The Thanksgiving holiday is the one day of the year that is purely American. Typically, families and friends gather together for a special meal with lots of delicious food (turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, vegetables, and a variety of delicious desserts). Offices and retail stores are closed for the day and grocery stores typically close early. The traditions on Thanksgiving are just as unique as every American family. Typically, families will watch football and parades on TV, but some families prefer to eat around midday and go to the movies.
Here at Bellevue University, we realize that some of our students may not be able to travel home for Thanksgiving. We also recognize that there are students at Bellevue University from different countries that may have never experienced a purely American Thanksgiving.
On Wednesday November 16, 2016 from 5:00-7:00pm, the Bellevue University staff and faculty created a “Bruin Thanksgiving,” a traditional Thanksgiving meal for Bellevue University students in the Student Center. The Office of Student Life provided the meat while Bellevue University staff and faculty fired up their crock pots contributing side dishes of mac-n-cheese, potatoes, vegetables, and much more!
Following the Thanksgiving Feast, a Harvest trivia game was played with lots of prizes. The students enjoyed not only the delicious food but more importantly, enjoyed celebrating the holiday with their Bellevue University family.
The Bellevue University Library wishes you a safe and healthy Thanksgiving with your friends and family!