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Multicultural Week 2009, March 9-14, filled with
Feb. 26, 2009 --
Arkansas State University-Jonesboro will celebrate Multicultural Week
2009 from Monday, March 9-Saturday, March 14, with a plethora of events
and activities designed to
without leaving campus.
This week-long celebration of diversity is a great opportunity for
students and members of the community to come together to explore their
differences and similarities. The week was planned and is sponsored by
of Multicultural Affairs, the Student Activities Board, and the
International Student Association. Participating organizations include
ASU's Spanish and Latino Student Association (S.A.L.S.A.), and the
allows the ASU community, students, faculty, and staff, to experience
different cultures, as well as providing different cultures with the
opportunity to showcase their uniqueness.
For more information, contact ASU's Leadership Center at (870) 972-2055.
Reng Student Services Center/Student
Union is at 101 North Caraway Road, Jonesboro. Following is a list
of all planned events for the week of March 9 - 14.
Multicultural Week 2009
Change With Diversity
Monday, March 9:
Student Union Center Court @ 11a.m.-1 p.m.
Student Union Chickasaw Room @ 5:30 p.m.
African/African American Experience Discussion
Mockingbird Room @ 7 p.m.
Multicultural Week begins with a noontime cultural expression event that
will showcase various modes of cultural expression, such as henna art,
origami, cultural name translations, and more. A Diversity mixer will
take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Chickasaw room of the Student Union.
Monday, March 9, concludes with a discussion of African and
African-American culture and myths which will take place in the
Mockingbird room of the Student Union at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10
Cultural Night Reception & Show @ 6 p.m.
Student Union Auditorium
festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with light refreshments followed by a
fashion and cultural talent show in the Student Union Auditorium.
Wednesday, March 11
Hispanics in Higher Education Seminar
Hispanic Cultural Center (311 W. Huntington) @ 6 p.m.
Indian Movie Night (Film TBA)
Student Union Auditorium @ 7 p.m.
Spanish and Latino Student Association (S.A.L.S.A.) will facilitate a
discussion on Hispanics in higher education at the Hispanic Cultural
Center (downtown) at 6 p.m. This event is followed by a International
movie night featuring an Indian film (TBA) in the Student Union
Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 12
International Food festival
Student Union Centennial Hall @ 6 p.m.
International Food Festival showcases different cultures from within the
community. The International Food Festival offers food and music in
celebration of diversity.
Friday, March 13
Asian Movie Night (Film TBA)
Lab Science Room 219 @ 4 p.m.
World Languages Celebration at the ASU Pavilion
Intramural Field (across from railroad track entering university)@ 7
Movie Night concludes with an Asian film (TBA) at 4 p.m. in the Biology
Science Lab West in room 219 at 4 p.m. After that, a sports extravaganza
will take place at the intramural field from 7 – 11 p.m. The day also
features a World Languages Celebration at the ASU Pavilion.
Saturday, March 14
Holi Indian Celebration
ASU Pavilion @ 12 p.m.
“Mystery of the Mayan Medallion” ASU Museum art exhibit @ 1 p.m.
is sponsored by the Indian Student Organization and begins at 12 noon,
Saturday, March 14, at the ASU Pavilion. The Holi is the most colorful
festival of India, which is celebrated at the start of spring season,
during the month of March. The Holi festival has an ancient origin and
celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The colorful festival bridges
the social gap and renews sweet relationships. On this day, people hug
and wish each other 'Happy Holi.'
Holi celebration begins
with the lighting up of a bonfire on the eve of Holi. Numerous legends
and stories associated with Holi celebration makes the festival more
exuberant and vivid. People rub 'gulal' and 'abeer' (colored powder) on
each others' faces and cheer up. Holi also gives individuals a wonderful
chance to send blessings and love,wrapped
in a special Holi gift,
to dear ones. Click
here for pictures from last year's Holi celebration.
Mystery of the Mayan
Medallion,” at the
ASU Museum, is an art exhibit. The exhibit opens at 1 p.m. Saturday,
March 14 and runs through June 14th. Enjoy displays representing the
historic Mayan civilization, and enjoy refreshments at the exhibition's
of the Mayan Medallion" is a great family activity.