By Cristabell Ramdial
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — The Thisness Project, along with the Enough is Enough Campaign, assembled an 8-foot-tall wooden puzzle Friday, April 20, to celebrate the uniqueness and unity of the St. Bonaventure University community.
The rally took place in the Hickey dining hall, allowing members of campus organizations to place all 53 puzzle pieces on the SBU outlined structure. Each puzzle piece was decorated by members of a university club, organization or department earlier in the week at the Merton Center using paint, decals, pictures and any other objects that portray the organization’s uniqueness.
At the end of the rally students, faculty, and staff gathered to see St. Bonaventure’s Step Team perform, as well as a poem by Black Student Union President Felice Brooks. During the rally, an over-head projector flashed pictures of individual students holding a puzzle piece with a single word that described their uniqueness.
About the University: Inspired for more than 150 years by the Catholic Franciscan values of individual dignity, community inclusiveness, and service, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them.