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CISA cancels International Extravaganza amid new campus food guidelines

The annual CSU-Pueblo International Food and Culture Extravaganza was canceled last week, after the university disallowed an integral part of the event’s tradition. Canceling the event was a student decision, after senior university administration members informed the CSU-Pueblo International Students Association that they could no longer hold a potluck, a major part of the event’s tradition. Annie Williams, who works in the Center of Academic Enrichment, and is advisor to CISA, said the group ultimately decided to cancel the event amid concerns they would not be able to feed all...
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International Students Association hosts Eid-Ul-Adha celebration

Laith Musameh, a freshman from Dubai, delivers a presentation on Isalam's Eid-Ul-Adha holiday. | Photo by Nathaniel Welch While Palestinians in Jerusalem clashed with Israeli authorities during Islam's Eid-Ul-Adha holiday, CSU-Pueblo's International Students Association celebrated in harmony with a traditional feast, the inauguration of the CSU-Pueblo Asian Students Association and a memorial for a former student who died earlier this month. One of CISA's missions at CSU-Pueblo is to bring together students from all over the world to aid in multicultural understanding and encourage acceptance of cultural diversity on campus....
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CSU-Pueblo hosts Holi Festival of Colors

Photo by Daniel Potter Colorado State University-Pueblo International Students Association and Center for International Programs hosted the Holi Festival of Colors March 13. The event, which was held between the Occhiato University Center and Massari Arena, consisted of music by Rev89, kite flying and colored powder. Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival, celebrated primarily in India, Nepal and other regions with significant population of Hindu or Indian origin. It has also become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, even spreading to Europe and North America. “This...
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CSU-Pueblo sees increase in international students

Enrollment in the international programs department at Colorado State University-Pueblo has increased by 22 percent this year. The 126 international students who are responsible for this increase hail from 38 countries. With 20 students, China is the most heavily represented country in the program. “We have a great partnership with a recruiter (for China),” said Marissa Munger, administrative assistant for the center for international programs. Munger also attributed the overall increase to the efforts of the university’s four recruiters. The recruiters, who most largely represent Germany, Latin America, South Korea...