Campus Events

by Michelle Abanez, communications intern
Last weekend Alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc and Black Caucus at VCU were just two of many organizations on campus hosting their final events of the semester.
Even though May is officially Asian Pacific-Islanders Month, students here at VCU wanted to make sure to celebrate the occasion before the semester was over. Throughout April the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs along with organizations such as the Chinese Student Association and Vietnamese Student Association have been hosting a number of events around campus.
Last Friday the ladies of Alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc at VCU hosted Passport to Asia: Culture and Heritage of Cambodia, China, Korea, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The event celebrated Asian culture, fashion and cuisine. Some traditional dishes on hand for the event included sushi, egg rolls and lo mien. I made sure to try it all!
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To see the full list of events celebrating Asian Pacific-Islanders Month visit http://www.omsa.vcu.edu/apim.html
On Sunday, Black Caucus at VCU welcomed all Rams to their Annual Unity Cookout out on the student commons plaza. The organization strives to enhance the social environment, political involvement and cultural awareness of students, faculty and staff at VCU.
The event was catered by Famous Dave’s and attracted quite the crowd! Students got the chance to choose between pulled chicken or pork sandwiches along with a side of coleslaw, potato salad and/or warm apples sauced in cinnamon and amaretto. Delicious!
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The event featured a silent auction for the Southwood Boys and Girls club of Richmond. A number of diverse art pieces were on display for all students to enjoy. The music, food, art and games served as the perfect study break for many students.
See what else Black Caucus at VCU has been up to by checking out their Facebook page!