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Featuring international cuisine, fashion, dance, and panel discussion, the second annual free event is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.
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President LaForge is joined by Marwa Cherraf, an assistant in the Office of Student Life.
New Student Week, sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, will acclimate incoming freshmen and new transfer students to Delta State University and the Cleveland community. These new students will learn about the many academic, health, and social support systems and resources made available to them at Delta State. They will be introduced to faculty, staff, advisors, student leaders, as well as their new classmates.
This week-long extravaganza will occur August 12-18. All freshmen students are required to attend, while new transfer students are encouraged to take part in this fun and important event.
In other news on campus, the Alumni Association will host the Leflore County Chapter Meeting tomorrow and the DeSoto County Chapter Meeting on Saturday. You can contact the Alumni Office at 662-846-4660 for details. Also, mark your calendars our Fall Convocation, which is scheduled for Thursday, August 16 at 3 p.m. at the Bologna Performing Arts Center.
To keep up with all of our news, events and activities, please visit our website at deltastate.edu.
Delta State University’s Office of Student Affairs presents the first annual international festival “Culture on the Quad” on the university quadrangle April 24 starting at 12 p.m.
Students, faculty, staff and the community are welcome to congregate for an afternoon of food, fun, entertainment and enlightenment. This year’s theme is “The Global Statesmen.” The event is free and open to the public.
A panel discussion, dance lessons, a featured speaker and fashion show will also be highlighted at the festival.
Dr. Vernell Bennett, vice president for Student Affairs, said there is a lot of buzz around the event, which is scheduled to be an annual affair.
“We worked with an advisory panel of international students and the International Faculty Association to plan this occasion,” said Bennett. “Everything from the cuisine, to the entertainment, will spotlight the international culture that our students bring to the Delta. The large tent will house food and exhibits manned by international students and faculty, who will speak to their countries of origin.”
“The main stage will have programming from 12-5 p.m.,” added Bennett. “Our featured act will be the professional dance troupe Bollywood Touch at 4 p.m. The troupe will also give the audience a lesson at the conclusion of their main stage performance.”
Marwa Cherraf, an international student originally from Morocco, and a senior international business major, is a vice presidential intern for the Office of Student Affairs.
“This is the first university-wide event that highlights how global our campus actually is,” said Cherraf, also a member of the International Student Association. “We want to include the community, faculty and students in the celebration of multiculturalism at DSU. This is a great opportunity for American and international students to come together to have fun.”
More event details are available on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/374532989689520/?notif_t=plan_user_invited¬if_id=1523384589369394.
For more information, contact 662-846-4150.