Friday, November 16, 2012

Pan World Coffeehouse to highlight international cultures Saturday

By Tory Brown ’13
College Relations Intern
Randolph College’s Pan World club will host its popular Coffeehouse Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in Houston Memorial Chapel, featuring music, dance, and fashions from around the world.

Drawing participants from Randolph and the Lynchburg community, Pan World Coffeehosue is designed to promote cultural awareness and to provide Randolph’s international students with the opportunity to share a taste of their home countries. The event is held once each semester.

“Students have many things to look forward to when attending Pan World,” said Penny Trieu’15, the co-event chair. “Randolph has such a culturally diverse student body, and Pan World is where all these different cultures come to together to celebrate each other’s cultures.”

Pan World Coffeehouse includes fashion shows displaying the dress of other cultures.
This year, the event will feature 12 performances, including the traditional and urban fashion shows. There will also be a Moroccan wedding dance, a Bollywood dance, and students singing in different languages. Following the event, international foods will be served. Pan World Coffeehouse is free and open to the public.

A big surprise awaits the end of the performances, according to Mi Dan Nguyen ’14, the publicity chair. “It’s going to be awesome,” she said. “So everyone should come, and stay until the end!”

An after party is scheduled in Smith Banquet Hall from 10 p.m.– 1 a.m.