Celebrating MACU’s Diverse Campus

Students share their cultures during annual event

By: Whitney Knight

The campus came alive in colors, songs and high spirits this February as MACU hosted the third annual Celebration of Cultures. The annual event was back in full force this year after being hosted virtually last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Festivities began during Wednesday chapel services, where students and employees shared traditions and memories of their native cultures. Afterwards, the celebration moved into the Student Center, where students set up booths to share colorful regalia and samples of their home cuisines while performers took to the stage to perform native dances and songs.

“I love the culture of MACU, especially the diversity we have. I love to see how God has brought so many different people here together,” said Sladan Kavedzic, who works in MACU’s IT department as a database specialist.

Kavezdic is a native of Bosnia who became a U.S. citizen in recent years. He was one of the speakers who took to the stage in February to share about his
journey to Oklahoma and his true citizenship in Jesus Christ.

“People make it complicated, but the good news is that it’s simple. I’m a citizen of Bosnia and I’m also now a citizen of America, but that’s not my ultimate citizenship. My ultimate citizenship is in heaven. My ultimate identity is a child of God – and I can’t think of a better one.”

MACU holds the Celebration of Cultures every February. If you would like to watch this year’s event, you can find it in our chapel archives by visiting www.macu.edu/chapel.