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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

SU Celebrates Multicultural Festival Week May 1-May 6

Multi Cultural Festival LogoSALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University celebrates its 22st annual Multicultural Festival Week, Monday-Saturday, May 1-6.

This year’s theme is “Take a Walk in Our Shoes.”

Activities begin with the Student Government Association’s annual Multicultural Showcase 7 p.m. Monday, May 1, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. Student organizations showcase cultures through song, dance and interpretation.

Events continue with SU’s annual President’s Diversity Awards presentation 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in the Montgomery Room of the Commons.

That evening, the student dance group Substance performs at 7 p.m. in Holloway Hall Auditorium, spotlighting various dance styles including jazz, ballet, hip-hop and modern.

Wednesday, May 3, is Multicultural Festival Day. Activities are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pergola (rain location: Guerrieri Student Union Wicomico Room). Performers include the Steel Kings Jamaican steel drum band, Mystic Warriors (representing Andean music), the Keith Marks Jazz Quartet and the Prince Street Elementary School Step Team. SU clubs and organizations host educational table displays during the event.

That evening, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., University Dining Services and the Cultural Affairs Office host a “Flavors of the Caribbean Islands” dinner with the Steel Kings in the Commons. Cost is $12.88, $7.87 for children ages 5 and under. Reservations are not required.

The Multicultural Student Services Office’s 26th annual senior banquet is 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in the Commons. Students from diverse backgrounds are recognized for their accomplishments. Admission is by invitation only.

Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Services Office, Multicultural Alliance, and Housing and Residence and Vice President of Student Affairs offices, 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

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