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Student group will host annual Multicultural Festival


Illinois College’s Coalition for Ethnic Awareness (CEA) will offer an opportunity for the campus and community to learn about various international cultures represented on campus next week.

“Multicultural Festival: Celebrating Diversity at Illinois College” is a free event open to the public next Wednesday, April 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center Concourse. This is the fifth annual multicultural festival sponsored by the student group.

Students, faculty and staff will offer to the public informative displays, music and food of more than 20 international cultures. In addition, participants will partake in a competitive fashion and talent show displaying the traditional clothing corresponding to the culture with which they identify or study at Illinois College.

The mission of CEA is to promote racial and cultural harmony on the Illinois College campus, as well as provide an outlet for the student body to experience cultures different from their own. For more information about the free event, contact Jafar Qutob at
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Visit or call 217-245-3467 for more information.

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