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January 30, 2014

Dining venues featuring Lunar New Year menus

Foods celebrating the Lunar New Year will be featured menus Thursday (Jan. 30) at six campus dining venues through a collaboration of Purdue Memorial Union, Purdue Dining and several student organizations.

All five dining courts and Lemongrass restaurant in the Union Commons will offer East Asian favorites to mark the occasion, which is open to Purdue students, faculty and staff. The new year officially starts Friday (Jan. 31).

"This collaboration is important because it provides international students with an opportunity to become involved on campus and celebrate important holidays, and it provides domestic students with unique and valuable learning opportunities that enhance their Purdue experience," says Greg Minner, director of Purdue Dining & Catering.

Faculty, staff and others are welcome to join in, too. At the five dining courts, the special menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $12.20 if paying in cash or $9.74 if using Boiler Express. It's all-you-can-eat and the price, payable at the door, includes tax. The dining courts, menus and organizations are:

* Ford & Purdue University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (PUCSSA)
Featured menu: Pho Bo Soup, Kung Pao Shrimp, Steamed Chinese Bao, Crab Rangoon

* Hillenbrand & Vietnamese International Students at Purdue University (VIP)
Featured menu: Spicy Beef Noodle Soup, Spicy Beef Stir Fry, Wonton Soup, Crab Rangoon

* Wiley & Purdue University Malaysian Student Association (PUMSA)
Featured menu: Hot & Sour Soup, Stir Fry Bar, Steamed Chinese Bao, Crab Rangoon

* Windsor & Hong Kong Student Association (HKSA)
Featured menu: Wonton Soup, General Tso's Chicken, Spring Rolls, Steamed Chinese Bao, Crab Rangoon

* Earhart & Undergraduate Chinese Association (UCA)
Featured menu: BBQ Duck Pizza, Zhan Jian Mian, Hot & Sour Soup, Thai Pasta Salad, Dumpling Soup, Crab Rangoon

Lemongrass is partnering with the Singapore Student Association to provide selected menu items. Those items, while they last, will be available throughout open hours from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.