April 1, 2008



International Studies Club, 657-2376
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


Food, demonstrations from 15 countries to highlight the event


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Sights, sounds and tastes from around the world will highlight the 5th annual Montana State University Billings International  Food Fair, to be held Wednesday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The event, which is open to the public, will be held in the Student Union Ballroom at the MSU Billings main campus, 1500 University Drive.  Tickets for food items (ranging in cost from one to four tickets per item) will be sold for $1 each at the event.


The event will feature more than 30 international dishes prepared by faculty, staff and students of MSU Billings who have connections to other countries.  Main dishes, desserts and other food items will represent the following cultures:

  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Thai
  • Korean
  • German
  • Kenyan
  • Native American
  • Mongolian
  • American
  • Serbian
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Indian
  • Canadian

In addition, a variety of demonstrations will be presented by students or staff. Those demonstrations will include:

  • Martial arts:  The ancient traditions of training for combat will be demonstrated with our professionals in the martial arts.
  • Kanji writing: Kanji are the Chinese characters used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system. Visitors can see the ancient art of kanji and how it is done.
  • Ikebana:  This means “flower arranging” in Japanese. Visitors can see the art of Ikebana as some of our international students give an awe-inspiring demonstration.

For more information on the annual MSU Billings International Food Fair, contact the International Studies Club at 657-2376 or send an email to Lauren Lutz at llutz@msubillings.edu.