“Etiquette Dinner FULL”
The sign was added to the event's posters shortly before it took place on Thursday. The note read: "Etiquette Dinner FULL."
Held Thursday afternoon, Feb. 23, in the Student Center Alumni Room, the event was intended to educate students about proper table settings and behaviors during formal dinners they should be prepared to attend when beginning their careers.
"I've been to an etiquette dinner before, but I'm not sure I remember all the steps," said biological sciences major Halima Phelps. "Maybe I'll be using [this information] sometime in the future."
Although previously hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Business Department, this year's dinner was conducted by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Student Activities in conjunction with Thursday's Multicultural Professional Day. The goal was to promote leadership and professionalism among students.
International Studies major Maggie Piery said she was excited about attending the Etiquette Dinner as a confidence booster.
"I was raised with pretty strict etiquette rules, however, I know I may not have learned them correctly. This is a chance for me to practice within a safe setting so when I get to an interview or banquet I can go in a little more confidently," Piery said.This kind of valuable outside-the-classroom experience, has made the Etiquette Dinner a student favorite.