Purdue Global Science Partners dance away Dead Week blues


Thirty-five members of the Global Science Partners forgot the stresses of Dead Week – at least for an hour -- Dec. 4 at the Meredith Hall Gathering Place.

After a dinner, the College of Science students got up and folk danced the night away as they learned traditional American dances as well as an Israeli number called “Yesh” or “I Have” in English. The onslaught of finals week was just a flicker in the back of their minds.

The dances, which also included the “Tennessee Mixer” and the “Broom Dance,” were led by Purdue music Prof. Martha Riley and concentrated on the interchanging of partners.

Along with food, dance is a universal way for students to learn about other cultures. The dancers were aimed at the students getting to know each other and breaking the ice in a social and fun environment.

Global Science Partners strives for students to break out of their social norms and learn about new customs and cultures. Also, the group matches upperclassmen with freshmen and sophomores to fulfill mentorship goals of the group.

After an hour of upbeat dancing, the students were refreshed, destressed and ready to take on finals week.

Global Science Partners dance

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