On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Purdue University’s Asian-American & Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC) will open its doors in Stewart Center (Room 162).

To commemorate this event, there will be an opening ceremony on Wednesday, the 29th, from 4:30 PM in Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. At the celebration, there will be introductory remarks by Purdue Provost, Debasish Dutta, and Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, G. Christine Taylor. Following that, a Chicago-based Japanese drumming performance group, Tsukasa Taiko, will give a featured performance to close out the program.

We hope to see you at the opening ceremony of Purdue’s new Asian-American & Asian Resource and Cultural Center.

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, gmcclure@purdue.edu

Source: Victoria Loong, 765-496-0464, vloong@purdue.edu