Campus celebrates Heritage Week, April 12-17

Thu, 2012-07-26 11:26 -- univcomm
Anderson University will celebrate the cultural diversity of the campus during the week of April 12-17, as a part of an annual celebration known as Heritage Week. Events will celebrate the many cultures and countries that Anderson University professors, student and staff represent. The 2004 Heritage Week will provide a wide variety of experience including workshops, concerts, and games. “Heritage Week is an opportunity for the university to share its diversity,” said Scott Martin, AU Director of International Student Services. What makes these activities unique is the fun and excitement attached to them that celebrate heritage.”

AU International and multicultural students have organized daily events and activities which focus on different parts of the world. Events on Monday will highlight Asian and Australian culture; Tuesday's events focus on The Americas; Wednesday's activities will put the spotlight on Africa; and the events on Thursday highlight Europe and the Middle East.

“Our hope is that participants will catch the vision of what the festival is designed to accomplish,” said Brent Baker, Vice President for Student Life. “This is really an educational experience and we look forward to welcoming guests from the community to participate in this annual festival on our campus.”

The campus Heritage Festival is celebrated on Friday and includes 200-300 elementary students and faculty who use the day as a cultural field trip. During the festival, cultural diversity is celebrated through music, fun, dancing and games. The departments of foreign language and student activities, along with multicultural and international students set up educational booths and perform variety shows throughout the day.

AU’s Heritage Week culminates on Saturday, April 17, with an international dinner and Heritage Awards ceremony. Specific events during the week include:

Monday, April 12
Asia and Australia

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Heritage Kiosk. Decker Hall Commons.

8 p.m.
World View: Japan with Stephanie Barton. Mocha Joe’s Coffee House in Olt Student Center

Tuesday, April 13
The Americas

10 a.m.
Special Chapel – Reardon Auditorium

11 a.m.
Chapel Talkback – Reardon Auditorium Lobby

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Heritage Kiosk. Decker Hall Commons

7 p.m.
Forum: U.S. Foreign Policy Impact (Hartung 101)

8 p.m.
World View: Trinidad & Tobago with Vaughn Laptist. Mocha Joe’s Coffee House in Olt Student Center

Wednesday, April 14

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Heritage Kiosk. Decker Hall Commons

7 p.m.
Worship Service, Gospel Choir – Byrum Auditorium

8 p.m.
World View: South Africa with Josh Collins. Mocha Joe’s Coffee House in Olt Student Center

Thursday, April 15
Europe and the Middle East

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Heritage Kiosk. Decker Hall Commons

5 p.m.
Dinner and Movie – Marketplace

Friday, April 16
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Heritage Festival – Olt Student Center

Saturday, April 17
6 p.m.
International Dinner, World of Music, and Heritage Awards – Park Place Church of God

AU Offices of Multicultural and International Student Services along with the AU Campus Activities Board, The International Student Association, Multicultural Student Association, and the Department of Modern Foreign Language are sponsoring the 2004 Heritage Week. For more information and details, please call 765-641-4214 or 765-641-4193.

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts university of approximately 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs of study in theology, business, nursing and education.