Thursday, January 8, 2009

Year of the Ox Celebrated at Valpo

Valparaiso University will celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Ox, on 27 January with a dinner and musical performances as part of grand opening week events for the Harre Union.

The Chinese New Year Celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Harre Union Ballroom on campus. Tickets are $15 for the general public (children under 6 are free of charge) and may be purchased at the Harre Union Welcome Desk, by calling (219) 464-5415 or online.

The menu includes Gongbao chicken, Chinese ribs, spicy tofu, traditional Chinese vegetable dishes, fruit and Chinese desserts.

The dinner program will feature a slide show of photographic highlights of the University’s interactions with China in 2008, skits written and performed by Valparaiso’s Chinese studies graduate students and Chinese music performed by students.

The Chinese New Year Celebration is co-sponsored by Valpo’s Chinese and Japanese Studies Program and Confucius Institute.

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