The University of Toledo will celebrate global expressions during “Rocket Around the World,” a multicultural event to be held on Centennial Mall Thursday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“It’s going to be a great time for students as they get closer to finals week to go out and have fun and to learn from our international community,” said Joseph Lepone, graduate assistant in the Office of Student Involvement and Commuter Student Services.
“Sometimes our students are so busy and are constantly coming and going, and this will be a time for all of us to come together and bond, to talk to each other and really make this campus community stronger and better,” Lepone said.
The event will feature free food, prizes and cultural activities from more than 20 multicultural student organizations.
“The students are really interested and excited to showcase [their cultures] because they sometimes don’t get to do that,” Lepone said. “It will be a great bonding experience between international cultures and our students on campus that are from Ohio and other states.”
Those who attend the event will receive passports to be stamped by each organization. Once all stamps have been collected, the passport can be turned in for giveaways.
“It’s a good opportunity for students to get out of their comfort zones if they aren’t familiar with international students and really see that they are just like you and I,” Lepone said.
In it rains, festivities will take place in the Student Union Auditorium.
The event is sponsored by Campus Activities and Programming, the International Student Association, and the Center for International Studies and Programs.
For more information, contact Lepone at firstname.lastname@example.org.