Etiquette Dinner Lessons

The McNair Scholars Program hosted its annual Etiquette Dinner for scholars and their guests on November 5th at the NMU University Center.  A delicious six course meal was prepared and served by Simply Superior Catering.

Sara Sutherland and Guest Sara Suth and Friend

Etiquette Tiaira Tiaira Porter and Guest

Dr. Christine Greer, Dean of Students, presented remarks between courses covering a wide gamut of etiquette dilemmas.  In what order should all that silverware at each place setting be used?  What is the proper way to pass things around the table?  When is it correct to begin eating?  In interview situations, what would be a smart dish to order?  Should you order a drink if everyone else does?

Etiquette Chris Greer Dr. Christine Greer, Dean of Students

Etiquette Nicole and Friend Nicole Shoup and Guest

An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education Weekly Briefing dated November 16, 2015 called “The Etiquette Minefield of the Interview Meal” reiterated many of the points made by Dr. Greer and reinforces the idea that this is an important matter and a timely topic for those likely to experience dining out in interview situations:

Etiquette Nim Nim Reinhardt and Guest

Etiquette Emily and Friend Emily Mydlowski and Guest

We’ve got your back, McNair Scholars!  Thanks to all who participated in this fun and informative evening!