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Ohono of Polynesia
Clarion University–Venango Campus will kick off a week-long celebration of diversity with a full day of multi-cultural entertainment and events on Monday, September 13. All events will take place in the Robert W. Rhoades Center at the campus and are free and open to the public.

"Dare 2 Care" week was developed to encourage students, faculty, staff, and the community to think about, discuss, understand, and accept differences in people, and to promote respect, tolerance, and civility.
A cultural fair, featuring food, art, and music from around the world, will be held from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. This event is hosted in collaboration with the Clarion University International Association and regional cultural groups.

Simple Gifts, an award-winning trio that plays everything from lively Irish jigs and American reels to Balkan dance music and Scandinavian twin fiddling, will entertain from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The Wacongo Dance Company, an ensemble of master drummers, musicians, and dancers from the Republic of Congo, will perform the ancestral songs and dances of Central Africa with music from 400 ethnic groups from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Ohono of Polynesia will enchant audiences from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. with beautiful hula dancers, Tahitian dancers, Aloha lei greeters, Maori Poi Ball spinners, and Samoan fire knife dancers.

Clarion University–Venango Campus, located in Oil City, is the oldest regional campus in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The campus provides high-quality educational programs and personalized services to help students succeed. Students can begin any of Clarion University's 90+ bachelor's degrees at the Venango Campus, earn an associate degree, a bachelor's or master's degree in select areas, obtain a one-year certificate or participate in a variety of professional development and personal enrichment courses. The campus is home to Clarion University's School of Nursing and Allied Health, the Department of Applied Technology, and the Venango Department of Arts and Sciences. Clarion University?Venango Campus is committed to serving the needs of the community.

9/3/2010 3:50 PM

Clarion University–Venango Campus Offers “Dare 2 Care” Festivities to Celebrate Diversity