Northwestern College has great opportunities to build friendships and experience other cultures. And one such opportunity is happening on 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday Nov. 16, in the Hub.
The International Coffee house is a time of community and exploration as performers take the stage and share their talents.
“Coffee House is an event organized every fall by the International Club,” junior Alexa Boursiquot said. “It is not an event strictly based on culture. It is rather about gathering together where students can perform while drinking free coffee.”
Senior Kate Arnold went last year and enjoyed the event immensely.
“I really liked the variety of the acts and the low-key feel,” Arnold said.
Junior Suresh Portillo who is part of the I-core planning commitee explained that all students are welcome to attend this coffee house.
“The event is really a night of performances,” Portillo said. “All of campus is invited, and it’s not just international students who can perform.”
This event hopes to bring students across campus together in a fun environment of self-expression.Plus, it’s not just NW students who end up attending.
“Usually students from Dort College join Coffee House as well,” Boursiquot said. “So, it is like a way to further the relationship between the two schools.”
Senior Nnenna Nwaelugo, who is one of the students in charge of planning the International Coffee house, explained what to expect at this unique event.
“Coffee house is an event to showcase various talents such as singing, dancing, poetry and just enjoying each other’s company,” Nwaelugo said. “We will also be giving out free coffee ,and the Hub will be selling cookies.”
But the Coffee house doesn’t end at the Hub.
“Once all the performances are over, students gather at the fireside room in Ramaker for an after party where everybody dances it out,” Boursiquot mentioned.
So, come join in on the fun! There will be free coffee to sip and cookies to munch on while you enjoy the performances, there are interactive portions throughout the night between the audience and the emcees and a dance party afterwards.
Nwaelugo has performed dancing routines in past Coffee House events.
“My favorite part is performing because I feel free to dance and have fun in a non-judgmental environment,” she said.
Portillo had some imput on why students should attend.
“It serves as a way to meet more people and get to see people you don’t know perform. It introduces you to new and talented people – maybe even people you wouldn’t expect.”
Nwaelugo had a similar response.
“Students should attend because it’s not only entertaining, but an intimate environment to get to know other people. ”
Boursiquot added, “Coffee house is a fun event, and who doesn’t like free coffee?”
If any NW students would like to perform at this years International Coffee house, fill out the form found at nwciowa.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cCQkagYzVnZqtql.