UniDiversity week this year is April 28 through May 1. MISS, The Office of Multicultural and International Student Services, is hosting the week-long event, complete with free food, prizes, and hand outs for those who wish to be more culturally aware and to make a difference on the Sam Houston State campus.
Monday, April 28, a “Taste of Japan” was in LSC 320, 11-1 p. m. MISS served teriyaki beef, seaweed salad, green tea and Japanese candies as well as great information on “The Land of the Rising Sun.”
Tuesday takes on a more serious tone for those students concerned about diversity issues at SHSU. The free “Think Tank Breakfast,” from 9:30-11 a.m. is open to all Sam students who wish to discuss diversity on campus and introduce new ways to battle ignorance and indifference. MISS is looking for fresh new ideas for programs, awareness campaigns, and education for those who wish to know more about our global neighborhood.
If you thought Hollywood, California, created the most movies in the world, think again. Wednesday, “Bollywood Night”, will be from 6-9 p.m. in LSC 110. The event will cater to cuisine adventurers with tandoori, cauliflower curry, mango chutney, seasoned rice, and chai tea. For the true romantic, MISS will be showing Monsoon Wedding, a 2001 Bollywood film nominated for a Golden Globe. The film stars Naseeruddin Shah, who has won more than 26 acting awards, and six ‘highest civilian’ awards, and has acted in more than 55 films in his lifetime.
On Thursday, “The Land of the Rising Sun” will be shown in LSC 304, from 2-4 p.m., Carl Rosa, executive director for Japan-American Society of Houston, will speak on “Japan in a Suitcase,” illuminating some of the misconceptions of Japanese society in America.
MISS encourages all students to join in the festivities and gather some knowledge about our fellow man overseas and here at home, so take advantage of the once-in-a lifetime opportunity to broaden your mind and horizons.