Students and staff at the university gathered for an Asian New Year celebration sponsored by the UIW Institute of World Cultures marking the Year of the Rooster. Guests sampled Asian cuisine, and enjoyed Asian music, traditional Asian dances and authentic drum performances. A variety of cultural activities also entertained guests. The annual celebration provided a feeling of home to the diverse Asian population who attend the university while highlighting Asian culture for the local community.
The New Year spirit was felt across all cultures on campus. UIWtv en Español covered the celebration.