Multicultural Week 2010

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Please join us Sunday, March 21 – Sunday March 28 as we celebrate Multicultural Week at St. Ambrose University. Throughout the week we’ll take a thorough look at life and customs in diverse areas of the globe through performances, games, and events. Here’s what you have to look forward to:

Multicultural Week Schedule of Events
(Events held at or sponsored by the SAU Library in green) :

Throughout the Week
Photo Contest: Around the World in a Snapshot

SAU Library 2nd Floor
Faculty, staff and students will exhibit photos from around the world.  Winners will be announced in April.
Sponsored by Center for International Education & Library

Ambrose Around the World
Cosgrove Cafeteria
Have you met SAU’s international students? Stop by Cosgrove Dining Hall to see pictures and read short biographies about our international students who study at St. Ambrose.
Sponsored by Department of Nursing

Sunday, March 21
International Food Fest: Germany

4:30-6 pm, Cosgrove Cafeteria
Join us for an international feast of cuisine from Germany. There is no extra cost for students with a meal plan; cost for faculty, staff and others is $6.50.
Sponsored by Sodexo

Monday, March 22
Henna Tattoos

11:45 am – 1 pm, Cosgrove Cafeteria
Interested in a henna tattoo or two? Artists will be on hand during lunch.
Sponsored by Campus Recreation & Intercultural Life

International Food Fest: Spain
10:45 am – 1:30 pm, Cosgrove Cafeteria
No extra cost for students with a meal plan.  Cost for faculty, staff and others is $6.50.
Sponsored by Sodexo

Fighting Bee Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Martial Arts demonstration
7 pm, BeeHive
One of the newest recognized student organizations on campus will give a brief history on Jiu-Jitsu, a martial arts having historical ties to both Greece and Japan, followed by a live demonstration.
Sponsored by the Department of Student Activities

Tuesday, March 23
What did you say? (Sign language class)

Noon – 1 pm, SAU Library, lower level
Interested in knowing a little sign language? Pastor Tim Eckert, Word of God Lutheran Church for the Deaf (1122 W. Central Park Ave, Davenport) will be giving a brief introductory lesson to sign language.
Sponsored by Intercultural Life

International Food Fest:  Italy
4-6:30 pm, Cosgrove Cafeteria
No extra cost for students with a meal plan.  Cost for faculty, staff and others is $6.50.
Sponsored by Sodexo

FILM FEST: “The Great Match”
6:30 pm, Rogalski Center, Ballroom
Selected by the Berlin International Film Festival, the adventures of three soccer fans from different countries that come together to watch the 2002 World Cup final. Popcorn will be provided.  Please bring your own non-alcoholic drink. English subtitles. 88 minutes.
Sponsored by Library & Sodexo

Spinning and Knitting for Social Responsibility
7 pm, Library Lower Level
Robin Anderson, Janette Ryan-Busch from Fae Ridge Farm and others present demonstrations, displays and items for sale.
Sponsored by the Migration Project, SAU Knitting/Crochet Club, Ambrosians for Peace and Social Justice


Wednesday, March 24
Wacky Wednesday: Find the Flag

Noon-2 pm, Cosgrove Hall, lower level
Try to figure out which flag belongs to which country.
Sponsored by Campus Recreation

International Food Fest:  France
10:45 am – 1:30 pm, Cosgrove Cafeteria
No extra cost for students with a meal plan.  Cost for faculty, staff and others is $6.50.
Sponsored by Sodexo


Kids Against Hunger Quad Cities

7 pm, Christ the King Chapel, Gathering Space
Join Ambrosians for Peace & Justice help package food for Haiti. Money collected from Fast Fest, the annual 30 hour fast, will purchase dried food, vitamins and minerals and be packaged on campus. Each package will feed 6 people and costs $1.25. All are welcome.
Sponsored by Ambrosians for Peace & Justice and Campus Ministry

Irish American Songs from Old New York
7 pm, Rogalski Center Ballroom
The lecture is named in honor of one of the world’s foremost historians of Ireland and Irish America, Dr. Lawrence J. McCaffrey.  A 1949 graduate of St. Ambrose, Dr. McCaffrey was one of the three co-founders of the American Conference for Irish Studies. Mick Moloney delivers the McCaffrey Chair Lecture.
Sponsored by Irish Studies, as part of the Migration Project


