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ORU Hosts 14th Annual Cultural Event

Chandler Elmore '14

Cultural eventOral Roberts University hosted the 14th annual Cultural Event on Monday, February 25, 2013 in Zoppelt Auditorium.  During the event students, faculty and staff as well as members of the Tulsa community gathered for a global celebration of diversity.

Speakers included Mr. Stephen Loi, pastor for Victory Christian Center’s International and Native American Connect Ministry; Mr. Omar Ahmadieh, youth pastor at Guts Church; Mrs. Marquetta D. Finley, CEO of the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League.

The event included musical performances from Souls A’ Fire and ORU’s Jazz combo led by Chris Brown. Additionally, there was international cuisine available, an art exhibit and fashion show as well as discussions concerning freedom of expression, student leadership and community service.

“In Acts 17:26 it states, ‘From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth...’ ORU has been blessed with a diverse community that represents over 50 countries from around the globe. The goal of the cultural event is to celebrate God’s creativity and to expand our knowledge of the world,” said Sherri Tapp, ORU associate professor, Graduate School of Education.