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Thursday, March' 15, 2012 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven Fayer Brings a Taste of the World to AIB iiiiliiii!iii!!ii!iiill iiiiiiiiii!i!iiil;iiiii!i!!ii iiiiiii#i!! !i!iiii iiiiiiiii!i!i!iiiiiii!i!!!iii!iiiiiiiiiiilili i iiiii:.i i iiiii ::i  :: Nichole Fayer Nichole Fayer of Norwalk helped bring a little taste of world culture to AIB College of Business during the school's annual International Festival in FebruaD: Students from the Travel Cultures and International Business classes created booths at the AIB Activities Center representing more than three dozen countries. Many students dressed in traditional garb from other countries, offering information about the native cultures and samples of the local cuisine. The festival was an idea of Business Administration Professor Gregg Johnson, who wanted to give his stu- dents an opportunity to see that despite outside trap- pings and differences, people around the world are the same inside. "When I watched families from around the world at a swimming pool at a Mexican resort, they were doing the same types of things I was doing. They were having fun. They were playing with their kids," said Johnson. Johnson said he hopes the festival was enjoyed by visitors, but he feels the larger impact may be on stu- dents like Fayer as they researched their selected country. "It's the student who has to go home and reconnect with his or her gr .andmother who came from Germany," he said. "They start talking about why Grandma came here and what it was like living in Germany." "It's the students who want to serve a food from Aus- tralia, and they can't find it, so they order it over the Internet." Johnson recalled one student who reported wander- ing the aisles of a Des Moines Vietnamese market. Be- wildered and unable to read anything, the student reached out to the market staff for assistance in com- pleting the project. "That's the kind of stuff I love to hear," Johnson said. "The students feel like they're in a different world, but they're in their own country." AIB is committed to helping its students adapt and thrive in the global economy. The college's Business Administration and Intemational Business associate degree gives students the preparation to work abroad or in international departments within domestic com- panies. Their appreciation of worldwide diversity is enhanced through the study of cultural customs. Practical experience comes from the International Business Practicu_m. It is a course that offers the oppor- tunity to be immersed in another country for seven to nine days. The class has traveled to Ireland, England and Italy. Fayer is earning an Associate in Applied Science de- gree in Business Administration at AIB. APPLE TREE CHILDREN'S CENTER !ii!i!00 The two-year-old class at Apple Tree Children's Center enjoyed some fun in the snow along with their teach- ers as they created Frosty and his friend. Photo submitted. Norwalk Music Boosters 2011-20.12 Minutes Meeting held Thursday, February 2, 2012 High school band room, 7 p.m. Teacher Reports Elementary * The kids are prepping for a musical, "A Kid's Life," which will be performed Feb. 9. * Band kids are practicing for their first concert in the auditorium, which will be Feb. 15. * Instrumental solo/en- semble contest will be March 3. Middle School * Show choir took 1 t place at the Dallas Center- Grimes Show Choir Con- test. * Vocal solo/ensemble con- test will be Feb. 14 at NPAC. * Show choir will compete at the Indianola contest on Feb 17. * Norwalk will host the SCIBA large group and Jazz Band contest Feb. 11. Our 8  Grade Band will perform at 8:00 a.m. and 7  Grade will perform at 8:15. 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Established In 1979 ,1,.,, 1. ,1,.,,,.,,, l 800-746-0434 - 515-981-5211 Revolution will.perform at Wells Fargo Arena for the "Let's Move" event. * SR will compete at the Benton Community "Touch of Class Show Choir Con- test Feb. 11. * SR will compete at the Indianola Show Choir con- test Feb. 18. * SR will compete at the Lewis Central "Clash of the Titans" contest. * Choral and solo contest will be Feb. 21. * Jazz Choir will perform at the SWICC Fox Festival Feb. 25. * Jazz Choir will compete at the Kirkwood Jazz Fes- tival March I and 2. * Urbandale Jazz Festival will be Feb. 4. * Conference Honor Band will be Feb. 6, hosted here in Norwalk. Some volun- teers may be needed to col- lect admission. * Band concert for 9-12 grade will be Frida) Feb. st * Jazz I took I Place at the Simpson Jazz contest. Notable Donors Campaign * A couple donations were received in January. * Some people have asked where their seat plate is. Rich will post a map to our website: www.norwalk musicboosters.com. Rich gave a map to Mrs. Ward. Fundraising Programs The Patron Program mailer has mailed. *DVD Sales-Dave Campbell is working on them. *Cal's Dinner-Was Sun- day, Jan. 29. It was a suc- cess. Cal has offered to host another dinner in April or May. He could serve burgers or brats in- stead of spaghetti. Boost- ers voted to go ahead and do the dinner. Money will go to the vocal department for their needs - show choir uniforms, platforms, etc. * Wells Fargo fundraiser - It was decided that funds for future events worked can be used to pay for school music fees, summer camps or lessons, or other music-related expenses for each family. *Youaker's Community Day coupon books - We are signed up to partici- pate in the spring sale in April. *Other: Butter Braids - We sampled Butter Braids. Sale dates ,will be Feb. 28- March 9. Delivery will be March 29. Proceeds will go to the HS;Band trip to be used for an additional meal and water and snacks, Professional groups: A committee is forming to explore bringing in profes- sional groups for fundraisers. Corporate Grants *Tami Frazer has leads on a couple of grants. She is looking for help from a gran t writer. Upcoming events * Conference Honor Band, Feb. 6. * SCIBA Large Group and Jazz Band Contest, Feb. 11. * Nathanael Hardy's High School Senior Recital, May 18. Music Boosters is spon- soring this event. Music Boosters website: Nothing new to report. The site is: www.norwalk musicboosters.com Middle School Show Choir-The goal is to re- place the uniforms next year. Cost is approxi- mately $120-130 per dress. The High School Choir is in need of a few things, like lights. Mrs. Ward will bring a Iist to the next meeting. Treasurers Report- Available on request Next Meeting If you have a child in K-12 Norwalk music, you are already a Booster. Please join us at our next meeting Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the High School band room. Respectfully submitted, Rhonda Huegerich, 2011/ 2012 Secretary I Deadline for ads, I " legals and stories is Noon Friday! TE,'D'S I USED CARS & AUTO REPAIR [ BEEN DOING BUSlNS SINCE i966 We Repair All Makes & Mcdelst