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Vol 9 No 2

MU Holds 'International Day 2002'


Awarding the winners of MU "Mr. and Ms. International Day 2002".

     MU recently held 'MU International Day 2002' at its Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, on Bangkok Noi Campus. The annual event is held to celebrate the diverse international community at MU and honor the numerous international staff and students and their unique contribution to the activities and spirit of MU. Hundreds of Thai and international members of the MU community attended the event, which included an international costume parade, speeches by MU executives, Thai traditional dances, couple and team formation dancing by MU International College students, dinner and drinks, party games, and prize drawings throughout the evening. Music was provided by the College of Music's Brass Ensemble Band, and there was also a special string quartet performance by the College's foreign staff.

     The highlight of the evening was the Mr. and Ms. MU International Day 2002 Contest. Various male and female international students and staff - chosen as finalists for the variety and style of their cultural dress - each described (some in great detail) their home country and their experiences at MU, with some very exuberant and colorful comments providing much amusement for the audience. In the end, the judges selected Ms. Rumana Akhter Saifi, a Bangladeshi postgraduate student at MU's Institute for Population and Social Research, and Mr. R. Muhammad Kosim, an Indonesian postgraduate student at the Faculty of Public Health, as Ms. and Mr. International Day 2002, respectively (see photo). As the evening drew to a close, the abundant smiles visible in the audience made clear that MU's international spirit remains alive and well.