Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center to celebrate opening April 29

April 16, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue will celebrate the opening of its new Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center with a ceremony on April 29 at Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse.

The 4:30 p.m. event is free and open to the public, said Victoria Loong, the center's interim director. A reception will follow in the west foyer of Stewart Center. Attendees also will have the opportunity to visit the center, Room 162 in Stewart, until 7:30 p.m.

The celebration will include remarks by Purdue Provost Debasish "Deba" Dutta and G. Christine Taylor, vice provost for diversity and inclusion. Tsukasa Taiko, a Japanese drumming performance group from Chicago, also will be part of the celebration. Drummers and dancers will give a featured performance to close out the program.

Taylor said AAARCC will support Purdue Asian American and Asian students and provide education and awareness opportunities for the entire campus community.

"The opening of this center aligns with the growing Asian and Asian American population to respond to the support and educational needs of the campus," Taylor said. 

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, 

Source: Victoria Loong, 765-496-0464, 

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