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[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

March 19, 2008

UW-Green Bay 'Arabic Day' offers an introduction to culture

GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Arabic Club and the Humanistic Studies academic unit are sponsoring an Arabic Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 in the Phoenix Rooms of University Union on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr.

Club members say the event is intended to be an introduction to Arabic culture and to a language that is spoken by more than 300 million people. Arabic is the national language of more than 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

Arabic Day participants can have their names written in Arabic script, learn about the custom and get their hands decorated in henna, taste traditional foods, and have their pictures taken in a traditional Bedouin setting. Multi-media presentations will show Arabic cultures through dancing, singing and art.

Tickets are $6 for students, $8 for UW-Green Bay faculty and staff, and $10 for community members. Tickets are available through the University Ticketing Service at (920) 465-2217.

UW-Green Bay offers two semesters of instruction in the Arabic language taught by a native Arabic speaker. Students in the classes have formed the Arabic Club to promote Arabic awareness.

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08-63 | Contact: Virginia Dell dellv@uwgb.edu, (920) 465-2144



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