LEWISTON, Idaho – The campus of Lewis-Clark State College hosts the school’s annual Multicultural Week Sept. 22 – 26. The events are coordinated by the LCSC International Programs Office, bringing together people of various beliefs and backgrounds to celebrate cultural diversity and cultivate mutual understanding.
The public is encouraged to participate in the activities and events throughout the week. All of the events and activities are free.
On Monday, Sept. 22, a Student Involvement Fair will take place outside the Student Union Building from 12 noon – 2 p.m. It is an interactive fair which includes activities organized by LCSC student clubs and other groups. Attendees can learn how to write their name in another language. College clubs participating include the Anthropology Club, the Spanish Club, the International Club, the Native American Club, and Organizacion de estudiantes Latino Americanos (Organization of Latin American Students).
Tuesday features the Native American Friendship Lunch, a lunch prepared by members of the LCSC Native American Club, which is sponsoring the lunch. The lunch takes place from 11.30 p.m. – 1.15 p.m. at the Pi’ a mkinwaas, located at 1112 7th Street. Also on Tuesday is the week’s keynote address by Dr. Lauren M Connolly, Assistant Professor of English at LCSC. Dr. Connolly will speak at 1:30 p.m. in the Clearwater Room of the Williams Conference Center. Her address is titled Women in the Middle East: Addressing the Myths of Religion, Culture, and Daily Life.
On Wednesday, the International Programs Office will be hosting an open house in the basement of Reid Centennial Hall. Visitors will be able to meet the staff, see Language students in classrooms, and view students learning using the DynEd online program.
Thursday evening features the always popular Food and Culture Night from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Williams Conference Center. It’s a multicultural and international food potluck. LCSC students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members, are welcome to come and share a dish or snacks from around the world. The evening includes entertainment.
A soccer tournament on Friday wraps up the week. It will be held on the LCSC Library lawn at 2 p.m. Anyone interested in participating can sign up at the International Programs Office in Reid Centennial Hall, Room 23. Players of all abilities are welcome to play and spectators are encouraged to attend.