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|Volume 11 Edition 6: March 2012. Zachary Dayhuff, Editor|
INTERLINK’s Spring I, 2012 End-of-Term Ceremony took place on March 1 at the College Park Baptist Church. The ceremony was held to celebrate the accomplishments of INTERLINK students during the most recent nine-week term. INTERLINK students kicked off the ceremony with a musical performance of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” During the performance, they displayed a slide show of photographs taken throughout the term.
Love Talk InternationalOn February 9, INTERLINK hosted Love Talk International, a discussion on love, romance, and partnership traditions around the world. Participants included INTERLINK students, IPC staff members, and UNCG students, who worked in diverse groups to answer questions such as, “How do people meet each other for partnership where you are from?” and, “What different types of partnerships are there where you are from?”
Questions were met with a fascinating variety of responses. Some participants explained how in their cultures people have individual liberty to select partners, whereas in others the family plays a major role in selecting them. Though many sensitive topics were discussed, participants engaged each other with respect and open minds. As Nader Abutalib, an INTERLINK student from Saudi Arabia, put it, “Just because something is different, some people want to think that it is bad. It may not be bad just because it is different. You need to keep an open mind.”