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Multicultural Week Set at McNeese

Multicultural Week Set at McNeese

(March 7, 2014) Several activities have been planned for students, faculty and staff as part of Multicultural Week March 10-13 on the McNeese State University campus. The event is sponsored by the McNeese Multicultural Programming and this year's theme is the World Cup.

Multicultural Week is an opportunity for members of the McNeese community to share their cultures as well as to learn about the cultures of others on campus, according to Kourtney Kennedy, event coordinator.

"Multicultural Week is important to McNeese because the activities allow everyone to come together and celebrate the diverse cultures that we have represented on this campus," said Kennedy. Currently, there are 315 international students representing 40 countries enrolled at McNeese.
Scheduled events include:
 
Monday, March 10
11 a.m. - Parade of Nations, Quad
In homage to the Olympic Torch ceremony, international student groups will march through the Quad carrying flags representing different nations. Photo booths and other activities will be available.
 
Tuesday, March 11
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Taste the Nations, Student Union (Old Ranch), free
Tables will be set up featuring food from different nations and cultures from around the world.
 
Wednesday, March 12
Various times, Little World Cup Soccer, Quad
International student groups will host an informal soccer tournament with the soccer club.
 
Thursday, March 13
7-9 p.m., Awards Banquet, Student Union, free
A dinner will be held to wrap up the week's events and will feature a poetry reading by The Asia Project.