JACKSON, Tenn. – March 7, 2012 – To promote cross-cultural communication and to celebrate cultural diversity, Union University will hold its third annual CultureFest March 9.
The event will feature student displays, authentic cultural cuisine in the Brewer Dining Hall, a chapel address by Tite Tiénou of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and musical performances in Barefoots Joe.
Tiénou, senior vice president of education and dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, will speak at 10 a.m. in G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel. Tiénou is the author of several books and articles, including “The Theological Task of the Church in Africa” and “Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology.”
At 11:30 a.m., the main hallway of the Student Union Building will be filled with a variety of cultural displays by students, faculty and staff representing different cultures and regions of the world. Using artwork, artifacts, clothing, music and food samples, these displays will offer glimpses and tastes of the cultural diversity that exists in the Union community, with 44 states and 33 countries represented.
Musical performances representing various cultures will also take place in Barefoots Joe from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
The event is sponsored by Union’s Intercultural Community Council.
Due to inclement weather, all Union campuses will be closed on Friday, March 6, with all classes canceled.
The wellness center will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., and the aquatic center will be open from 1-3 p.m.
Friday's Preview Day has been canceled.
Brewer Dining Hall will be open from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Friday. The Lex will be closed. No breakfast will be served.