On The Cover
Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe '96
concludes his official visit to Vietnam
on Dec. 18, 2012.
2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards
The Success of the Barry Athletics Model
Campus Democracy Project
Spring 2013, Volume 18, Number 1
Music, Diversity, and Fashion Take Center Stage During Homecoming Week
Events included concerts, fashion show, and 18th Annual Festival of Nations
Barry University recently hosted its first homecoming week since 2007. Modern music, diversity, and fashion highlighted the week which was headlined by a concert and fashion show, and Barry’s annual Festival of Nations celebration.
The celebration kicked off on February 18 with the Un Masque Fashion Show and concert. A transformative experience, Un Masque unveiled a harmonious blend of fashion, art, music, and dance. Barry students modeled fashion creations by local and national designers like BID, Faye’s Closet, Men’s Warehouse, Splash Boutique, Revenge Vintage, Cupcake Mafia, Chubbies Shorts, Betty’s Bridal & Tuxedo, and Swim ‘n Sport. Sons of Mystro – the official violinists of the Miami Heat – played a special accompaniment during the show.
On February 22, Barry’s Festival of Nations, one of the university’s largest cultural events focusing on the diversity of Barry’s student body, took place. The richness and variety of the international culture on campus was displayed through student-sponsored country booths, food, music and dance, educational workshops, and performances. International students staffed booths representing 23 countries including The Bahamas and Haiti, and Latin American neighbors Argentina, Mexico, and Peru. International entertainment groups included a Jamaican Junkanoo band [Miami Junkanoo], a Peruvian band [Dance Tondero], and Indian-based belly dancer performers Belly Motions.
Following the festival, an after party took place with performances by Suenalo, a Miamibased Latin-funk fusion band that has won two Miami New Times Best of Miami Awards (Best Latin Rock – 2005 & Best Latin Band – 2011), and Code Red, an authentic reggae/ roots band featuring four-time Grammy nominee Jason “J-Vibe” Farmer.