Guests of the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) Commuter Council enjoyed a delicious trip Around the World in 60 Minutes luncheon on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, in the Café Jose Commuter Lounge in Saint Joseph’s Hall on campus.
Guests feasted on cod fish cakes, egg rolls, shortbread cookies, and a variety of other dishes that illustrated the cultural diversity that exists within the CSE community. The luncheon was an activity of CSE Cultural Awareness Week 2012, where the students shared and celebrated their traditions. The week was a labor of love sponsored by 15 campus organizations: Athletics, College Activities Board, Career Services, Chartwells, Commuter Council, Educational Opportunity Fund, International Intercultural Club, Latin Roots, Leadership Program, Lectures and Concerts, International and Multicultural Affairs, , Residence Hall Council, the Office of Student Activities, and the honor societies Phi Sigma Iota and Sigma Iota Rho.
During the week, students, faculty, and staff enjoyed a wide variety of activities. They heard a lecture about Afghanistan, learned how to belly dance, made a piñata, and painted beautiful henna designs on their hands. They were introduced to a service initiative that empowers women in the Dominican Republic, investigated a study away program in Japan, and learned the history of dream catchers in Native American cultures. They ate empanadas and dressed in the flags of their heritage.
In the end, they experienced how big the world really is on the CSE campus.