International House To Hold Annual U.N. Day Tea October 17
By Sherry Kughn
JSU News Bureau
04 October 2004—The annual United National Day Tea at Jacksonville State University's International House, on Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m., is special this year because it is also a reunion of former residents that begins on Oct. 15.
“Alumni from the era of Dr. James Jones, the founder, will be present,”
said Dr. John J. Ketterer, director of the International House. “And
the Jones family will also be here. We're working to make it a gala
Tents will be set up on the lawn of the International House where a talent show will be performed by the 40 residents living at the facility. The students represent 23 nationalities.
JSU faculty, staff and the public are invited to the tea, where this year's students will be formally introduced and refreshments will be served.
Dr. Ketterer said the United Nations is an important organization because
of the media and business connections that exist among countries. The
United Nations is the “entity that must peacefully coordinate a harmonious
relationship where the self interests of businesses and countries must
“The International House at JSU,” he said, “provides a model of harmonious cooperation and leadership.”
According to the United Nations website at www.un.org , 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.
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