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Colorado State celebrates Gateway to Asia April 2

March 31, 2011

The sixth annual Gateway to Asia celebration, which promotes cultural connections and interest in Asian culture, will take place April 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami relief effort

Participants will have the opportunity to purchase bookmarks, t-shirts, and palm-readings at the event with all proceeds donated to the Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami relief effort.

Festive activities

The event will include calligraphy and brush-painting workshops, Japanese Tea ceremonies, acupressure lessons, and opportunities to have your name written in Chinese and Japanese. Participants can try on authentic cultural attire, learn origami, and participate in many other fun activities.

Schedule of events

All events are in the Lory Student Center.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Paper Cutting, Origami, Tradition Clothing Try-out, Chinese Tea, Games, Name Writing in Chinese/Japanese in the LSC North Ballroom

10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – Japanese Tea Ceremony in LSC Rooms 214-216

11 a.m.- noon – Acupressure Self-Help for Your Health in LSC Rooms 213-215

Noon - 2 p.m. – Ikebana Flower Arranging in LSC Rooms 213-215

1 – 2 p.m. – Brush Painting in LSC Rooms 213-215

2 -2:30 p.m. – Calligraphy LSC Rooms 213-315

2:30 -3 p.m. – Traditional Chinese Music- Guzheng in LSC North Ballroom

3 p.m. – Lion Dance in the LSC North Ballroom

Gateway to Asia is sponsored by ASCSU, Asian Studies Board, International Education, Chinese Language Club, Japanese Student Association, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures and E-tea International and organized by the CSU Chinese Language Club, Japan Club, and Japanese Student Association.