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Student organizations celebrate an array of cultures

St. Kate's students celebrated the diversity of the University in the fall, as they shared each other's company through the months of October and November at various cultural celebrations on the St. Paul campus.

Though cultural events are held throughout the year at St. Kate's, some of the highlights of the fall semester included:

• Learn to Dance the Dandiya, hosted by St.  Catherine’s International Student Organization (SCISO) on Oct. 14, 2011. The dance is performed in celebration of Navratri, a Hindu festival of worship and dance.

• Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, hosted by St. Kate's Latina Student Association on Nov. 4, 2011.

• Africa Night, a night celebrating cultures from African countries, hosted by St. Catherine’s International Student Organization (SCISO) on Nov. 12, 2011.

• Noor al Amar, hosted by the Muslim Student Association on Nov. 16, 2011. The event was an interactive, educational celebration of Muslim culture and Islam. 

• Celebrasia, an event celebrating cultures from Asian countries, hosted by the Asian Women's Association on Nov. 19, 2011.

St. Catherine University also participated in International Education Week, offering more than a week full of opportunities for international and cultural education on both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campus from Nov. 10 to Nov. 19, 2011. During that time, international students Sanah Somro, Saadia Sabir and Sahar presented information about their home country of Pakistan, and international students Dana Al-Eman and Zain Jarrar shared information about Jordan and Palestine, their home countries.

Nov. 23, 2011 by Melissa Kaelin

See also: Leadership, Social Justice, Students