University to celebrate Harmony Day

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University to celebrate Harmony Day


Published on 21 March 2012

21 March 2012

The University of the Sunshine Coast will come alive with culture on Thursday 22 March as it celebrates Harmony Day.

USC’s Student Equity and Diversity Officer Marjorie Blowers said a mini international festival would be held from 10am-2pm at the University’s Chancellery building (Building C).

Ms Blowers said staff, students and visitors to the University could participate in origami workshops, henna body art, basket weaving, indoor cricket matches at USC’s Sports Stadium at noon, and an Amazing Race for students from 11am-1pm.

“USC celebrates Harmony Day to unite students from different backgrounds and share in the richness of their individual cultures,” Ms Blowers said.

“USC is very proud of its cultural population which represents more than 70 different nationalities.”

Ms Blowers said the festival would incorporate USC’s annual Global Opportunities (GO) Program Information Fair.

She said this fair would be a highlight for students wanting to study overseas while gaining credit toward their USC degrees.

“USC has student exchange partnerships with more than 70 institutions around the world and offers student grants to GO participants,” she said.

“The GO Program Fair will provide students with all the information they need to participate in this award-winning program.”

Students and staff are encouraged to wear orange on Harmony Day to signify unity.

— Michelle Widdicombe

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