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Multicultural Fair to celebrate the diversity of on-campus cultures

Mar 20, 2014

The Department of Multicultural Development wants you… to attend the fair, that is.

Friday, March 28 is the day of the annual Multicultural Fair in the McIntosh Activities room from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.-- and everyone is invited.

The purpose of the fair is to celebrate the variety of cultures at ONU, to make sure they are all represented, said Jamienne Scott, international services coordinator. 

"This is an opportunity to see the world without stepping your foot off campus." 

"A Rubi Affair" drag show raises over $600

Feb 26, 2014
Photo by Kelsi Rupersburg

Women with beards and men in heels took over the McIntosh Ballroom at A Rubi Affair on Saturday, Feb. 22. The drag show, an annual event hosted by Open Doors, is the organization's primary fundraiser with all proceeds typically benefitting the AIDS Resource Center of Lima. A portion of this year's proceeds will also be donated to the family of Tim McMullen. A Rubi Affair raised over $600 between performance entrance fees and audience donations. 

Students play games, exchange culture at MSA Game Night

Feb 26, 2014
Bander Alshamri concentrates on his next move during a game of Carrom. Other players are Diego Cabral (left) and Ryan Oberlin (right). (Photo by Khadijah Bagais)

On Feb. 18 the Muslim Student Association (MSA) teamed up with the Latino Student Union (LSU) for a fun night of games with a diverse group of students. 

Several students played a popular Arab game called Carrom, which is of eastern origin and similar to billiards or table shuffleboard, while others played the more common games of Apples to Apples and Jenga. Everyone was talking, laughing and having fun.

Filmmaker Ya'Ke Smith to speak on filmworks, black culture and honest reflections

Feb 19, 2014

As part of Black History Month, the Office of Multicultural Development is hosting Mr. Ya'Ke Smith, an award-winning and renowned filmmaker. He will be speaking on the topic of "Art Reflecting Life, Life Reflecting Art: Cinema as a Social Tool" in the McIntosh Activities room on Thursday Feb. 20 from 7-9:30 p.m.

Smith will be discussing his work as a filmmaker, and his attempts at debunking negative stereotypes and exposing truths. 


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