The International Lecture Series at Missouri Western State University, sponsored by International Student Services and the Division of Student Affairs, will feature a talk on Kuwait at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the Blum Student Union, room 223. The lecture series is free and open to the public.

The talk will be presented by student Yousef Fatehallah.

The day before the lecture, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, Missouri Western’s Campus Dining Services will prepare Kuwaiti chicken mechbons with rice and sab algafshah (golden fritters) as dessert during the regular lunch service in the Blum Union Dining Hall from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Office of International Student Services at 816-271-4150 or

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