University of Windsor Hosts 15th Annual Celebration of Nations
The University of Windsor aims to highlight the different cultures of our campus community with an annual celebration of nations. It is a festival put together by the student body and various departments across campus. The event features performances from around the world, and approximately 15-20 booths, all put on by the students. Approximately 23 percent of The University of Windsor’s student body comes from nearly 100 different countries. The festival provides students the opportunity to learn about these different cultures by interacting with their own friends and classmates. https://youtu.be/TMHXdfvZZ_Y Event Co-chairs; Romi Saraswat (left), and Diane Luuhang
Windsor Symphony Orchestra hosts World Premier
Image credit: Capitol Theatre | Windsor Symphony OrchestraEducation & Community Partners (capitoltheatrewindsor.ca) The University of Windsor-based choir will perform with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra (WSO) at the Capitol Theatre, downtown this weekend. The concert is titled ‘World connections through Music’ and features the work of two noted performers. The first is the work by Iranian-British composer Farhad Poupel, titled ‘The Legend of Bijan and Manijeh’, drawn from a 10th century Persian epic poem titled Shahnameh. This weekend’s performance is its world premier. According to the WSO website, Farhad Poupel describes the structure as ‘the battle between dark and light’’
Maria Mediratta: From UWindsor student to Successful Artist
Maria Mediratta (she/her) is a 25-year-old freelance artist and educator who has been working in Windsor's Arts & Culture sector for approximately five years. In early March, the Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW) announced that Maria would be one of three emerging artists to participate in the Emerging Artist Residency program generously sponsored by the WindsorEssex Community Foundation.
When ‘Happy Holidays’ Isn’t So Controversial, After All: UWindsor Students and Windsorites Share their Holiday Traditions
‘Happy holidays’ has become a contentious expression in recent years. Certain conservative Christians in the US have framed it as representative of a “war on Christmas”, or some sort of attack on Christmas and Christianity. Think back to the 2015 controversy over Starbucks’ red holiday cups, which replaced the company’s more festive cups of previous years. This too was a sign of the “war on Christmas”, claimed various right-wing American Christians. Well, I’ve got some news for you. There is no trace of a “war on Christmas” at the University of Windsor. In this corner of the world, this “war”