- Roxanne Hoch ’15
- Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
- Major: International Studies
While taking Elementary Chinese, I had the opportunity to practice traditional Chinese calligraphy. This was my absolute favorite part of class because it shows that there is not only a difference in the way words are written (characters versus letters), but also a difference in the method of how the language is written. Calligraphy is a traditional part of Chinese history and culture, and being able to practice it myself made me respect that aspect of the Chinese culture even more. It is no easy feat to write using a calligraphy brush!
EXPLORaider (formerly the Multicultural Retreat) is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to experience the multiculturalism of the United States of America. Students along with faculty and staff from the College travel to metropolitan areas to absorb the unique diversity which cities offer. In addition, the EXPLORaider gives students an opportunity to share with others their own uniqueness and individual identity as well as to engage in dialogue with others from the campus community.
On the retreat, students, faculty, and staff engage in group-building, intellectual and recreational activities and discuss concepts of diversity, culture, and their impact and influence within American society. In addition, an adequate amount of free time is incorporated into the retreat for roaming city neighborhoods; fellowshipping with retreat and local residents; catching dinner in stylish ethnic restaurants; and visiting brilliant museums, exhibits, and major city attractions.
For more information or to have a member of the planning committee come and discuss the Multicultural Retreat with your organization or class, please contact Advisor: Dr. Fendrich R. Clark at email@example.com or ext. 2571.