Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wheel of RESPECT - PRIDE Week

The Multicultural and International Students Programs Office hosted an event at the atrium tables from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center titled Wheel of RESPECT. On Tuesday February 25 the letter of the day was R representing Respect for Self and Others in the Division of Student Affairs P.R.I.D.E. Week celebration.

The Wheel of RESPECT tested student's knowledge about the practices in other cultures. Students choose a question at random and answered it by using the information that they knew about their own culture. If they got the question correct they would then spin the wheel and win a prize depending on what letter of the word RESPECT the wheel landed on. Some lucky students were able to win:
R – Respect USB bracelet
E – Eat (Lackmann meal pass)
S – Special prize (book store gift card)
P – Pen & Pencil
E – Eraser
C – Candy & Chocolate
T – T-shirts
These questions helped students become more aware of different things in other cultures.

Even the students, who didn't receive a prize, won some new cultural knowledge. 

As you probably already assumed the students who won the $9.00 Lackmann meal passes, T-shirt with the P.R.I.D.E principles on the back and $10.00 gift cards to the book store were overcome with joy when they answered their question correctly.

One student came back to the table several times because she enjoyed answering the multiple questions.

"I feel like I am in another country already," she said.

Another student came back to the table for a second time and said "I don't even want to spin the wheel and win a prize. I just enjoy answering the questions."

Stay tuned for all the other P.R.I.D.E events happening later this week.


Guest Blogger:
Ariana Queenan
Sophomore, Broadcast Journalism major

1 comment:

  1. Great blog Ariana, good to see that Hofstra students love cultural quizzes