Home / Content / Open Door

Open Door

ASU's Open Door, spearheaded by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites the public to the ASU Tempe campus to participate in hands-on activities, attend presentations, and visit campus museums, classrooms and laboratories – places and activities that are not typically accessible to the public.

The School of International Letters and Cultures participates in Open Door by hosting a variety of activities including international karaoke, multi-cultural dance and music performances, and more.

Join us on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1-6pm

Visit the Offical Event Page

ActivityDescriptionTimeLocation
A Latin American ExperienceLearn about Quechua and Spanish language, win a book, see people dressed in typical native South American costume and take a selfie!1:00 - 6:00pmDurham Language & Literature Building, Room 148
KIds OlympicsLet the games begin! Join the School of International Letters and Cultures for a family-friendly competition in ancient Olympics and Pythian games! Competitions include footraces in hoplite armor, singing, dancing, painting, and playing recorders. Did we mention prizes, too?! 1:00 - 6:00pmDurham Language & Literature Building, Front Lawn
Photo BoothCome travel around the world all in one day and take the photos to prove it! Dress up in traditional outfits, take photos next to country marvels and monuments, even explore the unique cultures all around the world. You never know where you will go! 1:00 - 6:00pmDurham Language & Literature Building, Room 105
Sari WrappingSchool of International Letters and Cultures faculty and students will demonstrate how to wrap a Sudanese sari on volunteer participants. 1:00 - 6:00pmDurham Language & Literature Building, Room 148
Henna TatoosThe School of International Letters and Cultures shares the ancient art of Henna tattooing. Henna Tattoo artists will be on hand to give live demonstrations on volunteers from the public.3:00-6:00pmDurham Language & Literature Building, Room 150
Calligraphies of the WorldJoin the School of International Letters and Cultures for a lesson in how to write your name in one of the calligraphies of the world: Arabic, Chinese, Ancient Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese.1:00 - 6:00pmDurham Language & Literature Building, Rooms 106, 104, and 102
International KaraokeJoin the School of International Letters and Cultures for the quintessential of all Japanese entertainments, Karaoke, featuring songs from an international song list in various languages. 1:00 - 6:00pmDurham Language & Literature Building, Room 114
Ancient Uses of Clay: A Hands-On WorkshopThis will be a hands-on workshop (great for children and families!) illustrating various ancient vessels, votives, and writing in clay. Short recurring presentations will describe how to write in clay using Mesopotamian cuneiform technology, how to make popular ceramic shapes, and techniques for creating, firing and decorating ancient Greek and Roman pottery. Participants will be invited to try their hand at creating miniature version of the vessels, votives, and cuneiform tablets in between presentations.1:00 - 6:00pmDurham Language & Literature Building, Room 102
Multi-Cultural Performances Stop by the School of International Letters and Cultures stage to see a variety of performances representing cultures from all over the world.1:00 - 6:00pmDurham Language & Literature, Front Lawn
Romanian StampsTravel through Romanian history viewing the stamps in our collections. Learn the unique history and significance of each portrait and image displayed on the stamps in our exhibit. 1:00 - 6:00pmDurham Language & Literature, Room 113