International Games Day was on Saturday in the Eunice and James L. West Library, and included students from both Texas Wesleyan and the area playing a wide variety of games, from Monopoly to Guitar Hero.
The annual event was sponsored by the library, Student Life, and International Activities and was held in the afternoon on the library’s first floor.
“I always enjoy hanging out with my Ram family,” said junior biology major Aya El-alfi. “International Games Day is one of the engaging activities I really like. I like the card games, the food, and most importantly the Ram spirit.”
Students, families, and people from the community showed up and were treated to snacks and beverages. There were Indian cookies, Mexican soft drinks, sandwiches, pastries, chips, desserts from different cultures, and popcorn.
Around 20 people attended, and about half were middle and high school students from the area.
“I liked how we opened it up to the community,” said Jeremy Hunt, a senior mass communication major. “It wasn’t just specifically for international students. It was a mix of domestic students, the local community, and the Polytechnic area.”
Everyone who attended the event was able to play Monopoly, Jenga, Guitar Hero, Madden, and a wide selection of card games.
“I wasn’t planning on going,” said Jana Olms, a junior biology major. “I got a text message from a friend and decided to stop by for a while.”
Olms said she had a great time at the event and it’s encouraged her to want to become involved in Student Engagement.