January 23, 2012
Lunar New Year events are provided to educate individuals about the history and traditions of the Asian culture.
Texas Tech’s Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center will celebrate the commencement of the “Year of the Dragon” with a variety of events beginning on the formal 2012 Lunar New Year, Monday (Jan. 23), and continuing through Feb.2.
Lunar New Year events are provided to educate individuals about the history and traditions of the Asian culture while building strong relationships with faculty, staff and students. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.
Leticia De-Larrosa, coordinator for the Department of Institutional Diversity, said celebrating the Lunar New Year is important for Texas Tech’s campus diversity because Texas Tech seeks to develop its students into global leaders.
“By participating in Lunar New Year events, the campus community will increase its knowledge of Asian culture, traditions and history, and apply this knowledge in future careers and interpersonal interactions with others,” De-Larrosa said.
Monday (Jan. 23), 12–1:30 p.m., Merket Alumni Center, free to invited guests
Monday (Jan. 23), 3-5 p.m., Student Union Building Matador Room
Wednesday (Feb. 1), 11:30 a.m., Student Union Building North Plaza (Dragon Dance Performance)
12- 1 p.m., Student Union Building Matador Room (Opening Ceremony)
Wednesday (Jan.25), 3-5 p.m., Student Union Building Escondido Theatre
Thursday (Jan. 26), 3-5 p.m., Student Union Building Allen Theatre
Saturday (Jan. 28), 7 p.m., Student Union Building Allen Theatre
Tuesday (Jan. 31), 6-8:30 p.m., College of Mass Communications 101
Wednesday (Feb. 1), 1- 2:30 p.m., Student Union Building Red Raider Lounge
Thursday (Feb. 2), 3:30-4:30 p.m., Holden Hall 004
The Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement is dedicated to create and support an environment that allows all members of the university community to be academically and professionally successful.