By Alyse Knorr, Broadside Correspondent

On Tuesday, April 6, George Mason University’s Cultural Fusion Field Day will move to the Prince William campus for the first time in its two-year history. The Field Day takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the volleyball court near the athletic center.

“It’s a celebration of cultures through music, through food, through games,” said Charvis Campbell, assistant dean of university life at Prince William. “It’s really a good way to celebrate and appreciate the different cultures that our students, faculty and staff come from.”

Activities at the event will include pick-up games of soccer, Kabadi (a team contact sport from India), volleyball and ping pong.

The event will also feature a Math Across the Cultures tent, a tent dedicated to Irish history and culture, a giant chess board and free food.

For those interested in Hinduism and arithmetic, a Vedic math demo and workshop, in which participants can make an abacus, will take place at 11:30 a.m. Also, a steel pan music performance and workshop will begin at 12:15 p.m.

Professional university photographers will be on hand in the Global Corner Photobooth to take pictures of participants wearing different styles of cultural clothing.

Raffle prizes include free sub sandwich coupons from Firehouse Subs and gift certificates to Casa Chimayo, Jeaneology and Red, Hot & Blue.

Cultural Fusion Field Day marks one of the first events of Mason’s 30th Annual International Week, a showcase and celebration of the countries and cultures that make up the student body.

Cultural Fusion Field Day is sponsored by the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, the Office of Diversity Programs and Services, the Office of International Programs and Services and Prince William University Life.