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Cultural diversity at ACU

The Office of Student Success and the Student Association at the Brisbane and Strathfield campuses have found innovative ways to celebrate cultural diversity.

Classical piano, Greek Zorba dancing and untraditional Rwandan dancing, along with rock, folk and reggae music featured at the recent Cultural Diversity Night in Strathfield.

Strathfield Campus Life Coordinator, Lisa Boys, said: "The evening was a wonderful celebration of diversity, with seven acts taking the stage to represent the cultural backgrounds of staff and students."

Mounties Café catered a free barbeque after the celebrations.

The Multi-Cultural Carnival held at the Brisbane Campus recently was another opportunity for students to share their culture and learn about others.

The day's proceedings were formally introduced by Bishop Joseph Oudeman, a bishop of Brisbane. Keeping with the theme of the day, Bishop Oudeman humorously told the crowd that his name translates to "old man" in Dutch.

Crowds were also entertained by song, dance and musical performances, as well as various market stalls and a free barbeque.