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Bellevue University to Host Global Festival to Bring the World Back Together

October 8 Event Is Open to the Public and Will Feature Food, Music, Dance from Around the World

Bellevue University will open the door to the community with a Global Festival featuring live music, food and performances from countries around the world on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2-5 p.m. 

The event will be held on the University’s main campus, in the Hitchcock Humanities Center, 1040 Bruin Blvd. Bellevue, Nebraska 68005. 

“Over the last several years, so many people were unable to travel due to the pandemic,” said Julie Verebely, Director of the Global Partnerships and head of international admissions. “This is an opportunity to bring the world back together and for everyone in the community to enjoy the diverse culture here at Bellevue University.”

Admission to the festival is free. Attendees will be able to enjoy a variety of entertainment, including:

  • Zumba group
  • Dragon Dance
  • Nebraska Chinese performance
  • Indian dance performance 
  • Guatemalan performers 
  • Native American-Omaha Tribe performance
  • Mexican performers
  • Bagpipes performance
  • International traditional costume performance
  • Other performances pending and may be added closer to event date

Attendees will also able to enjoy free global cuisine items from these local restaurants:

  • Ono Pinay Kitchen (Filipino and Hawaiian food)
  • Chaima’s African Cuisine (African)
  • Curry-in-a-Hurry (Indian)
  • China Buffet (Chinese)
  • Abelardo’s (Mexican)

Bellevue University educates students from more than 20 different countries around the world. Some study and earn degrees online, and others learn on the University’s main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska. 

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About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (