By Shelby Townsend
Campus Life is bringing a new event to campus, Cultural Explosion. The event will take place on Feb. 24, in Hillwood Commons at 6 p.m. According to Christopher Whitehead, Campus Life programming specialist, this is the first year the event is being held. It was created by Director of Campus Life, Michael Berthel.
Whitehead said that Berthel got the idea to bring Cultural Explosion to Post after meeting with students, and he “used to put on this event at his alma mater, Adelphi University.”
Caitlin Kennedy, a study abroad ambassador at Post, describes it as “a fun, informative event” with “games, food and music from various cultures as well as presentations by international students.” The activities will represent multiple cultures from around the world. Kennedy will be sharing her experiences while studying abroad.
The event will take place throughout Hillwood Commons in the East West Café, the shbowl and the lobby. “We wanted to focus on the fun aspect of culture,” Whitehead said.
Kennedy said she is excited to share her experiences while studying in Spain and Peru with other students. “I enjoy any opportunity I have to inspire other people to travel,” she said. “ This is a venue that allows them to experience other cultures to a degree while staying very close to home.”