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Cultural Diversity Festival Workshops


Students attending any of the Cultural Diversity Workships can enter a drawing for an an iPad, Kindle, Beats headphones and a $100 giftcard for the UK Bookstore. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 1.

The workshops:

Cultural Differences between German and American Universities: Kaffeestunde
Tuesday, March 11,
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., in the Max Kade German House (212 E. Maxwell Street) in the 1st floor Dining Room.

Have you ever thought about German culture? Do you want to know some cultural differences between colleges in Germany and the US? Are the grades any different? How are the teachers in Germany? The classes? College life? Dorms? Come to Kaffeestunde (Hour of Coffee) to hear about Germany's culture! Refreshments will be provided.

Hosted by the German Department and sponsored by the Cultural Diversity Festival

Understanding Cultural Continuity in Korean Music
Wednesday, March 12
12:00 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m., in the Niles Gallery located in the Fine Arts Library

In this lecture/workshop, Dr. Donna Lee Kwon will introduce Korean music and facilitate its understanding by focusing on its unique characteristics. She will discuss traditional folk genres such as p'ungmul drumming, p'ansori, and folksongs but also bring out cultural continuities in Korean popular music as well. Come prepared to sing, dance and tap the rhythms of Korean music. 

Hosted by the College of Fine Arts and sponsored by the Cultural Diversity Festival

German Slang: Kaffeestunde
Thursday, March 27
3:30 p.m.  - 4:30 p.m., in the Max Kade German House (212 E. Maxwell Street) in the 1st floor Dining Room.

Want to learn about German idioms, slang and different expressions? When does one use a German idiom?  Where do they come from? Why do we use these? Come to Kaffeestunde (Hour of Coffee) to find out.  Refreshments will be provided.

Hosted by the German Department and sponsored by the Cultural Diversity Festival

How to Tie A Sari
Thursday, March 27
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 P p.m., in the Student Center Small Ballroom

This workshop will teach students how to tie the traditional Indian woman dress, the sari. Once students learn how to tie a sari, there will be a small competition to see who can tie their sari the fastest. Refreshments will be provided.

Culture + Design by Faculty members of the School of Interiors
Tuesday, March 25
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., in the Niles Gallery located in the Fine Arts Library
Refreshments will be provided.

Hosted by the School of Interiors and the College of Design and sponsored by the Cultural Diversity Festival

Purim Festival: A celebration of Jewish culture
Friday, March 28
7:00 p.m., in the CATS Den in the Student Center

Join the University of Kentucky Hillel and Jewish Student's organization for their Purim celebration! 

Purim is the celebration of the Story of Esther, who along with Mordecai foiled the Persian plot to kill the Jews. This holiday is a festive one and a celebration of Jewish culture. To celebrate we exchange gifts of food (mishloach manot) and hold a festive party. We invite all members of the Kentucky campus to come celebrate this festive holiday, and learn more about Jewish culture and Jewish life on the Kentucky Campus. Kosher Refreshments will be provided. All people are welcome to attend. A Jewish movie will be shown.

Hosted by the Hillel-Jewish Student Organization and sponsored by the Cultural Diversity Festival.

The workshops are part of the Cultural Diversity Festival which promotes cultural awareness to the UK campus and Lexington community. The festival is devoted to highlighting the wealth of diversity represented at UK and strives to engage all students, faculty and staff, as well as the Lexington community, through fostering dialogue, encouraging new experiences and promoting unity.