Bubble tea, anyone? That’s what guests at Lincoln Christian University’s (LCU) annual International Cultural Fair got a sip of on February 21, 2014 at the campus student center. More than 100 students, faculty and their families attended the event in the Warehouse that recognized and honored the diverse heritages on LCU’s campus.
“It was a packed house,” said LCU Student Development Office Manager, Lauren Grenlund.
Visitors to the fair browsed the booths and learned traditions of China, Haiti, Scotland, and Tanzania. A smorgasbord of exotic food samplings at the event included fruit salad and arrowroot cookies, chapati bread, rice pilaf, mandazi, chai, sticky toffee pudding, and yes, bubble tea with dumplings.
“I think the students and faculty really enjoyed talking about all of the unique countries,” said exhibitor, Catlin Donato, “and the food was probably the highlight of all the talk.”
Poster and booth exhibits showcased a range of customs and landmarks including Tanzania’s national parks and wildlife.
Students representing China drew applause as they performed a song-and-dance presentation to worship music in both English and Chinese.