Summary of Multicultural Events in AY 2011-12

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Summary of Multicultural Events in AY 2011-12
Date
Event
Description
Oct. 26, 2011
McMinnville
Center
International
Festival
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Moore County
International
Festival
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Nov. 16, 2011
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Nov. 17, 2011
Smyrna Center 
International
Festival
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Approx.
Attendance
To celebrate the different cultures, faculty, staff, and students setup tables to represent 16 countries.
Tables included informational handouts about that country, items and/or food from each country, games,
and authentically dressed people manning the tables.
The band, Trio Ginga, played Latin music throughout the event.
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College departments celebrated Motlow’s diversity by decorating offices to reflect the varying cultures
and customs to give Motlow students, faculty and staff a miniature “trip around the world” for the weeks
leading up to the international festival.
Faculty, staff, students and community members showcased different countries at 27 different booths
featuring native food, music and cultural examples.
ChinaNOW Institute of International Education in Shanghai, China spoke to students in the classroom,
participated in the festival and offered scholarships to Motlow students for China summer programs.
A representative from the Tennessee Consortium of International Studies recruited students for the
TNCIS/Motlow Study Abroad Program.
Slip Jig, of Huntsville, Ala. performed traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, and other Celtic lands during
the festival and have a special concert that evening for the public.
Participants were given passports to have stamped by each country for a drawing.
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In the days leading up to the international festival, instructors and student volunteers setup booths in the
lobby and distributed information brochures on various cultures along with “to-go” native food such as
Japanese sodas and cookies; Mexican pastries, cookies, coffee; German candies, pretzels, and (root)beer;
and French pastries. Instructors decorated office doors to reflect the varying cultures and customs.
Festival booths featured native food prepared by students and instructors, music and information packets
that represented ten different countries.
A map activity designed to show students’ their family connections around the world was displayed in the
hallway along with flags from various countries and student-designed posters that represented 32
different countries.
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Nov. 17, 2011
Fayetteville
Center
International
Festival
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In the weeks prior to the festival, office doors and hallways were decorated with items and information
from various countries.
Faculty, staff, and students setup booths that represented eight different countries and shared the
cultures by playing music, showing video, displaying items from the country, providing literature and
offering a taste of native cuisine.
Slip Jig, of Huntsville, Ala. performed traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, and other Celtic lands during
the festival.
Participants were given passports to have stamped by each country for a drawing.
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Mar. 20-21,
2012
Zili Misik
International
Music Concert
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The Boston musical group Zili Misik played two live concerts at Motlow College.
The 7-piece, all-female band presented a multicultural amalgam of rhythms, styles, and themes by for
blending reggae, samba, soul and jazz to produce a truly original musical experience.
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Mar. 24, 2012
Smyrna
Multicultural
Event
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A dozen countries were represented with differences in cultures showcased through food, dress,
presentations and discussions.
Roundtable discussions covered social issues on career, education, government, crime, punishment,
marriage, family and entertainment.
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