“Cultural Showcase” Displays Diversity

Students Plan "Cultural Showcase"

Kris Delacruz of Pilipino Vocal rehearses (Codi Mills photo).

An international kaleidoscope of the visual and performing arts is planned for “The First Annual Cultural Showcase,” to be held 6 to 9 p.m. April 17 at the Student Union Barrett Ballroom.

Students Plan "Cultural Showcase"

Salzburg Scholars are collaborating with student artists and Spartan Shops on this “Cultural Showcase.”

The event is free and open to all SJSU community members. Even the refreshments will be on theme; Spartan Shops’ Street Eats will sell fusion tacos. 

We have students who will be performing traditional dances from China, Mexico and Eritrea, and students showcasing modern ballet, traditional Filipino music, German, Italian and French opera, and so much more,” said Mary Okin, ’15 Art History and Visual Culture, and a Salzburg Scholar.

San Jose State selects approximately a dozen students annually for the SJSU Salzburg Program. Scholars spend a week over the summer in Austria, where they attend an intensive global citizenship program. 

All scholars commit to promoting global citizenship right here on campus, and the 2013-2014 cohort is making good on its promise by collaborating to produce what the group hopes will become an annual event.

The showcase is a fabulous opportunity to learn about diversity at SJSU and celebrate our multicultural campus identity,” Okin said. “Everything in this event has been a collaborative effort by students and every student working on this project is a volunteer.”

The lead organizer is Erin Enguero, a kinesiology major, Salzburg Scholar and recipient of the 2012 William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.

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Apply Now for SJSU Salzburg Program

Apply Now for SJSU Salzburg Program

Apply Now for SJSU Salzburg Program

This could be you next summer! Here are the 2012-2013 SJSU Salzburg Scholars at Schloss Leopoldskron, home of the Salzburg Global Seminar (photo courtesy of Bill Reckmeyer).

The university will select 10 to 15 faculty, staff, and administrators to serve as SJSU Salzburg Program Fellows and 10 to 15 students to serve as SJSU Salzburg Scholars next year. After participating in orientation activities during the spring semester and attending an intensive week-long session on global citizenship at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria next summer, they will spend the following academic year working on collaborative projects to broaden awareness of critical global issues, promote connections throughout the University, and enhance our students’ abilities to live and work in an interdependent world.

Applications packages are due no later than Monday, October 29, and must be submitted online at the SJSU Salzburg website. For additional information, contact the program office.