Global Tea event highlights Global Certificate Program

Shanon Langlie, left, global projects manager of Global Initiatives, and Martha Turner, associate director of the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS), speak with students during a “Global Tea” event held Jan. 31 in Danforth University Center. A combined venture between Global Initiatives and OISS, the event was an opportunity for undergraduate students to learn about the new Global Certificate offered by the university. For more information on the certificate program, visit: ​​Tea sets from around the world served as decoration for the event, and the organizers also obtained donations of tea from international students returning to St. Louis after winter break, which were raffled to those attending. Students from Sigma Iota Rho, the international and area studies honorary, provided Baklava, and the Russian Club brewed tea in a samovar. “Since the Global Certificate program is interdisciplinary, we thought we’d showcase tea from an interdisciplinary perspective and highlight its impact on the world through business, culture, architecture, economic impact and environmental impact,” says Langlie, who hopes this will be an annual event. (Credit: Sid Hastings)