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UK LGBTQ* Welcome Back

On Thursday, August 28, the University of Kentucky LGBTQ* Task Force and Office for Institutional Diversity will host a Welcome Back event from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the Student Center Patio.

This event will connect UK faculty, staff and students and their allies with campus/community resources and highlight ways to get involved with the LGBTQ* community.  

The Annual Lexington Peace Fair Returns for its 8th year

Lexington's annual Peace Fair will return in it's 8th year, bringing together people and organizations to benefit the community. The fair will host live music, local food, games, workshops, art projects, and many other engaging activities! The Lexington Peace Fair promotes social and economic justice, building ecological resilience, preserving nature, teaching peace, and creating a more diverse and beautiful community.  

Economic Development Forum hosted by ONE

Join us for an exciting event Wednesday, April 2 at William T. Young Library. The University of Kentucky's ONE organization will host the Economic Development Forum to discuss global poverty, developing economically, and the role of advocacy.

The ONE organization is a student, faculty, and alumni alliance that joins together to take meaningful advocacy actions. This incredible organization urges political leaders to support programs that save lives and create sustainable futures in the developing world through action-oriented challenges.

Culture + Design

The Cultural Diversity Festival, the School of Interiors, and the College of Design have all partnered together to host "Culture + Design" This workshop will be taught by Faculty members of the School of Interiors.  

Refreshments will be provided!

Tuesday, March 25  12:00pm - 1:00pm

Niles Gallery located in the Fine Arts Library

 

Find out more about the College of Design at the School of Interiors at: http://www.uky.edu/design/  

Purim Festival: A celebration of Jewish culture

Please join us for an exciting celebration Thursday, March 27 at the Student Center. The Hillel-Jewish Student Organization and the Cultural Diversity Festival will host "Purim Festival: A celebration of Jewish Culture/." Purim is the celebration of the Story of Esther, who along with Mordecai foiled the Persian plot to kill the Jewish people. We will celebrate by exchanging gifts of food, learning about Jewish culture, and holding a festive party! A Jewish movie will also be shown.

Kosher Refreshments will be provided! 

Friday, March 28 7:00pm

"Be Christian!: Japanese Samurai Evangelizes America"

 

Join us Wednesday, March 12 as the Department of History presents "Be Christian! A Japanese Samurai Evangelizes America."

The lecture given by Gavin Campbell, a professor of history in the Graduate School of Global Studies at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, will discuss US-Japan contact and his most recent publications. Gavin Campbell received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Recently he has turned his attention to transpacific history, with an emphasis on US-Japan contact. 

Understanding Cultural Continuity in Korean Music Workshop

The Cultural Diversity Festival and the College of Fine Arts have partnered together to host "Understanding Cultural Continuity in Korean Music." This workshop, taught by Dr. Donna Lee Kwon, will introduce Korean music and facilitate its understanding by focusing on its unique characteristics. Come prepared to sing, dance, and tap the rhythms of Korean music. Refreshments will be provided!

Wednesday, March 12  12:00pm - 1:00pm

Niles Gallery located in the Fine Arts Library

 

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.

The Cultural Diversity Festival Returns to Celebrate the Richness of UK’s Campus

The Cultural Diversity Festival will celebrate UK and Lexington's global community through several events throughout the month of March.

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