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Friday, April 3, 2015

SU Celebrates Multicultural Festival Week April 27-May 2

Multicultural FestivalSALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University celebrates its 20th annual Multicultural Festival Week, Monday-Saturday, April 27-May 2.

Activities begin with the Student Government Association’s annual Multicultural Showcase 7 p.m. Monday, April 27, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. Performers include the Organization for Latin American Students, African Student Association, Filipino American Cultural Association, Asian and Pacific Island Club, Passion for Fashion, Squawkapella, and Untouchables Dance, Inc., among others. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Gull Power Day is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, between Henson Science Hall and Maggs Physical Activities Center. Campus community members are invited to express what motivates and drives them to be the person they are or would like to be by chalking it on the sidewalk.

Wednesday, April 29, is Multicultural Festival Day. This year’s theme is “20 Years of Unity in the Community.” Activities are 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pergola (rain location: Wicomico Room, Guerrieri University Center). The SU Poms; Untouchables Dance, Inc.; and Steel Kings steel drum band provide entertainment. Vendors include a henna tattoo artist. Dr. Bryan Horikami’s Intercultural Communication class hosts information tables.

At 2 p.m. that day, students, faculty and staff are honored with this year’s President’s Diversity Awards during a ceremony in the Montgomery Room of the Commons.

From 4:30-7:30 p.m., University Dining Services hosts the dinner “Eating on Island Time: A Taste of the West Indies” with the Steel Kings in the Commons. The menu includes crab cakes with Caribbean coconut curry sauce, rum-glazed ribs, Jamaican jerk chicken wings, pigeon peas and rice, Caribbean fried rice, grilled corn with lime butter, Caribbean-style greens, coconut tres leches cake and Jamaican sweet potato pudding. Cost is $12, $7.28 for children 12 and under.

The Multicultural Student Services Office’s 24th annual senior banquet is 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in the Commons. Students from diverse backgrounds are recognized for their accomplishments. Admission is by invitation only.

Multicultural Festival Week concludes that evening with a performance by the SU Gospel Choir at 6 p.m. in the Wicomico Room.

Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Services Office, Multicultural Alliance, Housing and Residence Life Diversity Team and Vice President of Student Affairs Office, admission to all Multicultural Festival Week events is free and the public is invited, unless otherwise noted.

For more information call 410-548-4503 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu.


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