The College of Extended University’s Global Education Institute ushered in the Year of the Dog by hosting its first Lunar New Year Celebration.
The institute partnered with the university’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) for the Feb. 10 event held in the Bronco Student Center’s Ursa Major.
With more than 370 attendees and dignitaries in attendance, the event celebrated the traditional Lunar New Year as well as showcased the talents of campus student groups and faculty, visiting international university students and scholars, and local community groups and partners.
The talent show featured 14 different performances from such groups as the East Wind Lion Dance Troupe and the Japanese Student Association. There were also live musical performances, various cultural dances, a mariachi performance, a magic show, and a soprano singer. The performances highlighted the diversity of talents within the Cal Poly Pomona community and its strong international relationships.
“We were so pleased to have been able to partner with CSSA to create a diverse and exciting event that showcased the Lunar New Year as well as increased cultural awareness to members of our campus community, international visitors, business partners and the local community” said Lisa Xue, director of the Global Education Institute (GEI). “We’re looking forward to hosting this event annually and growing our relationships worldwide”.
The Global Education Institute (GEI) is committed to building and developing institutional partnership, providing high-quality university-based international programs for university students, faculty and administrators, as well as K-12 school principals, teachers and high school students, government officials and other working professionals.