JSU hosts virtual United Nations Day Tea

Cocky Poses in various locations around campus and community for the 2021 Cocky Calendar. (Matt Reynolds/JSU)Cocky Poses in various locations around campus and community for the 2021 Cocky Calendar. (Matt Reynolds/JSU)

Anna Gurganus, Correspondent

The Jacksonville State University International House hosted United Nations Day Tea Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020.

The event began at 2 p.m. and was held on Facebook Live on the front lawn of the International House.

UN Day Tea is a tradition of JSU that exhibits cultural performances by the members of the International House. The program started with an introduction by Chandni Khadka-Walsh, the director of the International House and Programs. 

Next, JSU President Don Killingsworth, gave a speech about the International House and the status of it. He was followed by a few more honored speakers. 

Afterwards, the members of the International House introduced themselves. The House consists of 20 American students and 20 international students. Each international student is from a different country and rooms with an American student. 

For the remainder of the event, the students performed several different acts. This included different cultural dances, songs, poetry and more. The students worked together to successfully display performances that exhibited lifestyles of various countries.

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