MTSU’s Campus Is Exploding With Culture in April
By Shemar Barnett | Thurs., Mar. 28, 2019
MUFREESBORO, Tenn. (MTN) – Middle Tennessee State University continues to see a gradual increase in diversity within the student body. With that diversity, comes several cultural centered events taking place in the month of April.
Students at Middle Tennessee State are headset and broadcasting their culture the best way they know know. Three prominent heavily cultured based organizations on the campus are having their showcase shows in the month of April. The African Student Organization, The Caribbean Student Association, Indian Cultural Exchange and The Somali Student Association all have events booked for the month.
MTSU’s Indian Cultural Exchange will kick off the month of intercultural events on April 5th hosting “Holi” a festival of colors party at the Student Union Commons. They will provide snacks, music and lots of colors! The event will begin at 4 P.M. and the end of the festival is indefinite. The tickets are $5 and will be sold from March 28th through April 4th.
The following cultural event, A Night in Africa, will be on Friday, April 19th. This event is the third annual on MTSU’s campus. Last year saw a huge turnout and the organization is “hoping to see an even larger turnout” according to their president, Evelyne Misigaro. The event plans to showcase dance, music, fashion, art and event have a celebrity host! The event will run from 7-10 p.m. and it will be held in the JUB Tennessee Room. Tickets will be $5 for MTSU students and $10 for non-students.
On the same night at the Global Mall in Antioch, The Somali Student Association will be hosting Somali Night. There will be dance, music and a guest speaker, Dr. Osman Ali! Doors open at 6 P.M. and Students/Faculty of MTSU get in for free with their ID and for the general public, free admission will be granted with RSVP.
Rounding out the month for the cultural events will be the Caribbean Student Association. The will be hosting their 2nd Carnival. CSA is taking Carnival to bigger and better heights! The event will be held at the Dean Hayes Stadium with admission starting at $7 and others being $10. There will be food, performances, games and will also feature DJ Captain Yaadie. The month of April in terms of diversity on campus seems to be jam-packed!