Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Multicultural Show to follow new student commons ribbon cutting on March 30

Students enrolled in Daytona State College’s School of Modern Languages will demonstrate their skills during a Multicultural Show to be held Friday, March 30, at 2 p.m. on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Just prior to show time, college President Carol Eaton will host a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating the newly constructed student commons area located on the ground level of the Education Hall, where the multicultural performances will take place. The event is free and open to the public.
The show, produced by students and their tutors, will feature performances of short, comedic vignettes in Spanish, Portuguese and American Sign Language, as well as musical pieces performed in Spanish, Japanese, Italian and Portuguese.
Among the highlights of the afternoon will be Kristi Scaccia, a nationally recognized pianist and dually enrolled Daytona State and Spruce Creek High School student, who will perform several pieces. The college’s Modern Languages Department currently is conducting a raffle to help send Ms. Scaccia to Europe as part of the People to People student ambassador program. People to People is an organization founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Its mission is to bridge cultural and political borders through education and exchange. Ms. Scassia is among only 15 students from the Central Florida area selected to go on this trip and one of only two from the Daytona Beach area.
The grand prize in the raffle is a four-hour fishing trip for two donated by Off-Duty Charters that is valued at $250.
Other raffle prizes include a two-hour limousine ride for up to four people which has been donated by Sunset Limo, gift certificates to restaurants such as Tia Cori’s, Olive Garden and Rhokkoh’s Frozen Yogurt, and original artwork by Daytona State student Juanda Frazer. Raffle tickets are $1 each or $5 for six and will be available for purchase during the show.  For more information about the raffle, please contact Suzanne Stewart, senior professor of Modern Languages, at (386) 506-3540; email: STEWARS@daytonastate.edu.
The new student commons area was completed this spring and features a staging area where students can meet for small, open-air activities or social gatherings.  Its location is adjacent to the courtyard leading to the Lenholt Student Center to the east and the ECHO Clock Tower Plaza to the south. College officials currently are working with students to officially name the new commons area.
For more information regarding the event, please call (386) 506-4588.