Friendship Day 2020: Poetry, Food and Friendship from Around the World

 Paricia Wood MCs
Patricia Wood (L) MCs Presents Two Spanish Student to Read a Poem about Friendship

Students and Faculty Gather to Celebrate Love in its Many Forms Around the World

KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb 14, 2020) — On Thursday, February 13, dozens of students and faculty from nine different language programs, from Arabic to Spanish, gathered in the halls of Pilcher Building to celebrate friendship and love in its many forms.

Students and faculty read poems from literary greats like Goethe along with poems they created in their language classes. Attendees aksi enjoyed a variety of food brought by Department of Foreign Language faculty.

The event, organized by Senior Lecturer of Spanish Patricia Wood, began as a simple faculty potluck a few years ago. This year was a resounding succcess, overfilling the halls. Next year's celebration has already been planned to take place in the Social Science Atrium.

  • Friendship Day 2020
  • Getting Ready
  • Students Arrive
  • Things Begin
  • Artice (FLRC Tutor) and Patricia Wood (Senior Lecturer of Spanish) at the FLRC Table
  • Dr. Wenhua Jin at the Chinese Table
  • The German Club's Impressive Spread
  • Members of the Hebrew Club
  • Italian Club Members
  • Sylvia Ayoub (Arabic Instructor) practices origami with the Japanese Culture Club
  • The Korean Club
  • Tara McMahaon (Spanish Lecturer) at the Spanish Club Table
  • The wonderful smorgasbord offered by the DFL faculty
  • Patricia Wood MCs
  • Artice recites
  • Korean Poetry Reading in Traditional Costume
  • Students Look On During the Poetry Reading
  • Magadelena Constantin (German Instructor) Reads Some Goethe about Friends
  • Spanish Poetry Reading
  • Artice and Dr. Jaime Cruz-Ortiz (Spanish) have some fun