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Chinese New Year Celebration

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

It’s an evening celebrating Chinese culture, language, games, and a meal featuring authentic Chinese cuisine taking place on February 24, 2018, at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Events begin in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Chinese new year posterAll activities and performances are free and the meal is available for $8.75 per person.

Activities begin at 4 p.m. including calligraphy, chess, mask painting, traditional clothing, and Asian snacks.  A dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Brown Dining Room and feature egg drop soup (jidantang), lo mien (chaomian), stir fry (gaijiaofan), and fried rice (chaofan). To conclude the evening, there will be performances, games, and door prizes to be given away throughout the evening.

The celebration is made possible through support from International Programs, Sodexo, Confucius Institute, and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Programs at the U of M Crookston.

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations


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