Adam Miller ’12 – Tonight my fellow classmates and I enjoyed an informative talk by Anthony Cawdron, Event Coordinator and House Manager for Westwood at Purdue University, about proper etiquette rules while dining with the women from Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority (also from Purdue), and of course a superb dinner. While (properly) chowing down on the wonderful three-course meal, we learned basic dinner manners that can someday be used to make a good impression with potential employers or alumni. Some of the concepts that Mr. Cawdron spoke on were completely new to me. As I was cutting my noodles into a more feasible size I was made aware that I was using the wrong technique. Mr. Cawdron informed us that you are to never cut your noodles up, instead you are to twirl them with your spoon and eat them that way. This example is just one of many etiquette rules that I learned. After the dinner we were given a list of the Top 10 Etiquette Rules that will come in very handy. I am fortunate that I go to a school that embraces opportunities to teach it’s students important dinner rules, which will aid in the success of our different career paths. I look forward to more events like this in the future and I encourage all students to take advantage of these beneficial events!
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