Ivy Tech hosts Diversity Day, featuring West African performers
November 13, 2009
Bloomington, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College invites the public to attend its annual Diversity Day event on Thursday, November 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Ivy Tech’s main campus.
Events will feature a performance and drum workshop from West African Master Drummer, Dr. Djo Bi, dance instructor Harmony Harris, and members of their student performance troupe, Bangofla Music Ensemble. The troupe has previously performed at the Luna Festival in Bloomington, among other local and regional festivals. Dr. Djo Bi performed at the 2007 Lotus World Music and Arts Festival with a troupe of professional West African drummers and dancers.
Ivy Tech Bloomington Chancellor John Whikehart says that Ivy Tech’s Diversity Day emphasizes the importance of exposing students to the diverse world around them. “Through community partnerships, service learning, and outreach events like Diversity Day, our students are presented with learning opportunities that enrich and broaden their educations,” Whikehart said. “The Bangofla Music Ensemble represents the wonderful culture that can be found within the Bloomington community and we are pleased to host them at Ivy Tech.”
Diversity Day events:
Community Cultural Organization Fair
West African Drum & Dance Performance
West African Drum Workshop
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and one of the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college systems with more than 130,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.