When you think of J. Lo and Enrique Iglesias, West Virginia probably doesnt come to mind. But get ready for WVU s own Latin invasion. Comparsa is coming to the Mountainlair Ballrooms Sunday, Sept. 28, from 4-7 p.m.
Comparsa has become synonymous with salsa, one of the most popular forms of dance in the world. The group, which was formed in Elkins, W. Va., has a growing local fan base. The groups lead singer, Eduardo Canelon, is originally from Venezuela.
The International Student Organization (ISO) is hosting the band as part of its annual fall dance fundraiser. Tickets are $3 in advance, $5 at the door and may be purchased at the Office of International Students&Scholars in Elizabeth Moore Hall, or from any ISO member. For more information, call 304-293-8626, ext. 2593.
The dance is just one of many events ISO holds every year to promote international awareness and campus unity. The Pakistan Student Association will host an International Tea at Elizabeth Moore Hall Thursday, Sept. 25, from 4-5 p.m.
Coffee, tea and soft drinks will be served,said Karen Bird, international student program adviser.Its a way to get interaction going between American and international students. E. Moore Hall is a good place to relax and meet people.
The Office of International Students&Scholars is also sponsoring two free workshops Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (repeated from 2-4 p.m.) in the Gold Ballroom of the Mountainlair.
Understanding the American Education Systemwill include topics such as student goals and expectations, academic honesty, study skills and writing for specific purposes.Wellness: Maintaining a Balanced College Lifewill discuss time management, nutrition, demands on a student, and balancing academics with exercise and relaxation.