|GSP students take part in International Day
RELEASED: July 11, 2002
DANVILLE, KYCentre's campus had a global feel this weekend as the Governor's Scholars participated in the program's International/Cross-Cultural Day.
The GSP at Centre has had an international emphasis for some time, and this year was no exception. Centre leads the state in the percentage of students who study in foreign countriesabout 70 percent. On Saturday the scholars learned about different aspects of numerous countries from dancing to foreign films to food-tasting.
International Day began with a convocation by Mary Daniels' GSP "Puppetistas" class. Daniels, assistant professor of Spanish at Centre, and her class demonstrated Latin America puppet-making and how the puppets are used in the Latin America protest tradition.
Some of the other highlights included:
The special day concluded with an International Festival held at the Combs Student Center. There were many exhibits, painting and chances to taste food from around the world.
The 2002 Governor's Scholars Program is a five-week program in its 20th year. There are 343 scholars at Centre this summer. The Kentucky high school students, rising seniors honored by selection for the program, study a variety of topics. The GSP will conclude at Centre on July 27.
The GSP on Centre's campus is directed by Clarence Wyatt, associate professor of history and special assistant to the president at Centre College.
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