WWU to Host Cross-Cultural Luncheon

Asian students in William Woods University’s Graduate and Professional Studies program will host a luncheon Monday, April 25, at noon in Burton room 105.


“The students are Taiwanese and Chinese international students who are presently enrolled in the Graduate and Professional Studies Program and are working on their master of business administration degrees,” said Melinda McEwen, the English language support adjunct.


She is working with the students to provide “a thank-you and fellowship activity for the faculty and staff who have been instrumental in helping the students achieve their goal of receiving their MBA.”


There are 11 students enrolled in the program, each given the task of selecting a dish to prepare and share with guests.


“The students will be using the Alumni House to prepare traditional dishes from China and Taiwan. One is making a Japanese dish taught to him by his grandfather who lived in Japan,” said McEwen.


The students designed the invitations, menus, place settings, table top descriptions and thank-you cards. The luncheon will also feature playlists of modern Asian music. The luncheon’s theme is “Goldfish,” chosen by the students because of China’s involvement in the development of the current species. They created centerpieces around this theme.


“They are very excited about the luncheon and we are having a blast with the planning,” said McEwen.