A taste of multiculturalism

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Written by student intern Pamela Miller-Sheets
Annual campus festival offers a “world” of dance, food, music, displays, and presentations

The Ohio State University at Marion is pleased to host the 4th Annual Taste of Culture International Festival, Wednesday, May 11, 4:30-8:30 p.m., at the Alber Student Center on the Marion campus.

A Taste of Culture hosts live entertainment, food from around the world, arts and crafts, a multitude of informational booths, and short educational discussions. This event brings together the customs, traditions, color, and flavor of peoples from diverse ethnicities. Admission for this annual event is free and open to the public.

Ohio State Marion, Diversity Coordinator Shawn Jackson said, “I’m really excited about the success we’ve enjoyed as we enter our fourth year of festivities.”

He also commented on how the event offers a great opportunity for the university and the Marion community to interact within the scope of celebrating diversity.

Local vendors, restaurants, and community members will provide food samples representative of ethnic cuisines from across the globe. Donations are encouraged and will be accepted for purchase of food tickets to sample the food on hand. Proceeds from donations for food items will benefit minority scholarships at Ohio State Marion.

For more information or to get involved with A Taste of Culture, contact Shawn Jackson in The Ohio State University at Marion Office of Diversity at 740-725-6219.

Entertainment - Alber Student Center Gym
4:30 p.m. – Radio X, Gil Garcia
5:30 p.m. - Arnold Borromeo
6:00 p.m. - Diverse Moves
6:30 p.m. - Nalanda School of Dance
7:00 p.m. – Radio X, Gil Garcia

Educational Presentations - Alber Student Center Lobby
6:00 p.m. - Marion Area Genealogical Society: Beginning Genealogy & Beyond
7:00 p.m. - Native American Prophecies: 2012