TWC to host first International Day

Posted on: March 18, 2014

To celebrate the cultural diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, Tennessee Wesleyan College will be hosting its first TWC International Day on Wednesday, March 26.

To celebrate the cultural diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, Tennessee Wesleyan College will be hosting its first TWC International Day on Wednesday, March 26. Organized by TWC’s International Student Services and Student Life departments, TWC International Day will feature on-campus international exhibits and celebrations throughout the day that educate and celebrate.

From 11 a.m. to noon, an exhibit featuring historical information and cultural artifacts from countries such as West Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Romania and Latin America will be set up in Glenn Lowe Dining Room in Sherman Hall and will be open to the public for viewing.

At noon, community members are invited to lunch in Sherman Hall where a procession of students, faculty, and staff, in the traditional national clothing of their native countries, will be presented with music accompanied by Dr. Douglas Manley, TWC associate professor of music and director of keyboard studies. Community members attending the lunch will need to purchase their meals upon arrival.

“Tennessee Wesleyan is a part of a global community and we want to make an awareness of that,” said Dr. Augustin Amevi Bocco, TWC assistant professor of French and coordinator of international programs.

“We hope that TWC International Day will become an annual event that we can celebrate on campus and with our community partners and friends. Tennessee Wesleyan has many international students and faculty members and we hope events like TWC International Day will make them feel accepted and celebrated within the TWC community.”