Thursday, April 28th, the Shea House invited faculty and students representing seven languages taught in the College of Arts and Sciences to have an end of the year dinner. With catering by Kuma and Kabob Palace, guests enjoyed a wide variety of foods from the Asian continent. This event, Shea into Summer!, is one of two annual events put on by the Shea House Language Staff that bring together students and teachers in the immersive-language environment of the House. Throughout the year the Shea House language groups host similar events with greater focus on the languages and cultures of the House: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hebrew, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, and Korean. Shea into Summer! may mark the end of this academic year, but the Shea House is already preparing for the beginning of the fall semester and the incoming and returning staff and residents will have events like this to look forward to in the future.
(written by Adrienne Resha, Program Facilitator of Shea House)