Thursday, April 2, 2009

Contestants wait to hear which one of them will be crowned Miss Hispanic OU. The pageant was just one of  many multicultural events held this week. (Photo by Adam Greenlee)
OU Celebrates Diversity

The University of Oklahoma experienced many multicultural events this week's celebrations.

Students walking to class noticed a large tipi on the south oval. This was to mark the beginning of Native American Heritage Month. This celebration was just one of many on campus. Throughout the week, OU hosted many different events celebrating different cultures.On Tuesday, for example, Vietnite was hosted on the third floor of the Oklahoma Memorial Union. The night was filled with performances, education and food.    

On the second floor around the same time, The Miss Hispanic OU was being held. Five female students competed for the scholarship and title of Miss Hispanic OU where they performed and were judged based on their knowledge of the country they represent. Chinese/International Business Sophomore Bevon Rogers attended Miss Hispanic OU to cheer on his girlfriend Katherine Schober. He said that although he himself is not Hispanic, he enjoys events like these on campus. 

"It was pretty interesting to see each culture represented," Rogers said. "I'm not Hispanic, but I found it enlightening."

Native American Heritage month will continue throughout April. India Nite Live will be held Sunday April 5. 

Click here to hear Rogers opinion about Multicultural events on campus and the benefits they possess....

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