Aug 24, 2014
By George E. Mauzy Jr.
In an effort to break the ice among multicultural students, Ohio University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host the inaugural Multicultural Student Expo at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.
The theme of the event is "Nyansapo," which is a West African word that means "Wisdom Knot." Attendees will enjoy music, food, prizes and a black Greek organization stroll.
The Athens Wal-Mart, who is the corporate sponsor of the event, will staff a table at the event with information about available positions and internships at the company.
Shari Clarke, Ohio University vice provost for diversity and inclusion, said the first-time event will allow multicultural students to meet new friends and learn more about the university's many academic and social offerings.
"Our purpose is to capture the multicultural students as soon as they arrive to campus so that they know what resources are available to them," Clarke said. "It's just a celebration of the students and a way to let them know that we are glad they are here."
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