HAMMOND | This is “The Year of the Snake,” and many activities are on the agenda of Purdue University Calumet’s celebration of the Chinese New Year on Sunday in the university’s Student Union & Library.
Festivities begin at 1:30 p.m. and continue until 8. In addition to dinner, karaoke and social time, visitors will enjoy dancers and singers scheduled to perform traditional selections.
“Organized by the Purdue Calumet Chinese Student Association for the past 10 years, Purdue Calumet Chinese students, local Chinese society, as well as non-Chinese students and faculty, have been gathering together to put on brilliant shows and performances to enrich our campus activities,” said Xueqian An, program director for this year’s celebration.
This year, the Purdue Calumet Student Government will also co-sponsor the event. “This is the first time our organization has had the opportunity to aid with such an exciting and dynamic cultural festivity. The Student Government will also be performing for the audience a Student Government small number to add to the festivities,” said Student Body President Marisa Henderson.
Other sponsors include the Multi-Cultural Campus Council, Student Activities, and the university’s International Programs Office.
To obtain tickets, contact Linda Robinson at (219) 989-2765.