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March 20: 'Beauty of Cultures'

Ethnic entertainment featured from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in celebration of multiculturalism.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-8-2013

Mankato, Minn. – More than 25 individuals or group performers will sing, dance and perform a variety of types of ethnic entertainment in a “Beauty of Cultures” celebration that will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 in the Hearth Lounge, located in Minnesota State University’s Centennial Student Union.

The event, free and open to the public, is intended as an opportunity for university students, faculty and staff as well as the surrounding Mankato community to meet and celebrate multiculturalism. Refreshments will be served.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences as well as the Department of Institutional Diversity at Minnesota State Mankato.

For more information, including times of performances by different groups, please contact Vang Xiong, assistant professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies, by phone at 507-389-5874 or by email at

Among the participants or sponsors of the event are: the BioFreaks Dance Group; Student Affairs; the Mulan Dancers, Nkauj Ntxuam Dej; Black Student Union; Multicultural Affairs; Institutional Diversity; Dao Lan Dance Studio; Somerica Student Union; Ethnic Studies Department; Hmong Student Association; International Student Association; Ethnic Studies Student Organization; Opportunity Access Success Intercultural Service; and the Elizabeth & Wynn Kearney International Center.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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