Posted by: Fredda Sacharow | April 22, 2014

Savor a Taste of K-Pop at the Global Village

RD blog K-popIn case you’ve been hiding under a cultural rock, K-Pop isn’t some sugary new soft drink or breakfast cereal. Rather, it’s an infectious fusion of music and dance originating in South Korea and spreading – galloping! – across the globe.

Thanks to residents of the East Asian House, visitors to Rutgers Day will enjoy a colorful presentation of the genre, which blends elements of pop, rock, ballads and hip-hop, always with an irresistible musical “hook.”

The East Asian House is one of 10 special-interest residence halls comprising the Global Village at Douglass Residential College. Students who live in the houses immerse themselves in language (French, Spanish), culture (African, Middle East), or special topics such as human rights, women’s leadership and creativity.

They take classes together, study together and travel together. And they’re eager to talk about what it’s like to live and learn with — and from – others who share their passion.

If you’re anywhere near Loree Gym on the Douglass Campus on Rutgers Day, stop by and challenge yourself with a mini-ropes course set up by the LEAD (Leadership Education at Douglass) House, or engage in a round of “Do You Know How to Sort,” organized by the Environmental House, to determine how well you can distinguish different types of trash items and where they belong in the recycling realm (hint: It’s not as easy as it sounds).

For these young women, “Global Roots, Jersey Reach” is far more than just a slogan. It’s a way of life. Come share a taste of their worlds.


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