CAMPUS ALERT: Due to the weather, all evening classes at CSB and SJU are canceled. The LINK bus will run on its regular schedule until 5 p.m. and then every hour on the hour for the remainder of the evening, weather permitting. Pre-scheduled campus and community events and college/university sponsored events scheduled at off campus locations may continue at the discretion of the divisional VP.
Festival of Cultures to be held Nov. 2 at CSB
October 30, 2013
The 16th annual Festival of Cultures will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Clemens Field House, Haehn Campus Center, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, Minn.
Festival of Cultures celebrates and recognizes the diversity at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University through student performances, cultural displays, food sampling and a fashion show. The event is free and open to the public.
Festival of Cultures 2012 had 39 booths and featured student performances-traditional African, Bahamian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Japanese and Vietnamese dances, as well as Latino and Vietnamese songs.
This year, 35 cultures will be represented at 35 booths including Bahamas, Belize, Chile, China, Ethiopia, Japan, Poland, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
Many of the presenters will come dressed in clothing native to their culture and serve samples of traditional cultural food.
The festival also includes students from the United States who have strong affinity to other countries, as well as varying cultures within the U.S. It is sponsored by the Intercultural and International Student Services Office.