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Multicultural Week

The free, week-long event includes cultural activities each day, culminating with a Multicultural Festival on the campus mall on Friday.  The festival features music, dance, artistry, poetry, and food from countries from all over the world.

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    • All events are open to the public.
    • Activities begin Monday, September 16 through Friday, September 20, 2019
    • Events are held in various venues on Campus
    • See schedule below for details
  • Students clubs and programs represented include the International Student Programs, the International Student Organization, the American Sign Language ClubCampus Ministry, the History Club, the Anime Anonymous Club, Spanish Language and Culture, the French ProgramItalian StudiesStudy AbroadHugs United, Public Health the Literary Club, Mehendi Hand Art, the Gaming Club, Support Educate Advocate Love (SEAL), the Science Outreach CenterEnactus, the Italian Program and the Italian Club, and RED Radio.  

  • Schedule of Events

    All Week

    Croatian and East Asian Cultural Displays; and, the Life & Work of Dorothy Day
    Stop by the Library and Learning Commons all week to view the display cases with Croatian and East Asian cultural artifacts. There will also be a special book display celebrating the life and work of Dorothy Day.
    Organized by Ms. Renee Hoffman

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    Speaker: U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Pesto - CES APPROVED
    “The First Amendment: Emerging Changes in Free-Speech Doctrine”
    Time 8-9:15am 
    Place Scotus 207
    Organized by Dr. Joe Melusky

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    Constitution Days
    On-the-go activities including distribution of pocket Constitutions, vote for your favorite constitutional amendment, and a survey of questions randomly drawn from the national citizenship exam, “Are You Smart Enough to be an American Citizen? 
    Time 11am - 3pm 
    Place Padua/Scotus Lounge 
    Organized by Dr. Joe Melusky

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    Environment Issues and the Law - CES APPROVED
    Speaker: Attorney (and SFU Alumna) Renee Martin-Nagle will discuss, “Constitutional Principles in an International Environmental Law Context: What would a Constitution for the Planet Look Like?”
    Time 12:15-1:15 p.m.
    Place Scotus 207
    Organized by Dr. Joe Melusky

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    The World is Your Classroom - CES APPROVED
    During this CES event, a panel of students will talk about their study abroad experiences. SFU programs are offered in France, Italy, United Kingdom, Taiwan, Costa Rica, St. Lucia, and more. Join us and hear the students' stories of their adventures and learn how you, too, can study abroad. 
    Time 6-7pm 
    Place DiSepio 201 
    Sponsored by The Office of Study Abroad

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Voter Registration Drive Kick-Off and Voter Registration Fair
    Assistance will be provided at a Voter Registration Fair for those who want to register online. Information about registration procedures, deadlines, absentee ballot requests, and more will be distributed via campus-wide e-mail. Hard copies of voter-registration forms and absentee-ballot applications will be available at the SFU Center for the Study of Government & Law table near Scotus 316.
    Co-sponsored by the SFU Center for the Study of Government & Law and the Pre-Law and History Clubs

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Constitutional Bowl Challenge
    How well do you know the constitution? Are you up for a challenge? Two-person teams from across the campus will face-off to see who knows the most about the constitution. Preliminary rounds will feature questions drawn randomly from U.S. Citizenships exams. Finalists will address questions from the National Constitutions Center and from History and Political Science Department faculty. All the participants will receive a pocket constitution. Members of the winning team will be awarded certificates and, more important, bragging rights for a year!
    Time: 6-7:30 pm
    Place: Scotus 207

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    World Coffee House & Poetry Reading - CES APPROVED
    SFU students, faculty, and staff read published poems or poems they have written themselves that embrace multiculturalism and diversity.  Coffee, tea, and sweets from around the world will be provided. 
    Time 4-6pm 
    Place Frankie’s in JFK (new room)
    Organized by Dr. Lauri Chose, Jack Weidner & the Literary Club

    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    “To Run a Constitution 2017: Interns’ Stories from the Field” - CES APPROVED
    A round table discussion to hear from SFU students who have served internships in which they contributed to “running” our Constitution by making government work or by participating in other leadership activities. 
    Time 12:15pm – 1:15pm            
    Place Scotus 207
    Organized by Dr. Joe Melusky

    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    The Refugee Experience - CES APPROVED
    The Refugee Working Group of Indiana will discuss their work, the challenges and problems they’ve faced, and how the issues discussed by Mohsin Hamid in Exit West relate to our region. This panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Arthur Remillard and Marcus Mihelcic, is co-sponsored by the Ethics Institute and the General Education Program.
    Time 4:45-6:15 pm 
    Place Padua 110
    Organized by Drs. Lori Woods, Arthur Remillard and Marcus Mihelcic 

    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    What Really Matters? 
    The purpose of the event is to introduce students to the message of Jesus Christ and what is means to have a personal relationship with him. There will be food, games, and prizes! 
    Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
    Place: The Mall
    Organized by Dr. Lisa Wisniewski, Campus Ministry, Cru, and FCA


    Friday, September 20, 2019

    Multicultural Festival - CES APPROVED
    Description: Over 30 tables representing various clubs, departments, interest groups across campus will provide samples of cuisines from around the world, games, and information. Main Stage performances: the SFU World Drum & Dance Ensemble (featuring students, staff, faculty and community members), the ASL Club, International students, the SFU Dance Club and more!
    Time 11am - 2:30pm 
    Place Campus Mall - Rain location JFK Auditorium & Lounge
    Organized by Drs. Lori Woods and Aniruddha Bose