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iWorld showcases campus diversity

By Ashley Williams
Asst. Around the Campus Editor

April 19, 2012


Photo by Kyra Ruivo
Students sample foods from different cultures during "A Taste of iWorld" in the UC Annex on April 4.

The Office of Multicultural and Minority Affairs hosted their 15th annual "A Taste of iWorld" event on April 4, which drew an audience of 75 people and 25 participants.

Miss Black North Carolina 2012 Pia Jessup was the mistress of ceremonies for the event.

Jessup graduated from UNCP in 2009 with a bachelors' degree in Nursing.

Miss UNCP 2012 Jocelyn Hunt sang the Etta James song "At Last" to start off the event.

Miss Indian North Carolina 2012 Layla Locklear performed a medley of Native American songs at the event.

Members of the Muslim Student Association performed a traditional Palestinian dance.

After their performance, they taught the dance to Jessup, Hunt, a group of International students and OMMA Administrative Support Associate Lisa Bullard.

The Muslim Student Association also had a table at the event that advertised their upcoming talent show.

Their talent show is scheduled to be held on April 20 in the Chavis University Center.

Admission for the talent show is $3. The admission will go towards helping underprivileged kids and feeding families.

The program consisted of various displays from UNCP students, faculty, staff and community.

The event also had chicken wings, Domino's pizza and a variety of dishes from the Muslim Student Association.

Students Beaullah Chanakira and Brittany Strothers performed a traditional African Dance routine.

Student Kimberlee Stepp represented PR Synergy at the event.

She helped advertise PR Synergy's Walk a Mile for Autism event that took place April 15.

The Autism walk was held at Reid Ross Classical High School's Daskyll Stadium.

At their table, the Native American Student Organization handed out information about their organization and upcoming events.

They also advertised their upcoming Pow Wow in honor of the University's 125th Anniversary Celebration.

The Pow Wow is scheduled for April 19 on the University Center Lawn between the UC and the Jones PE Building.

The Association of Campus Entertainment had a table at the event.

They had a poster board that advertised their Spring Fling week, which runs April 16-20.

The Latin American Student Organization had a table that showcased the different aspects of Hispanic Culture.

They also had an interest form at their table that people could sign for more information on LASO.

Students Krystal Dean and Riley Gary advertised their UNCP radio show, "The Level."

Their radio show airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on WNCP Radio The Hawk.

At their table, the School of Graduate Studies handed out information about the graduate school and the programs they offer.

Their table also had free ink pens and hand sanitizer.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, the Office of Multicultural and Minority Affairs, the D. F. Lowry House Bed and Breakfast and the African Student Organization also had tables at the event.

The event was moved into the University Center Annex because the weather forecast had originally called for rain.

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