International House Will Host Annual United Nations Day Tea on October 28
Jacksonville State University's James H. and Myra Hume Jones International House program will hold its annual United Nations Day Tea on Sunday, October 28, from 2-4 p.m. at the Colonel C.W. Daugette Jr. International House. The program consists of a formal presentation of this year's residents of the International House dressed in native costumes and a 50-minute program of native dance and song followed by refreshments and a social gathering.
This year's U.N. Day Tea will cap off the Homecoming Activities of what is traditionally a very busy weekend at JSU. The JSU community including faculty, staff and the public are invited to the tea.
According to Dr. Ketterer, director of the International House, the International House at JSU provides a model of harmonious cooperation and leadership.
"In our own way, we share this goal with the UN and attempt to provide an example of diversity and tolerance that is very much needed in today's world. Therefore our UN Day Tea has always coincided closely with the internationally recognized celebration of United Nations Day."
According to the United Nations website, the United Nations came into existence on October 24, 1945, when the charter was ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories. United Nations Day is celebrated on October 24 each year.