Northwood to Host International Food Festival for Cultural Awareness Month

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The event will be held at Northwood in the Hach Student Life Center.

MIDLAND, MI – On Wednesday, October 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Northwood University will be hosting an International Food Festival in celebration of October being Midland’s Cultural Awareness month sponsored by the Midland Area Community Foundation’s Cultural Awareness Committee. The event will be held at Northwood in the Hach Student Life Center located at 4000 Whiting Drive. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

The International Food Festival will feature food stations sponsored by local food vendors and Northwood University. The food stations will provide light finger food for attendees. Sponsors include Angelita’s, Eastman Party Store, Grand Traverse Pie Company, Journey’s Coffee House, Molly’s, Northside Deli, Pi’s/Genji’s Japanese Steakhouse, Shirlene’s, and more. There will also be cultural performances by Adams Elementary students and Alumni Cumbia Dancers.

Other events during the month include: a film festival at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Auditorium, October 5-7; an art exhibit at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Mezzanine October 16-27, with a reception on October 18; an Indonesian lunch at the United Church of Christ on October 18; and an international business panel discussion at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Auditorium on October 18 featuring area business leaders.

The Cultural Awareness Committee is a project of the Midland Area Community Foundation. It is dedicated to promoting a better understanding, appreciation of and respect for all ethnic groups. The committee works to foster and support cultural activities within the community which demonstrate the values of a multi-faceted society.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.