Palm Beach Atlantic University received an Outstanding Multicultural Programming Initiative Award from the National Christian Multicultural Student Leadership Conference.
|Students representing PBA at the fall 2011 National Christian Multicultural Student Leadership Conference were, from left, Indira Bertarioni, Wendy Martinez, Israel Caceres, Jennifer Aguado and Lindsay Lowe.|
The $2,500 award has supported multicultural events and activities on campus during the current semester and will expand program options in the upcoming fall semester. The activities are designed to promote communication; to narrow and break down barriers; to promote campus diversity through cultural awareness programming; and to educate about the global community.
One of the spring activities was Got Culture? Week, which featured a different region of the world each evening and included food, music and cultural activities. Another of that week’s highlights was a performance by the Fushu Daiko Japanese Taiko Drummers and the DeLou Africa Dance Ensemble.
Among the activities proposed for fall 2012 are Week T-Meet, which will involve decorating and sharing culture through T-shirts, and cross-cultural speed meeting, during which students will quickly meet others who are different from themselves by asking and answering cultural awareness questions.
The Office of International and Multicultural Programs in the Center for Campus Connections oversees multicultural programs at PBA.