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Tiffin University to host Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness (CCU) Week

Tiffin University to host Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness (CCU) Week March 19 through 22.

Tiffin University students will honor the Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness initiative with a week of special events, March 19 through 22. According to CCU Project Manager Julia Porter, CCU Week will highlight cultural uniqueness on campus, support what is already happening in the classroom and give students the opportunity to learn from each other.

Porter says “The week will kick off with guest speaker Betsy Struxness, from the original Broadway cast of ‘Hamilton,’ who will share her experiences, as well as how Alexander Hamilton impacted her life.” Struxness will be at the Marion Center on Monday, March 19 at 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; however, seats are limited. To register go to

Tuesday, March 20 will continue CCU week with the event “Think Globally, Act Locally for Hunger.” Students will host a food drive at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gillmor Lobby; donations will help to create a food pantry on campus. Proctor & Gamble, out of Lima, Ohio, will also be on campus to test drinking quality of water.

Wednesday, March 21 will feature “Borrowing Conversations” at the Gillmor Lobby from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Students will have the opportunity to “check out” people to hear their life story and how they may be culturally unique.

Thursday, March 22 features “Evolution of the American Dream” at 7 to 9 p.m. in Chisolm Auditorium. First year and international students will share what they believe is the “American Dream” and how they will achieve it.

TU President, Dr. Lillian Schumacher is proud of the work the CCU committee has done for the week. “Our faculty and staff have crafted an exceptional series of events for this week. Each event allows for open dialogue and introspection for participants to deeply consider what makes us unique and what makes the understanding of varying cultures so crucial for strengthened appreciation of one another. It is not about the ‘Golden Rule’ but instead the ‘Platinum Rule;’ that is treating others as they would want to be treated. The only way to know how others would like to be treated is by engaging in conversations about self AND others. I am extremely proud of the work our faculty and staff have done to make this upcoming week happen!”

For more information, contact Project Manager Dr. Julia Porter at