|Japanese culture, customs and cuisine will be on display at Illinois College when a visiting delegation of college students hosts a celebration for the Jacksonville community.|
The Matsuri festival will take place on Tuesday, February 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center on the Illinois College campus. Held annually, the event will feature Japanese food, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.
Twenty-seven students from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, arrived in Jacksonville in early February and are spending a little over four weeks engaged in the study of American culture and the English language on campus. The college is in its 27th year of intercultural exchange with the university.
About Illinois College
Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.
Illinois College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Visit www.ic.edu or call 217-245-3149 for more information.