DCTC Multicultural Celebration 2012
Sponsored by: the Multicultural Student Leadership Association & DCTC Student Life in partnership with the DCTC Diversity Council
What has been an annual one day event on campus is expanding this year to encompass a week of activities and events to celebrate the diversity and multiculturalism of the students, staff and faculty at Dakota County Technical College. The MSLA’s goal this year was to incorporate new activities and increase the number of days activities were held so students who were only on campus one day could have an opportunity to participate.
Wednesday, April 18th 11am to 1pm – Commons Area & Student Life Center
Students and staff from a wide range of cultures will prepare a feast of many tastes for only $3 per person. Sample everything and get to meet students from around the world right here at DCTC.
Four different acts will be performing in the Commons including an Irish dance performance (think Riverdance), a Bluegrass band, an acoustic performance by DCTC’s own Harold Torrence, and a Burmese dance performance. There will even be opportunities to get up and dance or sing along.
While the most popular events- the global potluck and global stage events will still be held on Wednesday of the celebration week, students have three new activities in which to participate.
Cultural Display Board Competition-
DCTC students can create a three panel display board representing their culture (including American culture) and enter it into the contest on Friday, April 13th in the Student Life Center. These will be photographed and placed on the DCTC MSLA Facebook page on Sunday, April 15th. Visitors can “like” their favorite display between Sunday and Tuesday, April 17th and the top vote-getter will receive a $50 DCTC scholarship. Free boards will be available to those who sign up in Student Life.
DCTC students can pick up a passport (contest entry) in the Student Life Center starting on Monday, April 16th and will hunt all over the Rosemount Campus for Multicultural “clues” that contain 20 different facts about diversity on our campus. Collect 10 of those answers and write them in your passport and drop the completed passport in a drawing box (in the Student Life Center) for a $50 DCTC scholarship to be awarded on Thursday, April 19th at Noon.
The Minnesota Women’s Drum Center will bring over 100 different drums and instruments from around the globe for students to get the hands on drumming experience. Two sessions will be held on Thursday, April 19th- one at 11am and the second at Noon in the Central Commons.
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