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Vol. 6, No. 10 December 2016
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IISTL Annual Trivia Night
March 24, 6:30 pm
Start gathering your trivia friends for a table. Sponsorships also available. For more information, click here.

The International Golf Tournament & Dinner
June 5, 1 pm
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International Institute Holiday Schedule
Offices are closed: Dec. 26 and Jan. 2
Office hours Dec. 27 -Dec. 30: 8 am - 5 pm, no English classes

Tours of IISTL
Last Wednesday monthly, 10 am
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Crosslin Receives The St. Louis Award
Strengthening our region through ethnic diversity
(From L-R) Mayor Francis Slay; Anna Crosslin; St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger; and David Kemper, President of The St. Louis Award Committee.
Anna Crosslin is the 2016 recipient of The St. Louis Award. More than 100 guests including public and private leaders, friends and family were present for the ceremony and reception on December 8 at the International Institute of St. Louis.
David Kemper, President of The St. Louis Award Committee, greeted the crowd and offered remarks. He noted that Crosslin's selection marked the 85th year of the award. Kemper said that immigrants have great value to our community, especially as entrepreneurs and a source of new population in our region.
"The new Pew Research Center projections show that the nation is projected to grow to 441 million by 2065," said Kemper. "88% of the increase is linked to future immigrants and their descendants."
Holiday Bazaar Big Success
Supporting immigrant entrepreneurs
Holiday Bazaar attendees shop at one of our 15+ gift booths.
The International Institute's second annual Holiday Bazaar was a great success! Presented by our Junior Board, the bazaar attracted more than 750 people on December 2 and 3.
They shopped for unique gifts from local and international crafters. Some gifts were made by immigrant entrepreneur crafters who have received assistance from our economic development program.
Our youngest visitors practiced origami paper-folding and sipped hot chocolate. Lunch was available from two local food trucks.
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Jr. Board Executive Committee Elected
Leading the next generation of Institute supporters
Jr. Board members Alexandria Burns and Laura Shields prepare hot chocolate to be sold at the Holiday Bazaar.
Congratulations to our recently elected Jr. Board leaders. The Executive Committee plans and operates a variety of projects throughout the year including the annual Holiday Bazaar and the Trivia Night. The president serves as an ex- officio member of the IISTL Board of Directors.
  • President: Maggie Dankert, International Credentials Specialist, Webster University
  • Treasurer: Alyssa Weeks, Executive Assistant, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
  • Secretary: Debhuti Roy, Research Associate, Nine Network of Public Media
  • Communications Officer: Carly Timm, Assistant Director of International Relations, Webster University