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Posted on: August 19, 2015

[ARCHIVED] East Lansing Welcomes the World to Take Place Sunday, Sept. 27


EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 6th Annual East Lansing Welcomes the World event will be hosted at the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road, on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

International students and families are invited to come meet their East Lansing neighbors at this special FREE event, brought to the community by a partnership between the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University.

The event will feature catered food, live music, family activities, community information tables, mingling and more. There will also be a brief program at 3 p.m. featuring welcoming remarks by MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett and MSU Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) Director James Dorsett.

Shuttle buses will run from campus to ELPL on a loop from 2-5 p.m., stopping regularly at North Hubbard Hall, the International Center, Brody Hall and the Spartan Village Community Center. These buses are free and available to anyone who needs a ride from the MSU campus to the event.

“Given the growing population of international students and families in our community, the East Lansing Welcomes the World event continues to be a great way to reach out to our new neighbors from across the globe and welcome them to East Lansing,” said ELPL Director Kristin Shelley. “We are honored to host the event at the library again this year.”

Community Ambassadors Needed – Sign Up Today!
Community members are encouraged to sign up to serve as community ambassadors at this year’s East Lansing Welcomes the World event. Community ambassadors will help set up the event and meet and greet the international students and families as they arrive. Those interested in signing up to be a community ambassador can contact ELPL’s Phyllis Thode at or Jen Amormino at

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