Spotlight on TTU WOW 2018

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Join Cynthia Putman, WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn Radio Host, along with Kristy Keeling WCTE’s Education and Community Impact Manager, and Kaitlin Salyers, Committee Chair for Tennessee Tech University’s upcoming International Festival Window on the World as they discuss this free community event.

WOW is funded primarily by Center Stage and sponsored by the Globalization Committee of the College of Business.

On Saturday April 14th, Tennessee Tech’s Hooper Eblen Center and Recreation and Fitness Center will be filled with all things international for the university’s 20th annual Window on the World.

Kaitlin Salyer shares that one of the goals of this festival is to celebrate diversity and progress toward global harmony.  WCTE will be participating in this year’s festival and sharing some of the great programming that is offered on the World Channel.

WCTE-WORLD SD [D] 22.2 brings you WORLD-TV - the best of PBS documentaries and news programming, The Tennessee Channel, and Tennessee General Assembly coverage.

Kristy Keeling of WCTE says that kids will be able to create and make their own Maracas at the WCTE booth.

Maracas, which is sometimes called rumba shaker, shac-shac, and various other names, is a rattle which appears in many genres of Caribbean and Latin music. It is shaken by a handle, and usually played as part of a pair.

Click here to find the live performance schedule at WOW. 

This free festival will be held on Tennessee Tech’s Campus in the TTU Hooper Elben Center located at 1100 McGee Blvd, Cookeville, Tennessee 38501. 

Window on The World (WOW) is an international festival celebrating culture and harmony. All participants are invited to share in learning and caring about our world and its people.

This free, family-friendly international festival celebrates diversity and culture with music, dancing, food, and fashion and fine craft from all over the world.

International student ambassadors, representing their country of origin and wearing traditional clothing of that country, will welcome visitors.

Admission to WOW is free but food and goods from countries can be purchased.

The festival will occur on Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Hooper Eblen Center and Fitness Center.

WOW has two main components: a symposium and a festival.

The symposium will occur on Friday, April 13 at 10:10 am in Johnson Hall Auditorium.

Highlights of the festival include food, performers, and cultural displays.

Food is a major focus of WOW. Join all the great community partners and volunteers on Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm to enjoy a delicious assortment of food from around the world. Food Vendors will be in the Hooper Eblen Center and Fitness Center.

The festival will be filled with the sounds of German, Cuban, Middle Eastern and Indian music and the flavors of international cuisine including German, African, Mexican, Columbian, Filipino, Italian, Indian, Lebanese, Egyptian, Syrian, Bosnian, Greek, French, Persian, Polish and American foods.

Please direct any questions, comments, or concerns to Kaitlin Salyer (

Check out WOW Facebook Page -Window on the World at Tennessee Tech for even more updates about this awesome annual event! We can't wait to see you there! 


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