April 8, 2014

Students from a variety of foreign countries will be talking about their homelands and their customs during an international panel discussion to take place on Wednesday, April 9th at 6 p.m. The event will be held  in the Tennant Art Gallery inside the Hays Student Center. This annual discussion, sponsored by the  Math and Science Club  and the college’s diversity committee, provides an opportunity for current students to interact with their foreign counterparts and to ask questions regarding their cultures and viewpoints on various subjects and ideas. In the past, panel members have talked at length about food, politics, education systems and even taught dance steps.

Countries represented this year will include Ghana, Brazil, Kuwait and Uganda . Students from Hawaii have also been invited to participate as they have some unique customs to share from their island cultures.

The panel discussion is a facilitated question and answer session, moderated this year by  Dr. Shelby Nichols and Niqa Hatch who is a resident assistant in Dowis Hall. The public may attend this panel discussion. The events tend to draw a good student crowd, so those who want to participate should show up early for best seating.