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International games, dances celebrate diversity

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October 25, 2011

Georgia College brings the world together Thursday to celebrate International Week.

The front campus will transform into a worldwide stage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for its 15th Annual International Day. This year’s theme is character.

“We will have Jamaican music and a traditional Zimbabwean dance,” said Libby Davis, associate director for the International Education Center. “We also will present a salsa dance team and performance from the Swing Club. A group from Putnam County High School will perform French and Spanish songs.”

Across the campus visitors can play games and enjoy entertainment and festivities representing 40 countries. International

Club members in authentic attire will share information about their home countries.

“We have very talented students to entertain our visitors,” Davis said. “It’s always a festive atmosphere.”

Georgia College organized its International Week in 1997, and the date was set for late October to coincide with United Nations Day, celebrating the birthday of the United Nations.

“It’s an opportunity to learn about the diversity on campus,” Davis said. “It’s a chance to learn about different countries represented at Georgia College. It also is a great time to learn about the world without even leaving Milledgeville and to learn firsthand about diverse perspectives.”

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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