Friday, April 14, 2006

Quote of the Day
"I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any."
- Mahatma Gandhi

Drexel University Cultural Celebration - Special Edition

Drexel University Cultural Celebration

Monday, April 17 - Friday, April 21, 2006

Around the World in Five Days
Handschumacher Dining Center and Center City Hahnemann Cafeteria
Drexel Dining Service presents a culinary tour of the world, featuring the cuisine of different continents or regions. Enjoy your favorite ethnic foods, or try something new. For a daily menu, visit For the Center City Hahnemann Campus cafeteria's daily menu, call 215-762-7615.

Cultural Music
Creese Student Center Lobby
Sit back, relax and enjoy recordings from various cultures. Sing along if you like.

Cultural Fast Facts & Faces
Throughout the University
Cultural Fast Facts will be posted around campus as clues to help you win at events throughout the week.

Pinpoint Your Heritage
Geary Lobby, first floor, New College Building, Center City Hahnemann Campus
Join other students, faculty and staff to "pinpoint" your ethnic or cultural heritage on a map of the world.

Monday, April 17, 2006

CEO / Olympic Meet, Greet & Eat
noon-2 p.m. - University Club, sixth Floor, MacAlister Hall
Hear a first hand account of the Turin Winter Olympics from Drexel University's own Professor Prawat Nagvajara, the only member of the Thailand Olympic Team for cross country skiing, at an informal luncheon gathering. Dr. Nagvajara is a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering.

Yoga Mid-Day Break
3-4 p.m. - Behrakis Grand Hall
Join resident yoga instructor Sara Webster for a relaxing, invigorating experience. All levels welcome. No experience necessary! Dress comfortably. Yoga mats will be provided.

Sports Week Kick Off
6-8 p.m. - Daskalakis Athletic Center Quad
Calling all athletes or anyone ready for some fun! Join us for refreshments and some croquet, horseshoes, and frisbee golf.

Poetry Slam / Cultural Flow
6-8 p.m. - the 2nd Floor, Ross Commons
Join Chi Upsilon Sigma to celebrate culture through poetry, song, dance, monologues and presentations. Performers are welcome, admission is free. Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

"How to Eat Like a Millionaire" & Cultural Food Bazaar (Spotlight Event)
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. - Behrakis Grand Hall
Sit, eat, and play! Enjoy a fantastic lunch and test your knowledge of cultural facts and trivia; win gift certificates to dine in exciting culturally-themed restaurants in Philadelphia. All players will win a prize.

Intercultural Communication - CEO Workshop
6-7:30 p.m. - MacAlister Hall, Room 2020
Communication among people of differing cultures can be confusing. Non-verbal cues are often the source of miscommunication. Learn strategies for effective communication with people of other cultures.

International Movie: Munich
6 p.m. - University Club, sixth Floor, MacAlister Hall
Join Drexel professors who represent both Palestinian and Israeli viewpoints as you watch and discuss the movie Munich. Refreshments provided, but reservations required at Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and Commuter Student Programs & Services.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Festival of Nations (Spotlight Event)
12-2 p.m. - Outdoors, between Creese Student Center and Drexel Bookstore
Rain Location: Creese Lobby

Celebrate Drexel's rich and diverse culture. Learn about the numerous countries and cultures represented at Drexel through creative and colorful displays, music and snacks. A cultural trip around the world.

Badminton Tournament
6-9 p.m. - DAC
A friendly tournament to test your skills.

Desserts Around the World
3-4 p.m. - Geary Lobby, Center City Hahnemann Campus
Sample a variety of international desserts and treats.

CEO / CYPHA Hip Hop Culture Workshop
7-9 p.m. - University Club, 6th floor, MacAlister Hall
Learn the four key elements of Hip-Hop: DJ'ing, Break'ing, MC'ing and Graf.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Study Abroad Global Social
5-7 p.m. - Behrakis Grand Hall South
Join Drexel's Dragons Abroad to explore international opportunities while socializing with Drexel students who have gone global. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Conclusion of "The Story of Jubei Yagyu..."
7 p.m. - Myers Hall Multipurpose Room
Presented by Philip Poczik, coordinator of multicultural programs. Join Drexel's resident storyteller as he shares "The Story of Jubei Yagyu" in its entirety.

Soccer Tournament
5-8 p.m. - Buckley Turf
Be a part of Drexel's own mini "World Cup." Play or just enjoy the most exciting soccer event of the week.

WISE Carnival Costume-making Workshop
6-8 p.m. - Behrakis Grand Hall North
Have you ever marveled at fantastic carnival costumes? Learn how to make your own, and get a chance to model it. All supplies will be provided.

Friday, April 21, 2006

ELC Japanese Cooking Demonstration
12-2 p.m. - World House (208 N. 35th St.)
Learn the history and ingredients that make Japanese cooking so delicious. Authentic cooking including the art of making, serving and drinking Japanese tea. Seating limited. For reservations, email

Cultural Extravangza (Spotlight Event)
7-9:30 p.m. - Main Building Auditorium
Close the week with a cultural showcase featuring the exquisite fashions and fantastic talent of Drexel students: singing, dancing, fashion shows. Student interested in performing should email today, April 14, 2006.

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