Get Acquainted Day
Used as a formal introduction and welcome to Hanover College, the incoming Multicultural Students and International Students annually attend this reception. The reception serves as the first opportunity for students to develop relationships within the circle of the multicultural students, faculty and staff, as well as the President of Hanover College.
Hispanic Heritage Week
Hispanic Heritage Month is the period to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Hanover College takes time to reflect the accomplishments of Hispanic and takes pride in celebrating this Great Heritage.
Martin Luther King Week
What Mark Will You Leave? is a week-long, campus-wide celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his commitment to social justice through educational programs and service initiatives that are designed to empower you to use your strengths, passions, and talents to better the lives of others and impact your community.
Black History Month
Celebrate the History of African American with several programs and events. BHM start in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson it was originally a Negro History Week but was change to a month in 1976. Hanover College celebrates BHM every year and has several special events throughout the month.
Women’s History Month
The public celebration of women's history in this country began in 1978 as "Women's History Week" in Sonoma County, California. The week including March 8, International Women's Day, was selected. In 1981, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) co-sponsored a joint Congressional resolution proclaiming a national Women's History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month, and March was declared Women's History Month.
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese Holidays. Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday by the Chinese and has had influence on the new year celebrations of its geographic neighbors, as well as cultures with whom the Chinese have had extensive interaction. International Club celebrates Chinese New Year with traditional Chinese food, decorations, door prizes, dancing, and presentations.
The International Banquet is the International Club's biggest event. The Banquet features international dishes, lively music, and performances by the international and American students. The purpose of the banquet was to emphasize the diverse cultures and countries represented at Hanover College. The cafeteria is decorated to show the cultural diversity. Food from Germany, Mexico, China, Peru, Nepal, Ghana, Vietnam and the United States are featured during the celebration.