NWC News Desk

Japanese activities added to Saturday showcase at NWC

Posted March 22, 2011

POWELL, Wyo. -In recognition of the crisis in Japan, Northwest College is adding several Japanese-related activities to its Multicultural Showcase this Saturday, March 26.

At 1:45 p.m. an NWC student from Japan will sing a traditional song native to his homeland. Everyone is invited to move outside at 2:45 p.m. to blow soap bubbles into the sky, sending aloft prayers and good wishes for the people affected by the recent earthquake.

NWC students will also staff an origami station to assist in the folding of paper cranes. Participants are encouraged to write a thought for Japan on the wings. The cranes will hang during the showcase on Saturday and be hung around campus afterward.

All attendees can learn about the history, geography and culture of this island nation, as well as information about current conditions, at an information table staffed by NWC’s Japanese students.

As usual, a selection of Japanese cuisine will also be featured along with dishes prepared by students from all over the world.

Donations will be accepted throughout the afternoon to benefit Red Cross efforts in Japan.

The Multicultural Showcase features a feast for the senses from around the world Saturday from 1-4 p.m. downstairs in the DeWitt Student Center. Entrance is through the Trapper Room off of Seventh Street.

The $3 admission price includes two food coupons. Additional food tickets can be purchased for $1 each. NWC students and children age 12 and under are admitted free but must pay for extra food coupons.