Ramadan Observed June 28-July 28, RSVP for Iftar Pot Luck

| June 23, 2014

Please join us in wishing our Muslim faculty, staff and students a joyful season of Ramadan, which begins on the evening of June 28 and will end July 28. During Ramadan, Muslims from all continents unite in a period of fasting and spiritual reflection.

A few events and points of interest surrounding the celebration of Ramadan on the St. Louis campus:

Ramadan Iftar/Dinner

A traditional Ramadan Iftar dinner

There will be a Ramadan Iftar/Dinner in the University Center’s Sunnen Lounge on Tuesday, July 1 (breaking fast starts at 8:20 p.m.). Everyone is welcome, but RSVP are required, as we can only seat up to 100 people. Please contact us if you are interested in preparing and sharing with us a traditional dish from your country. There are many ways to contribute to the potluck, even if you do not cook. Please visit our RSVP form for a list of ways you can contribute.

There is also an extensive website with information about Ramadan and the Webster community here.

Summer Evening Courses

Special note to professors with Summer night classes: Ramadan starts on the evening of June 28 and will end July 28. If you have students who are observing Ramadan, please consider the timing of your breaks during the evening classes. Students are able to break their fast at sundown, so allowing them to quietly step out to have a drink or bite to eat — or simply scheduling your break close to sundown — would be very helpful to them.

Submitted by Bethany Keller, MCISA assistant director; Elvir Mandzukic, faculty development coordinator, School of Education; and Carolyn Trachtova, ESL coordinator

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