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November 17, 2017

WSCC hosting International Festival


MORRISTOWN – Walters State Community College is inviting the public to attend its 14th Annual International Festival. The festival will spotlight several cultures from Monday, October 2 until Thursday, October 5.

The following events are planned for the Morristown Campus:
Wednesday, October 4
• 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.- International Marketplace, held in the lobby of Dr. Jack E. Campbell College Center. Attendees can visit booths and vendors representing a wide variety of countries.
• 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.- Authentic Finnish Sauna, held in the Humanities Quad.
In celebration of Finland’s centennial, a traveling sauna will be available, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Attendees need to bring some towels and wear/bring light clothing like a bathing suit or running shirt and shorts.
• 11:15 until 12:15 p.m.- Cattywampus Puppet Council, three sessions, held in the Theatre at Judge William H. Humanities Complex. Learn about these giant, adult-themed puppets and get fitted to march in Walters State’s own Puppet Parade. Attendees can also make their own puppet in a workshop from 1 until 2:30 p.m. Space is limited.
• 12:20 until 1:20 p.m.- Earth, Wind and Fire: Environmental Solutions from Around the World, held in the Theatre at Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex. Attendees will learn about international initiatives on environmental sustainability. The presentations will be followed by a debate featuring the Walters State Debate Team.
Thursday, October 5
• 2:30 until 4:30 p.m.- The Common Ground, held in the lobby at Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex. Students, faculty, staff and guests are welcome to share songs, stories, poetry and other creative expressions centered around “The Making of Me.” This is a coffeehouse environment with light snacks.
• 4 until 5 p.m.- International Violin Music, held in the lobby at Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex. Attendees can attend a concert of international sounds.

The following events are planned for the Claiborne County Campus:
Wednesday, October 4
• All day- Global Gallery, held in the lobby.
• 8 until 8:55 a.m.- The History of Immigration in America, held in the auditorium featuring Dr. Hoyt Canady, historian and retired journalist and editor.
• Noon until 1:30 p.m.- Cultural Cuisine with an Asian focus, held in the lobby.
• 1:45 until 3:10 p.m. and 6 p.m.- Untold Story of Ellis Island Immigrant Footage featuring Sue Cavin.
• 4:20 until 5:45 p.m.- Appalachian Ancestry, held in the auditorium featuring Jim Welch.
Thursday, October 5
• All day- Global Gallery, held in the lobby.
• 11:10 a.m. until 12:35 p.m.- Unwritten Common Behaviors in Our Social World, held in the auditorium featuring Dr. Angie Elkins, instructor of sociolog.y
• 12:45 until 3:15 p.m.- Home and Abroad Talent Show, held in the auditorium.
• 4:20 until 5:45 p.m.- Presentation by Missionaries to Africa, held in the auditorium featuring Richard and Carmella Bartels.

The following events are planned for the Greeneville/Greene County Campus:
Wednesday, October 4
• 9:45 until 10:45 a.m.- Didge Evolution, held in Lyceum Building 2. Travel to the Australian outback and along coastal rainforests with Tonya Gard and Rob Thomas. The two make and play traditional didgeridoos, a musical instrument carved from a hollow tree trunk.
• Room to Improve: International Edition, held in Lyceum Building 2, featuring Marci Nimick, assistant professor of speech.
• 12:45 until 1:45 p.m.- Peace Corps in Africa, held in room 142 of Building 2, featuring Dr. Franklin Bangurah, professor of mathematics.
• 6 p.m.- Game Night with International Desserts, held in the Library of Building 2.
Thursday, October 5
• 9:45 until 10:45 a.m.- Kentucky Haiku, Y’all, held in room 245B of Building 2, featuring Steve Alcorn, assistant professor of English.
• 11:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.- Stories of the World, held in Lyceum Building 2, featuring Vix Jil Glenn.

The following events are planned for the Sevier County Campus.
Wednesday, October 4
• 6 until 7:30 p.m.-Didge Evolution, held in CAPE 104-106. Travel to the Australian outback and along coastal rainforests with Tonya Gard and Rob Thomas. The two make and play traditional didgridoos, a musical instrument carved from a hollow tree trunk.
Thursday, October 5
• 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.- Authentic Finnish Sauna, held outside Maples-Marshall Hall. In celebration of Finland’s centennial, a traveling sauna will be available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Attendees need to bring some towels and wear/bring light clothing such as a bathing suit or running shirt and shorts.
• 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.- Bistro and Documentary, held in CAPE 104-106.
• 2:30 until 3:30 p.m.- International Travel Display and Discussion, held in CAPE 104-106.

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