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Posted on September 25, 2017

Liberal Arts Festival - October 5th in Manderino Library

Cal U will celebrate its College of Liberal Arts with a multicultural Fall Festival featuring performances, food, crafts and more.

Faculty presentations begin at 9:30 a.m., with indoor and outdoor festival activities scheduled from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 5 at various locations on campus.

Schedule of events

The festival is open to the entire Cal U community, including students, faculty and staff. Student groups from area school districts have been invited to the free event, and community members also are welcome.

The Fall Festival showcases a variety of cultures, including performances by Cal U’s Department of Music and Theatre, the Young and Gifted Gospel Choir, a cappella groups, and African, salsa and Latino bands.

Academic activities include a presentation about Egypt from Emad Hakim, the University’s second visiting Fulbright Foreign Language teaching Assistant in the Arabic language programs; a Chinese writing workshop; and student research presentations.

Visitors can try their hand at crafts projects, and samples of ethnic foods will be available at no charge throughout the day.

Political memorabilia

From 9:30-10:45 a.m., alumnus Stephen V. Russell will discuss “American Presidents: Celebrating Red, White and Blue,” his personal collection of political memorabilia, which will be on display in the gallery on the third floor of Manderino Library.

Russell is a historian, educator and consultant for ESPN Sports, Turner Classic Movies and Hofstra University’s nationally recognized presidential conference. His collection of JFK memorabilia is one of the largest in the world.

The exhibit also will be on view in the gallery Oct. 2-15; hours are noon-4 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and from 9-5 p.m. Saturday.

'Bullying Has No Borders'

At 11 a.m. Oct. 5 in Eberly Hall, Room 110, a panel presentation, “Bullying Has No Borders,” will feature Judge Theresa Dellick and other court officials from Mahoning County, Ohio. 

The discussion is sponsored by the political science, sociology and professional studies programs.

Join us

The Fall Festival is designed to celebrate the many facets of Cal U’s College of Liberal Arts, and to introduce future students and community members to the University. Admissions staff will be available to answer questions and lead campus tours.

Directions and campus map

Teachers who wish to bring a class, or others planning to attend as a group, should contact Fall Festival co-organizer Andrea Cencich at cencich_a@calu.edu or phone the Art and Languages Department at 724-938-4182 or 724-938-4246.