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The third annual “Expressions of Lafayette” gala, a multicultural celebration of campus art, music, and poetry, will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Marlo Room of the Farinon College Center.

Students whose entries have been judged most outstanding in art, poetry, and music from among more than 50 total submissions will speak on or perform their work.

The gala will also feature a poetry reading by Ross Gay ’97 and musical performances by Tom DiGiovanni ’96 and The Chorduroys, Lafayette’s all-male a capella singing group.

“Expressions of Lafayette” is sponsored by Student Government and the departments of art, English, and music. This year’s theme is “Beyond Our Boundaries,” says the event’s coordinator, Geoffrey Gresh, a sophomore from Lowell, Mass.

“Simply having the contest is a step towards Lafayette students broadening their horizons and going ‘beyond boundaries,’ says Gresh, who is Student Government’s liaison to multicultural organizations. “Hopefully the experience will bring together different ideas through free expression in art, poetry and music.”

“This is a way for students to see and experience each other’s talents and traditions and appreciate the variety of cultures that are here at Lafayette,” adds Student Government vice president Kate Deegan, a senior from Philadelphia, Pa.

Judges include faculty members in the departments of English and foreign languages and literatures; Stephen Chiger, a junior from Westfield, N.J., who is news editor of the College’s student newspaper The Lafayette; Trisha Thorme, coordinator of the Landis Community Outreach Coordinator; and Robert Bedford, assistant dean of students and director of intercultural development.

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