World Literature Today Book Group

I decided to join the WLT book group for my international group. They read a different international book each month and then discuss it. This is a unique group because it combines faculty, students, and norman residents. This allows for diverse readings of the same book and interesting discussions. I chose this group because I love reading and literature, and it’s a great way for me to engage with international issues and cultures through a medium that I love- namely books. I attended my first meeting on October 22nd. We read The Blind Fisherman for that meeting. Mia Couto, the author, was here in Norman for the Neustadt Festival. We had the amazing opportunity of talking to him about his book in our book club. I’m really excited about getting involved in this international group.

Boren Award Meeting

Today I attended a meeting talking about the Boren Scholarship at the Honors College. I’m not sure if I want to apply for the scholarship, because it mandates a year of service to the government after graduation. I plan on going to medical school after graduation, so I don’t know if this is a scholarship for me, but it sounds like a great opportunity for those interested in government service.

International Bazaar

Today I went to the International Bazaar with several other Global Engagement Fellows. A bunch of international student organizations were represented, and there was a lot going on. Tables were set up to sell different international items, and there were people doing henna as well as face painting. There were also several cultural performances throughout the day. It was a great time!

Me and Amanda wearing traditional Lebanese hats.
Me and Amanda wearing traditional Lebanese hats.