African Student Association Week Long Cultural Extravaganza

Nov. 11, 2008

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

African food, cultural dancing and African fashion are only a few of the events that will be showcased during the 10th annual Cultural Extravaganza "There's No Place Like Home" celebrating African Culture Week sponsored by the African Student Association (ASA). The celebration will take place throughout the week Monday, Nov. 10, to Saturday, Nov. 15, on the Baylor University campus.

On Monday, Nov. 10, the Baylor community can enjoy complimentary cake as ASA kicks off African Culture Week with "Cake in the SUB" from noon. to 3 p.m. in the Bill Daniel Student Center (SUB) on the Baylor campus.

The celebration will continue on Tuesday, Nov. 11, with "A Taste of Africa" featuring free homemade samples of African food from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the SUB.

On Wednesday, Nov. 12, the ASA African Exhibit with more about Africa and the various countries represented at Baylor will be on display from 11 to 3 p.m. in the SUB.

A competitive "Cultural Extravaganza" dance and fashion show between ASA members traveling from different schools from Texas and Oklahoma will be held on Friday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in Waco Hall on the Baylor campus. Admission is free.

The "Cultural Extravaganza" competition continues with the different schools presenting their interpretation of African drama and spoken word on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 11a.m. in Waco Hall. Admission is free. ASA will end African Culture Week with the 10th annual Jazz Banquet featuring Dr. David Ngong presenting "There's No Place Like Home" at 7 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center in the Hankamer School of Business. During the banquet, the winners will be awarded their prizes for the various competitions held throughout the week.

Ngong, a lecturer in African studies, Baylor Interdisciplinary Core and religion at Baylor, is originally from Cameroon, Africa. Ngong received his bachelor's degree in theology from the University of South Africa in Pretoria, South Africa, and his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Yaounde, Cameroon. He received a doctorate in religion from Baylor and a masters of divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary.

Tickets for the banquet are $20 and can be purchased at the ticket office in the SUB.

For more information concerning African Culture Week, please contact Omari Head (254) 710-6948.

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