Student Multicultural Advisory Board introduces new mural project

By Breanna Stalsitz

Knightly News Reporter

The Student Multicultural Advisory Board has announced plans for a mural project after new club adviser and Director of Equity & Multicultural Affairs Megan Peterson was appointed.

With the new advisor Megan Peterson, the club is working from scratch to get back up and running after being inactive for a brief period while switching advisors.

After a successful club fair and other communications with students, 15 individuals are on the club roster.

As their first major activity as the newly formed group, they have been working to create a new contest called “The Mural Project” for the whole campus to take part in.

SMAB is hosting a contest that invites students to submit design ideas centered on themes of diversity, unity or multiculturalism.

The winning concept for the mural – which may be one person’s submission or elements from several submissions – will be painted on one of the walls in the Diversity Center Meeting Room by students in the club and the winning artist.

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The mural will be displayed on this wall in the Cultural Diversity Center in Bollinger Hall. Photo courtesy of Megan Peterson.

The Mural Project allows students to submit mural designs and ideas from now through Nov. 1.

All ideas and designs must be submitted to Meganpeterson@centralpenn.edu or in-person to ATEC 312 by the deadline. This contest is open to all students and arriving fall students are encouraged to enter in the contest as well.

Students are encouraged to submit multiple ideas and designs to help increase their chances of submitting one of the winning pieces.

The winner of “The Mural Project” will be with the SMAB club for painting and will also have their name on a plaque on the completed mural wall.

The completed mural will be unveiled to the campus during an unveiling reception hosted by SMAB in the Cultural Diversity Center to showcase the club members’ hard work and the winning design.

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