English staff and alumni go international – without leaving town

Heads up, Hilltoppers! It’s September, which means the 27th annual Bowling Green International Festival is coming up at the end of the month.

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What’s that? You didn’t think Bowling Green even HAD diversity? Turns out you thought wrong. Held every year on the last Saturday in September, the BG International Fest is a celebration that honors the heritage and diversity of our community. The fest will feature music, dance, demonstrations, authentic foreign foods, edu-tainment activities, cultural displays, and an international bazaar.

What’s more, WKU English has quite a few representatives on the hard-working staff making the festival possible. Here they are:

  • Dr. Angela Jones, president of the board of directors is an Associate Professor of Professional Writing here in the English Department, as well as serving as our Internship Coordinator
  • Kimberly Nessler, vice president of the board of directors and member of the community planners is one of our English Office gurus
  • Skylar Wooden, member of the board of directors  is a Dec. 2014 graduate who majored in English with a Professional Writing concentration and a French minor. She is currently a professional writer at KirkpatrickPrice
  • Hannah Benward, member of the community planners is a May 2016 graduate who majored in English with a Professional Writing concentration and a Political Science minor. She is currently a graduate student at WKU earning her Masters of Public Administration

While you’re there, be sure to pick up this year’s t-shirt by local artist Emily Harvey!

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And don’t forget about all the great food. To help fund the festivities, Restaurant Discount Cards will be sold for an additional $3 at the gate. Just a few of the vendors participating are El Mazatlan, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Manpuku Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, Mellow Mushroom, Novo Dolce Gastro Pub, Con Con’s, and Azzip Pizza.

The event will take place from 9a.m. to 6p.m. on Saturday, September 24 at Circus Square Park – that’s the one just three blocks down from Fountain Square on State Street. Be sure to follow for more updates and reminders as the event nears.

Admission is $4, but you can bring yourself and a friend for just $5 by buying a Restaurant Discount Card or printing this coupon! Children 12 and under are admitted for free.
Visit the festival’s website at bginternationalfest.com for more information.

We’ll see you there!

 

All images via bginternationalfest.com by Jessica Mason
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