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Worlds of Diversity Fair September 25

Worlds of Diversity Fair September 25

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     The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Diversity Working Group is holding the sixth annual Worlds of UPJ Diversity Fair Tuesday, September 25, in the first-year residence halls (Hemlock, Hickory and Laurel) from 4 to 6 p.m.

     Worlds of UPJ Diversity Fair will feature Croatian dance, Ukrainian egg decorating, karate demonstrations, a Study Abroad program display, and Chinese, Japanese, and Mexican food from local restaurants.

     The fair is a distinctive part to “Celebrating 80”—the week created to rejoice with friends in the community, to show appreciation for the decades of support and goodwill and encourage the community to join the university to redouble efforts and build on the legacy of excellence.

     In its 80th year, UPJ continues to sustain momentum and define its way as a vital, integral and distinctive part of the University of Pittsburgh.  As we embark on another beginning, we are Mountain Cat Proud of the past, the present and future of our cherished institution.

     Established in 1927, UPJ has emerged as a flourishing campus of the University of Pittsburgh, a world-class institution.  UPJ’s record of excellence is reflected in part by the accomplishments of students, staff and faculty; the record of achievements of over 17,000 alumni; the satisfaction of area employers; and the commendations of many external organizations.  Ranked in the top tier of its category, UPJ’s retention and graduation rates exceed the national averages of similar institutions.  Proud of its legacy as a preeminent community citizen, the University ranks as a top employer and is a key partner in shaping the region’s economic future.

     For additional information on Homecoming Weekend 2007, visit celebrating80.upj.pitt.edu.

     During the last week of September, the picturesque Richland campus will be bustling with activity as UPJ celebrates its 80th anniversary and the Inauguration of its fifth president, Dr. Jem Spectar.   The largest regional campus of the internationally renowned University of Pittsburgh, UPJ has come into its own as a vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s intellectual, social and cultural environment.  Proud of its legacy as a preeminent community citizen, the University ranks as a top local employer and is a key partner in shaping the region’s economic future. 

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 9/20/2007 10:50:00 AM