Preview highlights of Global Oklahoma: Brazil


It’s about that time again; the 23 annual Global Oklahoma this year the country and culture of choice is Brazil. The event will begin October 1st and will involve the entire campus. It will begin at the east of the gym at 10:00 a.m. The theme country is Brazil but other countries such as Ireland, Japan, Australia, Indonesia will be represented.
A Global Oklahoma preview occurred on Sept. 13. The preview involved different countries’ foods that would be at the real event. All food, except for the desserts, had a very spicy theme. Besides the tasty goodies there will be exhibits and events that you can enjoy; such as young dancers doing flamenco, rumbas and Spanish classical dances. The preview was full of the chatter of castanets and tapping of heels. If you liked the dances you were encouraged to yell Ole!
This years Global will include a book signing by Jennifer Khoh who wrote a memoir/travel log. “It recounts an overland trip taken in a Volkswagen van that my family and I took from London, England, across Europe, the Middle East and Asia to emigrate to Australia. Although it is written from a child’s point of view it is not a child’s book. I believe it to be appropriate for teens, young adults, and adults alike. I feel it fits in well with Global Oklahoma because of all the countries and cultures that were experienced along the way.” Jennifer Khoh said. The book is titled Crossing the Borderline. “I will be at my own booth that will be set up on October 1st at the Global Oklahoma from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. It will be an informal signing. I will be there to sign any books that have been purchased either previously or at the stand for the duration.” Said Kohl.
For those of you that don’t know what Global Oklahoma is about, check the website http://www.rose.edu/globaloklahoma. It describes the event as “ a festival of cultures it is an educational event. Through looking, listening, and participating, young and old alike have the opportunity to gain knowledge of the world today, as well as traditions of the past. There is a Children’s Tent which focuses activities specifically for young children. All activities are on the College Mall or on the first floor in buildings, so all activities are accessible to handicapped individuals.”

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