Colorado State University Celebrates Gateway to Asia April 3-4

The fourth annual Gateway to Asia celebration, which promotes cultural connections and interest in Asian culture, will take place April 3 – 4 at Colorado State University. All events are free and open to the public.

On Friday, April 3, a Japanese Bon-Dance and Chinese Dragon dance will begin at 11 a.m. on the Lory Student Center Plaza and a Chinese/Japanese karaoke contest will start at 8 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Ramskeller.

On Saturday, April 4, activities include calligraphy and brush painting workshops, Japanese Tea ceremonies and opportunities to have your name written in Chinese and Japanese as well as try on authentic cultural attire and learn origami. Also scheduled are an acupressure lesson, a Japanese rock music and dance performance, a traditional Chinese dance and a Kung-Fu demonstration.

The full schedule follows:

April 3  

11a.m. – noon – Japanese Bon Dance and Chinese Dragon Dance on the Lory Student Center Plaza

8 p.m. – Karaoke Contest in the Ramskeller

April 4 – all events are in the Lory Student Center

10 – 11 a.m. – Calligraphy Workshop -Room 224-226

11a.m – noon – Brush Painting – Room 224-226

10a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. – Japanese Tea Ceremony- Room 224-226

10 a.m. -3 p.m. – Paper Cutting Table, Origami Table, Yo-yo Circle, Costume Try-out Table, Chinese Tea Table, Game Table, Name Writing in Chinese/Japanese Table – North Ballroom

12:30-1:30 p.m. – Acupressure Self Help for Your Health – Room 213-215

1:30-2 p.m. Japanese Rock Music and Dance – LSC North Ballroom

2 -2:30 p.m. – Chinese Traditional Dance, Colorado American and Chinese Professional Association – LSC North Ballroom

2:30-3 p.m. – White Dragon Kungfu – LSC North Ballroom

Gateway to Asia is sponsored by ASCSU, International Education, Chinese Club, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature and E-tea International. The event is organized by the Chinese club, Colorado American and Chinese Professional Association, Japan club, Japanese Student Association and Taiwanese Community Association.

For more information, contact Travis Hall president, CSU Chinese Club at Colorado State University (970) 227-7326 or