Scott and Cheryl Morris 2010 International Food Festival Sunday, March 7

Ramesh Neupane
(Rah’ mish Neo’-pawn-ee), International Student Association (ISA), 305.766.4488 or

UNK- Fun, food and festivities will be the featured fare at the Scott and Cheryl Morris 2010 International Food Festival Sunday, March 7, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

UNK students from 45 countries around the world will serve their native foods, perform both traditional and nontraditional dances, and host a variety of other cultural activities from 4-7 p.m. at the UNK Health and Sports Center, according to Ramesh Neupane (Rah’ mish  Neo’-pawn-ee), a UNK student from Nepal and president of the UNK International Student Association.

The event is free and open to the public. Last year, more than 2,000 attended the festival, which is the kick-off event for the James E. Smith World Affairs Conference. The World Affairs Conference, which will take place Monday and Tuesday on the campus, is also free and open to the public.

The food and cultural festival is named after Scott and Cheryl of Morris of Kearney who provide the resources for food served, as well as publication costs for festival cookbooks. The cookbooks, which give recipes for the foods being served, will be distributed at the event.

Among the countries that will have booths or serve food are: Australia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Germany, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Canada, China, France, India, Japan, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, Bahamas, Brazil, Senegal, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, France, Netherlands and the United States. Additional countries have been involved in the planning and will be represented on Sunday.

The festival is sponsored jointly by the International Student Association, with support from Morris Press, Scott and Cheryl Morris, UPFF (UNK student organization funds) and the UNK Office of International Education.