By Jaci Schneider, Copy Editor
Students can travel back to ancient times to learn about different cultures Friday in the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building.
The 2nd annual Pop Culture Potpourri will begin at 7 p.m. in the rotunda of the Bible Building. The seven multicultural advisers in the Office of Student Multicultural Enrichment planned the event and hope for a good turn out.
The event will be a like a scavenger hunt, said Noel Cothren, junior art major with a teaching certificate from Albuquerque, N.M., and several ancient cultures will be represented.
“The idea behind it is to make people more aware of cultures around ACU and the world,” Cothren said.
“It’s kind of in Indiana Jones style,” she said.
Attendees will travel to different stations, representing such ancient cultures as Japanese, Indian, African, Mayan and Anglo Saxon, on a quest to find a treasure. The team that finds the treasure by completing the scavenger hunt will win a prize, Cothren said.
The event should last about two hours, Cothren said. The event is free and will include food and feature Bollywood movies, which are films made in India that include a lot of color and music.
OSME is planning the event to celebrate Global Awareness month, said Esmeralda Silva, sophomore marketing major from Torreon, Mexico.
“We want to make campus aware of all cultures,” Silva said.
The planners of the event don’t know how many students to expect, but about 25 attended last year.
“We’re hoping for about 50,” Cothren said. “But we don’t have a set number.”
Silva said last year’s event went well, but the advisers have made changes for this year’s potpourri.
Both Silva and Cothren encouraged students to attend the event.
“First of all, it’s going to be a lot of fun,” Cothren said. “And it will be a great time to meet new people and a good way to learn about other cultures and meet people from other cultures.”