Holiday events celebrate University's cultural diversity
10:10 a.m., Nov. 28, 2012--University of Delaware students, faculty and staff and members of the community are invited to enjoy the winter season with a variety of campus multicultural celebrations.
Collaborative partnerships between student groups and departments have enabled many of these events to become annual UD traditions. All events are free and open to the community unless otherwise noted.
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This year’s schedule is as follows:
• Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., in the Trabant University Center Lounge, HOLAdays with HOLA and other multicultural student groups, featuring refreshments and a showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas.
• Thursday, Nov. 29, 5:30 p.m., in the Multipurpose Room of the Trabant University Center, Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration with the Center for Black Culture, the Cultural Programming Advisory Board, the Black Student Union and Alpha Phi Alpha. The event features Susan Taylor, former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine; a soul food feast; performances by the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble; and a Center for Black Culture marketplace. Full-time UD students can pick up their free tickets at the Center for Black Culture; tickets for faculty and staff and the public are available for purchase at the UD Box Offices.
• Saturday, Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m., at the Trabant University Center, bus trip to New York City with optional tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, sponsored by the University Student Centers. Tickets for the Radio City show are sold out but interested participants can email Sandi Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on a waiting list in the event that additional seats become available. Transportation-only tickets to New York City are still available and can be purchased at this University Student Centers website.
• Sunday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m., in the Hen Zone in the Perkins Student Center, 6th annual Recreation Tournament, sponsored by the University Student Centers. Students are invited to enjoy hot chocolate and snacks as spectators or competitors in billiards, table tennis, chess, foosball and cornhole. Registration is free and can be completed online at bit.ly/henzone, or in person at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Tournament participants can win prizes and the chance to compete in the annual Association of College Unions International (ACUI) regional tournament.
• Sunday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m., in Multipurpose Room A of the Trabant University Center, S’mores Indoors with the Student Centers Programming Advisory Board (SCPAB) and the Chocolate Club, featuring a variety of make-your-own crafts and s’mores.
• Monday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., in the Scrounge at Perkins Student Center, Holiday Happening with the University Student Centers, featuring performances by Vocal Point and the Rubber Chickens and a variety of holiday treats in celebration of Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas. Bamboo plants and a variety of prizes will be given away throughout the evening.
• Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Trabant University Center, Latkapaloozah with Kesher, UD Hillel, Israel U, KOACH, Project Change, Chabad, the Chainamics, Hillel Student Life, and more. This event features complimentary latkas and applesauce as well as performances by the Maccabeats, Vision, Zeta Phi Beta and Dark Arts Performing Dance Company.
• Saturday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m., at the Trabant University Center, bus trip to ski and snowboard at Blue Mountain, sponsored by the University Student Centers. This trip is open to UD students and includes round-trip transportation as well as an all-day lift ticket for just $40. Tickets can be purchased online at this University Student Centers website.
Article by Casey Impagliazzo