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March 30, 2011

SIU Med School Sponsors Ethnic Heritage Day for Italian Culture

An Ethnic Heritage Day celebration featuring Italian culture will be held Tuesday, April 5, at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  The event will be held noon to 1 p.m. in the Pearson Museum (second floor) of the School’s main building at 801 N. Rutledge St., Springfield.

The program includes a presentation, “Walking Tours of Italy” presented by Jeff Fafoglia, co-owner of Get Lost in Italy. 

There also will be cultural displays as well as tasting of Italian foods.

Ethnic Heritage Day celebrations are held regularly to share information about various ethnic cultures.  The events are organized by the SIU Diversity, Multicultural and Minority Affairs office.  For more information, contact Debbie Kassube at 545-7334 weekdays.