Multicultural Day highlights Lynn’s international flare with flags, foods and colors from around the world

The Morikami Museum’s “Taiko Drummers” to perform during outdoor festivities

Published Feb. 05, 2009

One of Lynn’s most colorful (and best attended) yearly events, Multicultural Day, will highlight the campus’ diverse population with various outdoor festivities to include: live music by the Morikami Museum’s “Taiko Drummers,” international foods from countries from around the world, and Lynn students sharing their cultures with the campus community. The Multicultural Day celebration will take place in two weeks from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the center of campus between the de Hoernle International Center and the Green Center.

As is customary at this regular showcase of nations and cultures, international students on the Lynn campus and students in the International Affairs Society will wear traditional garments while manning booths and tables displaying the flags, arts and other cultural items indicative of their homelands. The university will also provide foods of the world representing various regions including North America, Europe, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. “Multicultural Day serves as a reminder of all the different cultures that surround us every day,” said Mark Adamson, coordinator of Student Involvement. “The festival highlights both the unique cultures and the countries that Lynn’s students represent.” Watch a one-minute video from last year’s Multicultural Day on Lynn’s Facebook page.

This campus wide festival recognizes Lynn’s broad international mix of students. “This mix allows all students, both international and domestic, to have multicultural experiences," said Stefano Papaleo, director of international admissions. Representing students from 84 nations and 40 U.S. states, Lynn was again (for the third straight year) included in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings as the campus with the highest percentage of international students among master's degree-granting institutions in the South.