The Michgan Daily-Friday, October 29, 1993- 7
Jnternational dinner provides fun,
food to promote global relations
Center kicks off
Dinner, music, internationaldanc-
ing, and speeches by renowned schol-
ars and professors comprised last
night's 34th Annual International
Dinner held in the Michigan League
The Ecumenical Campus Center
(ECC) aimed to promote amiable glo-
bal relations and kick off a $1 million
*ndraising campaign for a new ECC
international residence through the
The 400 international scholars,
professors and guests in attendance
were welcomed by emcee Tom
O'Brien and Rev. Michael Lindvall,
who gave an invocation before din-
ner. The subsequent events served to
encourage cooperation between na-
s and provide education about
cs history and progress.
"I've been to the dinner before
and it's nice to see so many people
turnout, not onlythe international stu-
dents, but people from the commu-
nity," said Rackham student Stacie
By DAVID RHEINGOLD
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
In an attempt to deter auto theft,
e University Department of Public
ety will etch car owners' vehicle
identification numbers onto their
windshields and car windows tomor-
"The intent is to mark a car and
make it less attractive to thieves,"
said Sgt. David Betts. "If they're go-
ing to turn around and steal it and sell
it for parts, the window parts would
not be available for use because
,ey're so identifiable."
The numbers will measure an es-
timated three inches long by one inch
high, and will be faintly visible on the
bottom of each window.
The service is free to anyone who
owns a car. It will be held from 9a.m.
to 1 p.m. at the North Campus Fire
Station, 1946 Beal Ave.
A roll call of the more than 40
represented nationalities followed
dinner highlighted the vast array of
cultues and peoples gathered to rec-
ognize the ECC.
ECC Director Nile Harper wel-
comedall to the celebration to "gather
as a global village at the University."
University students provided
glimpses ofthis global village through
musical performances, including tra-
ditional Chinese music and Brazilian
pieces on flute, piano and bass.
A troupe of Grecian dancers in
traditional costumes and Native
American dancers also graced the
ballroom with their presence.
But aside from the rousing enter-
tainment, speakers from different na-
tions and backgrounds discussed the
global environment and the ECC's
work. Sociologist, political scientist
and Fulbright scholar Solanges
Simoes from Brazil said that she was
"glad to be here with all these people
building uphuman understanding and
Simoes' speech focused on the
importance of multicultural interac-
tion and the benefits of international
cooperation. "We have much more
than the Earth to share," she con-
World College West Prof.
Mutumbo Mpanya from Zaire, who
earned a doctorate degree from the
University in urban technology and
planning, discussed the role of tech-
nology in a global society and stressed
throughout his speech, "We need
people with technological expertise,
but also with human compassion.
"We come here to be profession-
als and that's good, but technological
expertise is not enough to make a
world," he added, summing up the
evening's atmosphere, "We want to
make a better world."
This year marks the ECC's 107th
year on campus and 100th year since
the first group of Chinese students
arrived at the international residence.
The evening began an extensive cam-
paign to raise money to construct a
new building that will expand the
international residence to accomodate
more student scholars. School of Edu-
cation and philosophy Prof. Terrence
Tice is chairing the fundraising cam-
The campaign fund has already
received two generous contributions,
one by ECC member Edward Voss, to
benefit the construction of alibrary in
the new residence. The second is a
$40,000gift from an anonymous Ann
Arbor resident in order to facilitate a
student meeting room.
Students, faculty and staff enjoy the festivities that were part of last night's 1993 International Dinner, including
special guests (l-r) Tun Thwin, Elizabeth Achar, Tom O'Brien, Solanges Simoes and Mutombo Mpanya.
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can pursue their destiny as adventurers, lovers, humorists
and backup singers."
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