to the public Nov. 8, 15 and 22 from noon until 4 p.m. on the third floor of the Wertz Student Center.

The event is held in conjunction with International Education Month, which is celebrated by colleges and universities each year in November. Career Services will collaborate with the Multicultural Awareness Group to promote and encourage international education by acknowledging the types of cross-cultural learning experiences students have had abroad and in America throughout the month.

Three special events will be held as a part of the educational activities, including the International Dinner Monday, Nov. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria; the International Dance Night Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Burchfield Lounge, Wertz Student Center; and the International Expo Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Pennington Lounge, Academic Center. The dinner will feature Vietnamese caramelized salty pork and Indian chicken curry. The dance night will include Latin American salsa and belly dancing lessons. The expo is a festival of cultural exhibits, entertainment and refreshments.

Ten Thousand Villages is one of the world’s largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization. The company helps disadvantaged artisans by establishing a sustainable market for handmade products in North America and building long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisan partners lack opportunities for stable income.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit