Students and faculty will try food from different Asian countries during Tasty Thursday (Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Weber State University Multicultural Student Center is hosting Tasty Thursday. The event will serve Asian food from different countries like China, Polynesia and Russia at no cost for faculty members and students.
The celebration will take place on Thursday at the Multicultural Student Center. Students from other countries like Jordan, India, Jerusalem and countries from the Middle East are also involved in the preparation of the event.
The MSC holds these kinds of events every semester on the last Thursday of every month. They pick a different country to focus on and enrich through educational and cultural activities. Tasty Thursday happens every year and showcases the seven continents.
A Tasty Thursday Committee has been established. They meet three weeks prior to the event to revise the menu, cultural enriching activities, decorations, advertising and media.
During fall semester they feature North America, South America and Africa. In the spring they feature Asia, Europe, Australia and Antarctica.
“This semester, however, we decided to omit our event for January and are now featuring Asia in February to coincide with Chinese New Year’s,” Chelsea Bybee, peer mentor for MSC, said. “Also, we will not be doing the Antarctica Tasty Thursday event this school year, so Europe will be in March and Australia in April.”
The MSC hopes to reach out to as many students as they can to taste what other countries have to offer. This event is tailored for students to come and learn about other cultures.
This method allows students not only to learn about different countries, but also about the services offered by the MSC to students of any background.
Participants have the opportunity to meet students that are from these countries and have conversations with them about their culture. Students can learn fun facts and eat great food about countries they might want to visit.
“We do events like this to promote cultures around the world,” Nestor Robles, marketing and design specialist for the MSC said.