The annual SCSU Culture Fest took place on April 29th, bringing music, dance and food to the academic quad for the second year in a row. Students were able to sample foods from Jamaica to Greece to China, while being entertained by a number of musical guests, including a mariachi band and electric violinist. It was a great opportunity for Southern students to enjoy the wonderful Spring weather, and to learn about the multitude of countries represented by our growing population of exchange students from all around the world.
Over the last three years, it has become tradition that when the semester comes to an end, Dr. Erin Heidkamp hosts the "Yuletide SoulFood Extravaganza" at her home for the exchange students. The students are invited to cook something special which they would consider “soulfood” in their home country. This might be celebration food, a holiday food, a special family recipe, or whatever they look forward most to eating when they return home!
"The food was wonderful, the company even better!"
Here are some photos of this year's Soul Food Gathering.
Second Annual International Soul Food Gathering 2012
The Office of International Education celebrates the end of each semester with a gathering
of the staff and students from across the globe. The theme of this second annual
gathering was "Soul Food," a potluck-style dinner where everyone brought one comfort
food from their home country. We dined on German Flammkuchen, French au gratin potatoes, enchiladas,
Argentinean empanadas, Swedish Meatballs, and much, much more! Our students LOVE to
cook their favorite dishes, and it is one of our favorite events!
Teatro Foro Mexico: A Presentation of the New Haven/Tetlanohucan Sister Cities Project
Saturday, November 10th at 7:00pm and Sunday, November 11th at 1:00pm in EN C-112.
Southern Connecticut State University presented:
An evening of theater with the Forum Theater Troup from the Migrant Family Support
Center (CAMFAMI). The women who make up the Forum Theater Troupe are not professional
actors. They are citizens of a centuriesold freedom struggle: the struggle for self
determination, justice, and equality for woman and families. The performers use
Forum Theater as a tool to raise awareness and give voice and illustration to the
conditions of oppression that women experience in Mexico, either as wives of abusive
husbands, wives of migrants in the U.S., or migrants themselves.
· Sueños Perdidos
· Mariposa Viajera
Thank you to everyone who participated, and of course to all of the actors and people
traveled from Mexico to present their program and educate our audiences!
2011-2012 First Annual International Soul Food Gathering
Every year, the Office of International Education celebrates the end of each semester with a gathering of the staff and exchange students from across the globe. This year's theme was "Soul Food," a potluck-style dinner where everyone brought one comfort food from their home country. During this first annual gathering, we dined on German potato leek soup, potato salad and goulash, Italian lasagna, empanadas, enchiladas, and tiramisu. It was a gathering none of us will soon forget!