Ending the Fast
Eid al-Fitr, the "festival of breaking of the fast," was held as part of a ceremony celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. A dinner was held in the Rondileau Campus Center to mark the occasion.
Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi, professor of communication studies and director of the university's Middle East Studies program, who planned the event in cooperation with the staff of the Minnock Center for International Engagement, introduced a series of speakers prior to the dinner, including Sydne Marrow, director, Center for Multicultural Affairs; Dr. Arnaa Alcorn, chair, Department of Social Work; Dr. Michael Kryzanek, executive director, Minnock Center, and Dr. Ahmed Abdelahl, professor of special education.
The featured speakers were Pastor George Kamel of the Episcopalian Church of Lowell, Massachusetts, and Dr. Khaled Nasr, Imam and religious scholar associated with the Islamic Center in New England, who spoke on the topic, "Celebration of Eid Al Fitr for Muslims." (David K. Wilson, '71, University Advancement)