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Event to raise understanding of Asian students' cultural backgrounds

RELEASED: Feb. 22, 2011

EAU CLAIRE — The Center for International Education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host Asian Night from 6:30-9 p.m. March 10.
The cultural program, organized by the Chinese Culture Club and Malaysia Abroad Diversified, both UW-Eau Claire student organizations, will be held in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. Desserts will be provided and a performance of music and dancing will begin at 7 p.m.

The purpose of the evening is to raise understanding of the cultural backgrounds of UW-Eau Claire's Asian students. The CIE hopes to provide a platform for Asian students to work together and build friendships. The students hope to portray an accurate image of their culture to their American counterparts.

Tickets, available at the Service Center (715-836-3727) and at the door, are $8 for the public, $5 for students and $3 for children 7-12. Admission is free for children 6 and younger.

For more information, contact event co-organizers Joo Zheng Pang, Malaysia Abroad Diversified president, at pangjz@uwec.edu, or Lisa Liu, Chinese Culture Club president, at liup@uwec.edu.

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