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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

"Reflections on March 11, 2011: Japan's Disasters and their Aftermath" Lecture

The University of Kentucky Anthropology Graduate Student Association (AGSA) presents Its 13th Annual  Distinguished Lecture Series:"Reflections on March 11, 2011: Japan's Disasters and their Aftermath"

Dr. Theodore Bestor
5:00-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014
President's Room (Singletary Center)
Reception Following in Art Museum until 9:00 p.m.

"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


Fulbright Info Session

Join Dr. Pat Whitlow, Director of External Scholarships on March 5 at 6:00 pm in 213 Funkhouser for a Fulbright Grant information session.

This opportunity allows students to travel abroad for one year after graduation to pursue graduate study, conduct research, English teaching assistantships. Students must be U.S. citizens to apply and have a bachelor’s degree by the beginning of the grant.

Ag Abroad Events

Throughout early March, Education Abroad will host the following events and information sessions, focusing on opportunities for UK College of Agriculture, Food & Environment (CAFE) students:

Cross Cultural Workshop

On Saturday, March 29th the International Center and Diversity Education & Community Building have partnered to host 2014's Cross Cultural Workshop. Join us for an excursion designed to promote positive interaction between international and domestic students at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.

U.N. Academic Impact Student Essay Contest

Many Languages One World   2013 - 2014 Essay Contest

Write an essay (2000 words or less) discussing the ideas of global citizenship and understanding the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these.  Your essay should reflect your academic, cultural and national context. 

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.


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