19 April 2013
From tai chi to bush tucker to Indonesian art, University of the Sunshine Coast students will enjoy a cultural smorgasbord at the annual USC Harmony Day on Tuesday 23 April.
With the theme ‘Celebrating our Multicultural Nation’, activities will be open to the public and run from 10am to 2pm at the Sippy Downs campus.
Fine foods, music and entertainment will be on offer at USC’s cafes and Art Gallery Piazza.
There will be Japanese, Balinese, Indian and Indonesian art workshops and displays along with Indigenous bush tucker tasting.
USC Student Equity and Diversity Officer Marjorie Blowers said people could attend tai chi workshops (at 10am, 11am and 2pm) or traditional gamelan music workshops (at 10.30am and 1pm).
While USC brings the world to its students on campus, students can also find out how to speak the world’s languages or see the world as part of their USC degrees.
An information fair featuring the University’s GO (Global Opportunities) program and USC Languages will form part of Harmony Day.
Ms Blowers said USC’s culture was strengthened by hundreds of International students representing more than 70 different nationalities.
Media are invited to attend USC Harmony Day events from 10am to 2pm at the Art Gallery Piazza.
— Julie Schomberg