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Creighton Celebrates Asian Culture Week April 25-29

Creighton University’s Asian World Center will host its seventh annual Asian Culture Week April 25-29.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Sustaining Changes in Asia.” While some of the programs reflect continuing concerns over environment-related crises and Asian attitudes towards attaining a green earth, the event also responds to the emerging issues in the Middle East and on-going nation-building efforts in Afghanistan.

The week-long event includes an art exhibit, guest lectures, roundtable discussions and the viewing of a documentary film. All of the events are free to the public.

Two lectures will highlight the week-long series of events.

A keynote presentation, "Afghanistan: Stories on the Role of Nebraska National Guard” will be presented by Major General Judd Lyons, Adjutant General, Nebraska State National Guard, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, on the Main Stage of the Lied Education Center for the Arts located at 24th and Cass Streets.

On Thursday, April 28 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 p.m., the Asian World Center Distinguished Guest Presentation "Change in the Air: What is Next in the Middle East and Beyond" will be presented by Dr. Ayman El-Mohandes, dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The lecture will be held in the ballroom of the Mike and Josie Harper Center located at 602 N. 20th St.

Other events include:
April 25 -29, Art Show: Soundscaping Mother Earth Union Pacific Room (lower level Reinert Alumni Library) and Skutt Student Center Drawing Room

Monday, April 25, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Documentary Film and Roundtable Discussion “Rediscovering the Yangtze River- Farewell to Home” Reception following the movie Location: Union Pacific Room

Wednesday, April 27, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Presentation and Roundtable Discussion: “Chinese Artists and Creighton Zen Students” Guest artists: Ning Zhao and Yongyan Tang Reception following the roundtable discussion Location: Union Pacific Room

Wednesday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Art Show Reception Location: Union Pacific Room

Friday, April 29, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Presentation and Roundtable Discussion “Environment and Ethics” Speaker: Hee-Jin Ham, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University Reception following the roundtable discussion Location: Union Pacific Room

Asian Culture Week is partially sponsored by the Creighton University Non-Western Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Fine and Performing Arts and Skutt Student Center Art Gallery, with additional support from the Art Institute of Jiangsu Province of China. .