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October 17, 2013

SCC Festival celebrating world’s cultural diversity


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Also in Stoner is an exhibit on Kenya by Roberta Barbalace, a London campus faculty member who recently visited the African nation.
Wilson said another standout of the festival should be an exhibit on Native American culture by Necha Williams, available for viewing all day in the Learning Commons Center. 
SCC student ambassadors will, for the first time, be wearing clothing from all different corners of the world that have been loaned to the college from people in the community. Wilson called it “an all-day-long mini-fashion show.”
Other highlights are a new yoga demonstration at 9:30 a.m. in Meece Auditorium with Nancy Phelps, the Big Maracas Band at 11:30 a.m. on the outside stage, coming from Lexington to play Mexican music, and the University of Kentucky Alumni Association Lake Cumberland Club talking about international travel at 9 a.m. in the Student Commons Corridor.
Returning favorites include the Parade of Nations, led by bagpipers Bart Davidson and Jack Lewis, along with the opening ceremonies.
At 1:30 p.m., John Fryman will return to twirl the fire poi, a unique show of coordination and dazzling pyrotechnics, and certified Zumba instructor Teresa Hail will be on the outside stage at 10:30 to teach the popular exercise. Chef Mete Sergin, who teaches culinary arts for SCC, will be providing a taste of pumpkin-based food from around the world at 1:30 p.m. in the student grill. Also in the eating space at 10:30 a.m. will be a demonstration on how to write Chinese characters, and after that, an international lunch catered by the culinary arts students.
Elsewhere in the Student Commons Building, visitors can make their own Brazilian Carnivale masks with Dominic Rodriguez and Dini Melgoza at 10:30 a.m., learn about Uganda, Germany, and Bangladesh in different presentations throughout the day, and take in the fashion show by the school’s cosmetology department. 

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