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In the news: UI students showcase their talents in a multicultural competition

November 4th, 2019

Dance group MPR performs during the Multicultural Showcase at the Iowa Memorial Union on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The event showcased performances from different cultural groups on campus. MPR won the first place prize with their dance routine.

Lauren White, The Daily Iowan

In a series of performances ranging from traditional South Asian dances to multicultural acapella, cultures from all of over the world were connected through a student-led showcase on Saturday filled with the sounds of different languages and music.

In collaboration between the Campus Activities Board and the University of Iowa Organization for the Active Support of International Students, students hosted a multicultural showcase to celebrate different forms of art across diverse cultures.

Mishma Nixon, a UI sophomore and cultural director of the Campus Activities Board, emphasized that the theme of the showcase was diversity and entertainment. The event was intended to not only highlight diverse cultural identities on campus, but also diverse forms of art — shown through sixteen different performances by both individuals and groups.