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Multicultural Festival Celebrates Seton Hall's Diverse Cultures and Customs  

PetersheimStudents and the entire University community are invited to attend Seton Hall's annual Multicultural Festival hosted by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures on Wednesday and Thursday, April 24 and 25, 2019. These events are being held in conjunction with the 23nd annual Petersheim Academic Exposition, a weeklong celebration featuring the scholastic accomplishments and academic interests of undergraduate and graduate students.

Language and culture organizations on campus are participating, and the Multicultural Festival hopes to highlight student activities throughout the department. The festival celebrates the different cultures, customs and nuances of the Seton Hall community to advance the University's mission of facilitating an inclusive environment for all students. Department Chair Professor Dongdong Chen and Professor Michael Stone, Director of the Global Learning Center look forward to highlighting what the various programs have to offer and what students have achieved.

"The Multicultural Festival is an opportunity to showcase the work of students in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and support the diversity of our community through the students," said Professor Stone. "It also reminds students how important it is to enrich their understanding of other people and cultures through learning foreign languages."

Events will include music, poetry, videos, contests and samplings of food from around the world, and showcase the newly updated Global Learning Center in Fahy Hall 202.

Multicultural Festival events include:

Wednesday, April 24

Spanish Music, Conversation and Food: 
Spanish Boleros with Professor Eric Pennington 

Hosted by the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Fahy 246

Student Spanish Oral Presentations 
11:00 a.m., Fahy 202 
12:30 p.m., Fahy 321

Arabic Lecture: Medieval Spain 
Presented by Professor Youssef Yacoubi 

12:30 - 2:00 p.m., Fahy 202

Chinese Speech Contest 
6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Arts and Sciences 109

Thursday, April 25

Japanese Digital Storytelling 
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Fahy 202

German Trivia Contest 
3:30 - 5 p.m., Fahy 202

13th Annual Fr. Cotter Memorial Lecture: 
Up Close and Personal: Gods and Mortals in Classical Athenian Art 
Presented by Professor Alan Shapiro, Professor of Classics and W. H. Collins Vickers Professor of Archaeology Emeritus at Johns Hopkins. 
Sponsored by the Department, Classics Club and Eta Sigma Phi 
4:00 - 5:15 p.m., Arts and Sciences 109

French Poetry Reading 
5:00 p.m., Fahy 237

'Don Giovanni's Dinner Party' Lecture and Dinner 
Presented by Professor David Bénéteau 

6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Beck Rooms, Walsh Library

Russian and Slavic Club Academic Olympiad 
6:30 - 9:00 p.m., Fahy 236

Connected Event, Saturday, April 27

New Jersey High School Students 
Chinese Culture Project Contest 

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Bethany Hall, Room A

To view the entire Petersheim Academic Exposition schedule, visit here.

Categories: Arts and Culture

For more information, please contact:

  • Michael Stone
  • (973) 761-9457
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