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Archive for October, 2014

International Dinner

Last Sunday, the Intercultural Affairs Center hosted a dinner on Sunday serving Puerto Rican food from El Morro located in Geneva. There was a salsa demonstration as well. Here are some pictures, videos and comments from the event,

I love hosting the International Dinners because this allows for me to see how students interact with each other and learn how to spread their culture and diversity in a comfortable setting. That is the part that I enjoy the most, these interactions make me feel that I have run a successful event.” Marjorye Santos WS’17

Culture through the Arts

Throughout last week, in the Scandling Center, the Intercultural Affairs Center and Student Activities collaborated to expose the campus to the immense cultural pool found at the Colleges. Here are some pictures, videos, and comments from the event,

I attended most of the events, and I was so appreciative that I was able to broaden my horizon about culture on this campus. The arts that were being displayed fueled me to help support the different cultures that are present on campus” Eliss Mañon WS”14

“I was highly involved in planning for the CCA. Celebrating Culture through the Arts came from the desire to provide programming gin the Fall semester that celebrated culture- because Tastes of the World celebrates culture through food each Spring, we decided that we should use the Fall to focus on the arts! It grew from a somewhat passive event, with art featured in the Scandling Center over a three day period, to an extremely interactive one, as you saw this past week. I believe this event is a wonderful way to explore cultures other than our own in unique ways to expand our understanding and appreciation for difference.” Jessie Murullo-Stamp


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Place at the Table

Last Monday, in the Vandervort Room, there was a movie screening and a panel discussion about the movie of the “Place at the Table”. This movie exposed how people eat, how food is wasted and how people are unaware about the affects of food deprivation, malnutrition, and other social issues surrounding food. Here are some pictures and comments from the event,

 “I’ve seen the film twice now, and I’m always struck by how our media discourse can tend to focus on individuals and their eating habits or choices, while not paying enough attention to our public policy and how it can disenfranchise certain groups of people, while enriching companies or individuals who are already privileged and wealthy.  It’s morally repugnant that we are the richest nation on this earth but we have these huge issues of hunger, food deserts, and malnutrition.  It’s up to us as citizens to work together to demand different public policy and elect different leaders.  Clearly, they are not going to do it for us under the current system.” Jeremy Wattles, Assistant Director of the Center for Community Engagement & Service-Learning

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Fireside Chat With Faculty: Profesor Conde

Last Wednesday, Profesor Conde from the Spanish and Hispanic Studies Department came to the Intercultural Affairs Center to lead a discussion about the author Garcia-Marquez and read some of his short stories. Here are some pictures and some comments from the event,

Profesor Conde was able to create a comfortable setting, which allowed him to create a personal relationship between the works that he was reading and himself. That aspect was extremely interesting to me. I really enjoyed it!” Darline Polanco

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Scandal Viewing Party

Every Thursday, the Intercultural Affairs Center hosts a Scandal Viewing Party where students come to watch one of their favorite shows being aired on television. Here are some comments from the party,

Great way to meet other Scandal fanatics” – Namboowa Bakiika WS’15

I love the community that surrounds me. It makes me happy!” – Amber Williams WS’17

The Writing Table

This last Thursday the Writing Table took place, here are some pictures and comments about the Writing Table,

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She was great. I have an idea of what to write now. – Thank you!” – Denisse Cotto WS’15

Corning Glass Museum

On Tuesday of Fall Break, the Intercultural Affairs Center led a trip to the Corning Glass Museum in Corning, NY. Here are some pictures from the trip,