Many HPU clubs are already organizing for two fall celebrations
of all the colorful cultures on campus. The second annual Intercultural
Day Preview on Fort Street Mall will be Nov. 1, and the state-organized,
two-day Cultural Arts District Festival Oct. 11 and 12.
HPU is a sponsor and supporter of the Cultural Arts District
Festival. Cultural performances and food and craft booths will
be underwritten by the city, which will provide a stage, sound
system, and booths.
Clubs and individuals interested in participating should call
the Student Life Office at 544-0277. The HPU Preview Day, a
precursor to the highly popular Intercultural Day, is sponsored
by the International Student Services office and the Council
The event will feature performances by the winners from the
last two years’ Intercultural Day dance teams, Japan and Korea.
Cultural exhibits by HPU’s international clubs will also line
Intercultural Day, held in the spring, is traditionally an
all-day event that includes dance performances and exhibit tables
that display everything from international foods and clothes
to cultural music and tools by many countries. Performing countries
compete for prize money that is awarded to the winning clubs.
The preview day is designed to encourage HPU students, from
107 countries, to participate in Intercultural Day. “This time
allows us to share with HPU and the downtown population, the
diversity of students at HPU,” said Ann Newton, Director of
International Student Services (ISS).
Clubs interested in exhibiting a table at the Preview Day can
sign up at the ISS Office in FHT 502. The ISS office is also
looking for individuals to orchestrate the main event that will
be held in the spring. For information call 544-0230.