CMU to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Central Michigan University will celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month with activities.   

 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Keynote Speaker Kip Fulbeck

Kip Fulbeck is a pioneering artist, spoken word performer and filmmaker. He has been featured on several TV shows and has performed and exhibited in more than 20 countries. He is the author of several books, as well as the director of a dozen short films including “Banana Split” and “Lilo & Me.” Fulbeck is a professor of art at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also is a surfer, guitar player, ocean lifeguard and multiple national champion in U.S. Masters swimming. He will give the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month keynote speech at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Soup and Substance: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The Office of Multicultural Academic Student Services will co-sponsor a soup luncheon at noon Thursday, March 27, in the Bovee University Center Rotunda. The event is in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and will cover the topic of the trend of plastic surgery for Asians to become westernized. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Karaoke Night

Join Multicultural Academic Student Services for Karaoke Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in Kulhavi Hall 141. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Giveaways will be raffled. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Food Festival

The Asian Cultural Organization, International Student Organization, Indian Student Association and Saudi Club will host a Food Festival at 7 p.m. Monday, March 31, in the Bovee University Center Rotunda. Students can compete for prizes by eating exotic cuisine. Spectators will receive free food.

 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Food Taster

Try cuisines inspired by Asian countries at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Food Taster at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in the Bovee University Center Rotunda. The cost is $3 for students and $5 for the general public.

 

NightMarket

Students can enjoy NightMarket, an event bringing East Asia to campus at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Kulhavi Hall 141. The event includes festival games, activities, origami and photo-shoots. Participants will receive tickets for food. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Celebrasia

To conclude Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Celebrasia will feature various performances, demonstrations and presentations that reflect both the modern and traditional aspects of Asian and Asian-American culture. Free snacks will be provided. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Pearce Hall 128.