“Night of the Open Doors will be bringing the Thunderbird Mystique to ASU and the Glendale community” says Mickie Senften. This will be TEMBA Bazaar meets Cultural Fair meets Club Day type of event. So on February 20 when Thunderbird is hosting Preview Day for prospective students, it will be followed by “ASU Night of the Open Door” and will culminate with Regional Night.
“T-birds have a chance to represent Thunderbird to prospective students, the entire ASU community and our Glendale community. This is a chance for us to give them some true Thunderbird experiences throughout the day and culminating with Regional Night,” adds Senften. T-birds and staff will engage with guests to highlight the global diversity of the campus and uniqueness of the school.
Wendy Wang from Thunderbird’s Marketing Department will be writing guests names in Chinese calligraphy on rice paper, Niky Chokshi from Global Community Engagement will be doing henna for guests, language instructors will teach phrases in different languages, the YMCA will bring the climbing wall and will teach kids to make global puppets, the IT department will take photos and set them on global backgrounds on green screen. The Office of the CEO, Alumni Relations, Thunderbird 4 Good, the BGM Program, Housing and Admissions will also be participating.
Several student clubs have already confirmed their attendance and they are finalizing their proposals for various activities. If your club would like to participate and run cultural activities or games please send this form to Erin Schneiderman by December 11. Erin Schneiderman also mentioned: “Thunderbird is offering up to $200 in reimbursement for supplies, props and other resources needed to create your experience. To make it easier and to avoid out of pocket costs or long wait times, you may send a shopping list to me along with your completed registration form and I will purchase your supplies and arrange a time to pick up prior to the event.”