The month of November began with bang with the International Student Association hosting their International Cultural Festival. They hosted several different cultural clubs as well as them houses during the first half of the event with a information session. The second half of the event featured live music and dance demonstrations by some of our talented HWS students.
The following day, the South Asian Culture Club hosted an Exploration of South Asian Dance Event which featured dance teams from Rochester and Geneseo and a dinner with foods covering different South Asian countries.
The following week, in collaboration with the Office of Student Activities, we participated in the “After Dark Series.” This event focused on Native American Heritage Month; activities included: screening of a film, Native American themed desserts and dream catcher making. After Thanksgiving break, we had another Warm Wednesday event featuring guest Jessie Marullo from Student Activities.
Nina Vtorushina, Russian Studies Department Fulbright Scholar hosted a workshop on Russian Wood Painting; she reviewed techniques, symbolism and history. Participants even created their own wood paintings with Russian symbols!
In preparation for the end of the semester and the following academic year, students involved in the Cultural, Global Awareness and Social Justice clubs (presidents of the organizations) met to discuss how their semester went in terms of programming as well as plans their respective clubs have for the upcoming semester. The students in this meeting were able to engage in discussion of common problems they all face as student leaders as well as enjoy delicious Puerto Rican food from El Morro’s.
Finally, finishing off the month, the South Asian Culture club hosted an end of the semester celebration with chai tea, henna tattoos and indian food.