Festival Celebrates Cultural Diversity

Contact: Kelley Bozeman

 

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“The Cultural Diversity Festival facilitates a strong awareness of UK’s diversity. The events throughout the week are inclusive, regardless of sex, age, race, ability or ethnicity."

-- Patricia Terrell,
vice president for student affairs
University of Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2004) -- The 16th University of Kentucky Cultural Diversity Festival will highlight the university’s diversity with displays, events and cultural shows. This year’s festival will be held Feb. 16-28.

“The Cultural Diversity Festival facilitates a strong awareness of UK’s diversity. The events throughout the week are inclusive, regardless of sex, age, race, ability or ethnicity,” said Patricia Terrell, vice president for student affairs. Her office sponsors the annual event.

Highlights of this year’s festival include:

  • Diversity Festival Kickoff, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 16, 214 Student Center, William T. Young Library and Lexington Community College. The Cultural Diversity Festival Committee will officially kickoff the university’s two-week celebration of its collective diversity with free food, entertainment and information on the festival’s activities and events.
  • World Pastry Café, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Feb. 16-20, 245 Student Center. Room 245 Student Center receives a magical transformation from multipurpose meeting room to a lovely eatery. Among the traditional items to be sold are tortes, eclairs, grenache and quiche.
  • A Taste of Our World, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Feb. 18, Student Center Grand Ballroom. The UK community can share in the celebration of our collective diversity at this event. A diverse menu of cultural-rich food items representing six continents is planned. Tickets will be sold to purchase individual samples or servings of the dishes (Diner and Plus accounts accepted).

For a complete list of events, visit the Web site.


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