IUP Celebrates Chinese New Year

Posted on 3/23/2017 8:30:55 AM

Chinese New Year 2017 WelcomeThe Chinese Spring Festival is well known as the most important festival in China. It also represents the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year, known as the “Spring Festival” in modern mainland China, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. 

On February 27, 2017, Eberly College of Business Chinese Business Program students and the IUP community gathered to celebrate this traditional Chinese festival. Approximately 130 people attended the event. 

Organized by the IUP Chinese Student Association and sponsored by the Eberly College of Chinese Business Program, the event began with welcome speeches from Dean Robert Camp of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, Eric Du from the Chinese Business Program, and Xinhui Xie from the Chinese Student Association. Dean Camp also awarded the Chinese Business Program students who had an outstanding 4.0 GPA in fall 2016 with academic scholarship certificates. 

Chinese New Year 2017 Group PerformanceDuring the event, talented Chinese Business Program students provided entertainment, including singing, dancing, and instrumentals. The audience also participated in fun games and group activities. This event provided a great opportunity for our Chinese students to share authentic Chinese culture with the IUP family.

It was such a wonderful night and event for celebrating the Year of the Rooster at IUP.

by Linyu Li