Celebrate Grenada at Holcombe Global Series

Discover Grenada during this month's Holcombe Global Series.

The presentation starts at 8 p.m. today in Holcombe Hall's living room.

The evening will feature a presentation by junior Khalil Buckmire, an international student from Grenada, who studys geology and physics. 

"I want people to learn about the culture and endless beauty of Grenada. Also, I'd like for this presentation to be an eye opener for individuals to know more about the Caribbean region," Buckmire said.

"It's the first presentation to be given on the island. It will be exciting and energetic, just like the culture of the country itself."

Grenada is a country in the Caribbean. There is a main island with six smaller surrounding islands. It is known as the "Isle of Spice" due to its large production of nutmeg. 

"It is the friendliest and most beautiful island in the Caribbean," Buckmire said. "One of my favorite things about growing up in Grenada was definitely getting the first-hand historical and modern experience of carnival."

This event is open to all within the university community. Attendees are encouraged to bring friends and engage with the presenters after the presentation. Samples of food will follow along with an opportunity to take photos.

Global Series is an on-going program with past spring programs including Panama, Turkey, Germany and Laos.

Global Series 2019 Spring Schedule:

  • April 10: Grenada
  • April 24: Malaysia
  • May 1: Global Series Celebration

About the Holcombe Global Series. The Holcombe Global Series focuses on new countries each month and gives international students at the University of Arkansas the opportunity to showcase their home country. American students are also invited to share their study abroad experiences. The series is presented by International Students and Scholars and University Housing. Follow us on Facebook.

About University Housing. University Housing is a department within the Division of Student Affairs serving a residential community of around 5,700 on-campus students. More than 200 students find employment opportunities with University Housing each year. We offer educational programs that support the success of students and services that help students focus on academics at the University of Arkansas. Living on campus starts with a housing contract.

About the Division of Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs supports students in pursuing knowledge, earning a degree, finding meaningful careers, exploring diversity, and connecting with the global community. We provide students with housing, dining, health care resources, and create innovative programs that educate and inspire. We enhance the University of Arkansas experience and help students succeed, one student at a time.

Contacts

Tess Constant, graduate assistant
University Housing
479-575-3951, constant@uark.edu

Christopher Spencer, assistant director of strategic communications
University Housing
479-575-5084, cjspence@uark.edu

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