By RICKY LINDSAY, Editor-in-Chief
Flags from all over the world filled the front of the University Center last week as the Office for Student Engagement hosted Global Week.
The week, themed “Around the World in 5 Days,” was filled with several events, including a multicultural game show, a Star Wars political discussion and Global Fest, which featured performances and multicultural food.
Dexter Overall, OSE’s Coordinator for Diversity Programs, dubbed Global Fest as “one of the signature events for this week.”
“[Global Fest] is a time for students to present things about their culture that are important for them, a time for everyone to be educated and exposed to new and exciting things,” Overall said. “At UM-Dearborn we are proud of the diverse campus community we have, and Global Fest is another opportunity to honor and show appreciation to all of the cultures we have on our campus.”
Overall said Global Fest introduced a scavenger hunt in its new Fieldhouse location, and was excited about what it led to.
“Students were given a list of questions and clues that would lead them to the displays of various student organizations. It was exciting to see how the conversations went further than the questions on the scavenger hunts,” Overall said.
Tibetan Lamas from Dreprung Loseling Monastery constructed a sand mandala outside of Kochoff Hall throughout the week. They unveiled their finished piece in a closing ceremony on March 11.
“The Monks were another mainstream event for Global Week,” Overall said. “We wanted to bring an event that has never been to campus before. The monks were a new addition this year and a kick off to new events coming next year for Global Week.”