MSB Moorhead Global Citizenship Students Make A Difference at Pangea Festival

Posted by on November 17, 2011

Global Citizenship students participate in one of the many activities at the Pangea Festival

40 Global Citizenship students from the Minnesota School of Business in Moorhead learned all of the culutral diversity in the region first-hand at the 17th annnual Pangea Festival in Moorhead.

Pangea is an event sponsored by the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County that celebrates the community’s traditions and cultures with a showcase of music, dance, culinary arts, and children’s activities.

10 different countries were represented at the event this year including Haiti, France, Sri Lanka, Denmark, Somalia, Mexico, Africa, Japan, and the Phillippines.

“It was really cool to see everyone dressed up in cultural apparel,” says student volunteer EmilyFoutch.

The students spent their time at the event to assist in set-up, exhibits, ticket sales, and clean-up. Pangea is the single-largest culutural event in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Student LaReina Chief with one of the participants of the Pangea Festival

“It was a good experience and we got a lot accomplished!” says student volunteer Breanna Carlson.

MSB-Moorhead’s 40 students doubled the volunteer base and made it much easier for organizers to pull off a memorable event.

“I can’t say enough good things about the volunteers from the Minnesota School of Business,” says Pangea Volunteer Coordinator Markus Krieger. “This event ran smoothly in large part because of their involvement.”

The Minnesota School of Business in Moorhead also recently became a member of the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County, helping the nonprofit organization to preserve the memory of the area’s people and its rich heritage.

“We were truly honored to be a part of this celebration,” says MSB-Moorhead Service-Learning Coordinator Kristi Leverson. “Our students learned a lot and enjoyed themselves.”


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