Many events are set across campus this week in celebration of the UNM International Festival 2013.

The Global Education Office, formerly Office of International Programs and Studies, has an open house to show off their recently remodeled space in Mesa Vista Hall, room 2010, on Wednesday, April 17 from 3-5 p.m.

GEO also celebrates the restructuring of the department. "We now have an additional division to the department which includes: International Admissions, International Student and Scholar Services, Study Abroad and the Center for English language and American Culture (CELAC) So we are excited to offer a better space to our international and domestic students and international scholars as they are provided services by the Global Education Office," said Mavel Moreno, GEO program manager.

The next day, GEO and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs present the UNM International Festival 2013 Thursday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Cornell Mall, east of the Student Union Building.

"Every year our office works hard to provide a space for international and domestic students to showcase a country or a region in the world at the festival. Students highlight the culture of variable countries through the provision of food, arts & crafts, performances and information that helps break down stereotypes," Moreno said.

She added, "Students also take this opportunity to highlight traditional wear throughout the world by organizing a fashion show." This year's show is at 7 p.m. in the SUB Ballroom C. Moreno said that although the World Student Alliance has organized the fashion show for several years the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) organized this year's fashion show.

Moreno said, "CSA collaborated with UNM students/CK Fashion Consultants Cardell J. McClam and Kelly Campbell to invite Albuquerque community fashion designers, boutiques and Toni & Guy hair and makeup academy to partake in this special celebration of global culture and UNM's student international engagement throughout the world."

Finally, a Russian film, "Stalker," is showcased at the ASUNM Southwest Film Center on Thursday, April 18, and Saturday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday, April 21 at 1 p.m. The director is Andrei Tarkovsky and the film is 163 minutes long in Russian with subtitles.

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