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26th annual Island Magic Lu’au & Show

EOU students share Pacific Island culture, traditions

Contact: Bennie Moses | Multicultural Center Director, EOU
541-962-3741 | bmoses@eou.edu

April 9, 2013
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Members of the Polynesian and Navigators clubs at EOU are continuing a tradition established 26 years ago with the Island Magic Lu’au and Show this Saturday, April 13. 

“This is an opportunity to participate in a social and cultural exchange with our Pacific Island students, and experience a rich heritage through presentations of song and dance,” said Bennie Moses, Multicultural Center director at EOU.

The lu’au begins at 5 p.m. in the Gilbert Center adjacent to Ackerman Hall, and the show starts at 7 p.m. in McKenzie Theatre in Loso Hall. Doors open at 6:30.

Traditional dishes on the menu include kalua pork and kelaguen chicken, a Chamorro dish from the Mariana Islands of Guam and Saipan. White rice and potato salad will also be served and for dessert, enjoy coconut sweet rolls called pani popo and tropical fruit salad made with li hing mui powder.

Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for general admission and are available at the EOU Bookstore and Looking Glass Books. Cost covers admittance to the lu’au and show.