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BGU Hosts America Day on Campus

BGU Hosts America Day on Campus

April 10, 2012

Leadership, Awards & Events

The Philadelphia Inquirer — An initiative of the U.S. Embassy in Israel, America Day was held recently on BGU’s Marcus Family Campus.

hiphopdance350The University’s Zlotowski Student Center was decorated with American flags and red, white and blue banners. Informational booths offered BGU’s students insight into everything from study abroad options to services offered by the U.S. Embassy.

The day was dedicated to celebrating the strong ties that exist between Israel and the United States. View video highlights of America Day>>

“In 2010, U.S. companies bought 10 Israeli startups for $1.5 billion,” noted the U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro during his speech to students and faculty members. Ambassador Shapiro also mentioned energy as another area of collaboration.

Speaking of energy, one of the highlights was a series of performances by the Rennie Harris Puremovement hip-hip dance troupe from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Rennie Harris founded Puremovement in 1992 and marks the company’s 20th anniversary this year. Harris is widely considered one of the most successful American choreographers to transfer hip-hop dance from the street to the stage.

Read about the troupe’s Middle East visit on The Philadelphia Inquirer website>>