Global Day 2018 couldn't have been more festive!
The day started with a global parade through campus followed by a dance-filled Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass and thought-provoking educational sessions.
The visiting delegation from Australia performed multiple choral selections during a beautiful presentation about its school, culture, and country. Agnes Kasule, who graduated from Ursuline in 2001, also discussed the cultural and geographical diversity of her homeland, Uganda.
"I loved seeing the diversity Ursuline is so proud to represent," said junior Rylee Gumm, who is on Ursuline's Global Advisory Council. "Diversity is beautiful, and we should all support our sisters around the world."
Amy Miller of the World Affairs Council of DFW and Bhavani Parpia of ConnecTeach also presented their recent travels to remote areas of Tanzania where they worked on teacher development with Masaai educators.
Other highlights included:
- Ursuline alumna and current Stanford University sophomore Danielle Cruz '17 shared her experience of returning to Brazil to teach English at Colegio Santa Ursula where she visited as a senior at Ursuline.
- Ursuline alumna Christina Rossini '04 discussed her work with Capeltic (Our Coffee), a collaboration with coffee-farming communities in Mexico and Jesuit Universities in the United States.
- Kim Bouldin Jones, educator and global health expert, examined social and environmental consequences of sending medical equipment and other out-of-date items to Africa.
- Faculty, staff, and students attended the Global Christmas Market. Proceeds from the market benefited St. Catherine's School in Kenya, Colegio Ursulino Miramar in Peru, and communities served by the Ursuline sisters in Venezuela.