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Weeklong Program 'Asian Seasons' Highlights Cultures of 16 Countries

To celebrate Asian culture, the Old Dominion University Office of Intercultural Relations will host "Asian Seasons" Monday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 28. This year, 16 Asian countries will be featured in the celebration highlighting the cultural diaspora of the continent.

"The weeklong event will promote and educate the ODU community about Asian cultures," said Rachawan Wongtrirat, assistant director for international initiatives in ODU's Office of Intercultural Relations. "Our goal is to highlight the different aspects of Asian culture while creating an engaging and fun environment," she said.

The Office of Intercultural Relations strives to fulfill its commitment to students of diverse backgrounds by sponsoring and supporting programs and activities like "Asian Seasons," which enhance educational experience and cross-cultural understanding of all ODU students.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 683-4406 or visit www.odu.edu/oir.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Monday, Oct. 24:

• Asian Countries Fair and Exhibits

Noon-2 p.m.: North Mall, Webb Center

• Chinese Cultural Festival

3-6 p.m.: North Mall, Webb Center

Tuesday, Oct. 25: Asian Café

• Afghanistan

Noon- 1 p.m.: Intercultural Center, 2114 Webb Center

• Bangladesh

1-2 p.m.: Intercultural Center, 2114 Webb Center

• Asian Movie Night: "Robin B. Hood"

7-9:30 p.m.: Learning Commons Room 1310-1311, Perry Library

Wednesday, Oct. 26: Asian Café

• South Korea

Noon-2 p.m.: Intercultural Center, 2114 Webb Center

• Asian-American Life and Culture

1-2 p.m.: Intercultural Center, 2114 Webb Center

• Diwali Festival

6-8 p.m.: Ted Convocation

Thursday, Oct. 27: Asian Café

• China

Noon-1 p.m.: Intercultural Center, 2114 Webb Center

• Tajikistan

1-2 p.m.: Intercultural Center, 2114 Webb Center

Friday, Oct. 28: Asian Café

• Pakistan

Noon-1 p.m.: Intercultural Center, 2114 Webb Center

• Japan

1-2 p.m.: Intercultural Center, 2114 Webb Center

This article was posted on: October 18, 2011

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