associate director for international services, 308.865.8946
UNK- The University of Nebraska at Kearney will host the annual Scott and Cheryl Morris International Food and Culture Festival on Sunday, March 2 from 3 – 6 p.m.
UNK students from 42 different countries will serve their native foods, perform both traditional and nontraditional dances, and a variety of other cultural activities.
Corliss Sullwold, associate director, said, “The purpose of the international program at UNK is to promote tolerance and understanding, and ready all students to be informed participants in our global society. The UNK international students are proud of their homelands and their cultures. This annual festival provides them with the opportunity to share their foods and traditions with the UNK community, and especially their fellow students from Nebraska and other U.S. states. The immediate result is that the International Food and Culture Festival is a blast!”
The food and culture festival is named after Scott and Cheryl Morris of Kearney who provide the resources for food served, as well as publication costs for festival cookbooks. The cookbooks distributed at the event, which are free to everyone, give the recipes to foods that are offered at the event and more.
Last years attendance to this event was approximately 1,500 people; this year, the event is expected to attract about 2,000 people.
“The event is free and open to the public; however, free-will donations are accepted and appreciated,” Sullwold said, adding that any donations will assist the students with other cultural events.
The festival is sponsored by UNK’s International Student Association, with support from Morris Press, Scott and Cheryl Morris, UPFF (UNK student organization funds) and the UNK International Center.