This year the annual International Student Affairs Thanksgiving Dinner was held on Monday, November 23. International Student Affairs hosted about 70 students who feasted on traditional Thanksgiving favorites such as turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn bread and pumpkin pie.
Natalie Caesar, assistant director of International Student Affairs gave a fantastic presentation covering the historical significance of “turkey day” celebrations and a brief history of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Students were surprised to learn that many of the foods we prepare in a modern-day Thanksgiving are quite different from those that were served at the first Thanksgiving such as waterfowl and venison.
As dinner winded down, students made turkey door decorations while discussing plans to attend holiday home stays, “friends-giving”, Black Friday shopping and viewing the Macy’s parade.
Guest Blogger: Lauren Krampen, Graduate Assistant, International Student Affairs