Thursday, March 25

Multicultural Bagel Thursday
7:30-10:30 am, Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Lounge
One of the best Bagel Thursdays of the year, Danish pastries, apple strudel, breakfast burritos, Asian pear pastry and bagels create a multicultural breakfast feast that students won’t want to miss. Enjoy the complimentary fare and learn a little about the history of these foods.
Sponsored by Community Advocacy & Recreation Society (CARS)

Between Barack and a Hard Place: Challenging Racism, Privilege and Denial in the Age of Obama
10:30-11:20 am, Augustana College, Centennial Hall
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S., and has been called, “One of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation,” by best-selling author and Professor Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown University. Wise has provided anti-racism training to teachers nationwide, and has trained physicians and medical industry professionals on how to combat racial inequities in health care. He has also trained corporate, government, entertainment, military and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions.

International Food Fest: Greece
10:45 am – 1:30 pm, Cosgrove Cafeteria
No extra cost for students with a meal plan. Cost for faculty, staff and others is $6.50.
Sponsored by Sodexo

Wilbur Symposium on the Christian Tradition and Non-Violence
7 pm, Rogalski Center, Ballroom
The Wilber Symposium is made possible through a gift from Charles K. and Mary Ellen Wilber, of South Bend IN. Charles Wilber is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The Wilbers are supporters of the Peter Claver Catholic Worker House in South Bend and other peace and social justice initiatives.
Sponsored by Department of Philosophy & Department of Theology

Needlework Samplers and their Samples
7 pm, Library Lower Level
Eunice Schlichting, Curator, Putnam Museum will speak on migration and embroidery.
Sponsored by the Migration Project

Friday, March 26
Celtic Prayer Service

2:30 pm, Christ the King Chapel
All are welcome to join in a Celtic Prayer Service in Christ the King Chapel on Friday, March 26 at 2:30 pm. The service will highlight several aspects of Celtic Spirituality including music, meditation, and an explanation of the Celtic Cross.
Sponsored by Campus Ministry

International Food Fest:  Thailand
4-6 pm, Cosgrove Cafeteria
No extra cost for students with a meal plan.  Cost for faculty, staff and others is $6.50.
Sponsored by Sodexo

“A memory, a monologue, a rant & a prayer”
7:30 pm, Rogalski Center, Ballroom
Readings about violence against women – angry, tragic, funny and beautiful – will create a true and profound portrait of this issue’s effect on all people.  This show is intended for a mature audience.  Admission is $8 (adults), $5 students.  All proceeds from event will benefit local agencies working to stop violence against women.
Sponsored by Triota, the Women’s Studies Honor Society

Live @ the Lounge
7:30 pm, Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Lounge
The talent within our community is amazing (comics, musicians, poets, actors, jugglers, mimes, ventriloquists, etc.) and this kind of atmosphere gives students a safe and welcome opportunity to perform.
Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB) and Department of Music

Saturday, March 27
Freeman Pollard Minority Scholarship Day

9 am – 1 pm, Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Lounge
Prospective and transfer undergraduate minority students are encouraged to learn more about this scholarship and opportunities at St. Ambrose. The scholarship is named after Dr. Freeman Pollard, a St. Ambrose University political science professor from 1979-1988 and civil rights activist.
Sponsored by the Admissions Office

International Food Fest: South America
4:30-6 pm, Cosgrove Cafeteria
Join us for an international feast of cuisine from South and Central America. There is no extra cost for students with a meal plan; cost for faculty, staff and others is $8.
Sponsored by Sodexo

Trivia Night
7-10 pm, Rogalski Center, Ballroom
Know someone that has all the answers? Gather a 6-8 person team for 10 rounds of 10 questions each on a variety of topics. Players can bring snacks. Beverages are available for purchase. Reserve a table by calling (563) 333-6290 or visit the Alumni website. Proceeds benefit Alumni Association Welch Scholarship and the Children’s Campus.
Sponsored by Alumni Association and the Children’s Campus

Sunday, March 28
Diversity Fest
Noon-6 pm, Rogalski Center Ballroom
Cultural diversity fun for families and people of all ages, this international celebration will include music and dance demonstrations, food from around the world, children’s activities and crafts, international displays and more.  Adults $3, SAU students (with ID) and children under the age of 12 admitted FREE!
Hosted by BeeGlobal & Center for International Education

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