To celebrate International Education Week, the University of Idaho International Programs Office organized an exhibit in the Reflections Gallery at the UI Commons last month. The exhibit included both photographs and cultural artifacts. Morgan Gardner, the organizer of the International Programs Office’s exhibit, said the displayed photographs were from the UI study abroad photo contest […]
As the year draws closer to the end, the Chinese Food Club met for the last time this year over a hearty meal of hot pot at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the 1912 Center. Hot pot is a traditional Chinese cuisine where a mixture of meat, vegetables and noodles are cooked in a steaming pot […]
With the Bangladesh national flag hung across the back of the stage, songs in Bengali resonating through the air and the Bruce Pitman Center International Ballroom filled with Moscow and UI community members, Bangladesh Night’s origin was obvious.
For all, Africa Night exemplified the diversity in African culture. For some, it exemplified a shift in African culture.
While candy and Halloween costumes sell out in stores across Moscow and the entire U.S., the University of Idaho Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is getting ready to celebrate a different kind of fall celebration.
Relationships between college students and their parents can vary widely, but Gabriella Garcia, a senior studying interior design and architecture, is lucky to have a strong relationship with her father.
University of Idaho Art and Design graduate students exhibited their artworks with a hint of light on campus this month in Ridenbaugh Hall. “Light Show” featured 10 different artists who created art with light through the exploration of materials or artworks they’ve been working on.
Members of campus and the community gathered in the University of Idaho Administration Building Auditorium to listen to a nationally renowned photographer present her work Oct. 11.
As homecoming decorations came down around campus, members of the Confucius Institute and the Moscow community came together for a different annual celebration.
Hidden within the Halloween decorations and changing of seasons, lies the one redeeming truth behind the coming of winter. Blessings be upon us, as the professional basketball season is right around the corner. Finally, the doldrums of the seven-month baseball season are coming to a close. The initial catharsis of football returning has worn […]
Plane tickets can be hard to come by on a college student budget, though wanderlust is common among students. Often, this demographic’s international experiences come from places closer to home. One such experience being offered this month is the Palouse French Film Festival.
Award-winning professor and dance coach Vincas Greene will give a class at the University of Idaho Friday, Sept. 29. Greene, founding director of Vytal Movement Dance Company in Spokane, said he hopes to bring a new form of dance to the community and inspire students to pursue their passions. “I want them to become curious […]
The International Film Series will finish 2017 with a bang, presenting a different independent, foreign film for each remaining month of 2017 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre.
University of Idaho students and locals gathered Wednesday in the Bruce M. Pitman Center to learn Japanese traditions. The UI Women’s Center and Office of Multicultural Affairs partnered to the host this event.
Most of Mexico does not celebrate Cinco de Mayo. In fact, only one of Mexico’s 31 states really considers it a holiday. Victor Canales spent part of his life growing up in Mexico and said he never really knew about Cinco de Mayo before coming to the U.S.
The dancer leaned to the side and slowly arched her arm away, fingers fixed in an ancient symbol. She smiled at her audience and stomped to the growing intensity of the music. She was one of many dancers who performed at India Night 2017 in the Bruce Pitman Center Saturday evening.
As the sound of the drums beat on, reverberating from one wall of the Kibbie Dome to the next, Native Americans from all over the Northwest and Canada joined together in honor of their native culture and traditions. The smell of fresh fry bread filled the air as the dancers swung their bodies in elegant […]
Shades of Black, a cultural event hosted by the University of Idaho Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and the Black Student Union, returned to campus Saturday for its 14th season. Kwapi Vengesayi, creator of the show, said Shades of Black explores and celebrates the different textures and dimensions of the multicultural experience through the performing […]
The fifth annual World Music Celebration opened successfully at the University of Idaho University Auditorium on Friday night. Three guest musicians Magda Giannikou, Navin Chettri and Habib Iddrisu joined in this two-day celebration. In this opening gala, Magda Giannikou, a Greek singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, and dancer, and Navin Chettri, a vocalist, composer, percussionist, and […]
The countries of Greece, Ghana and Nepal don’t seem like they have much in common. Separated by continents, the people don’t speak the same language, and the cultures are very different, but they all share one thing — expression through music. The universal language of music connects each country, and the World Music Celebration, sponsored […]
In 1997, a bizarre man wearing a gladiator-style mask began rapping at open mic nights all over Manhattan. He called himself Metal Face DOOM and people never saw his face or learned his real name. Hip-hop is obsessed with authenticity and narrative. Rappers broadcast their hometowns, reflect on their rise from poverty and emphasize their […]
Gyasi Ross said he looks at life as a series of stories, and people can either accept or challenge those narratives. “Stories are the most powerful thing in the world,” Ross said. “If you can change a story, you can change the world.”
Upbeat, African dance music filled the International Ballroom of the Bruce Pitman Center Saturday for Africa Night. The night of food, drumming and dance is organized annually by the African Students Association (ASA). The theme for Saturday’s event was Litawhid, Africa. “Litawhid” is Arabic for unite.
The sounds of drums, voices and bells resonated against the walls of the Bruce Pitman Center Friday for the Tribal Flag Dedication Ceremony.
Dami Olapa came to the University of Idaho two years ago from Nigeria, and said she still learns new things about Africa during Africa Night.