Office of International Programs Presents: Golden Globe Night
On Saturday, April 8, the Office of International Programs held International Golden Globe Night in the Student Center at Norther State University. International Golden Globe Night is designed as an end of the semester party for international students at Northern. This event is a small-scale version of the Oscar Awards in Hollywood, except it focuses on international students. The majority of international students attend Northern State University through the exchange program for only one or two semesters, so having this end of semester party is a great experience for exchange students who are going back to their home in a few weeks. The event started with a red carpet and photo zone, just like in Hollywood, and attendees were encouraged to wear formal attire. Most of those in attendance had photos taken with the friends they made at NSU.
After a light dinner, various types of awards were given out to honor remarkable students. Awards included Musician of the Year, Outstanding Staff, Leader of the Year, and Student of the Year. NANTA, the Korean Drum Group, performed at the event and their dynamic rhythm added even more excitement to the atmosphere of the evening. In addition to the awards and NANTA’s performance, attendees watched a video compiled by Sammy GraphiKing, a graphic arts student at NSU. The video was a compilation of photos covering this past year at Northern. Many students had the chance to reminisce and reflect on their experiences with their friends, faculty, staff, and others during their time spent at NSU. Around 100 people participated in the event, including international students along with their friends and their friendship families, and faculty and staff members of NSU. Stacey Schmidt, Northern’s International Student Advisor and planner of the Golden Globe Night, has wanted to hold a special end-of-semester event for international students for a couples of years, and she was finally able to make it happen this year. Among the NSU community there are quite a few end of semester or end of school year events and other gatherings, but some international students did not really have the chance to attend those, so Schmidt wanted to make one happen. The result was a fun-filled night that students will carry with them for the rest of their lives as they remember their time at NSU.