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SPOTLIGHT

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2014
CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine
724.738.4854
gordon.ovenshine@sru.edu

SRU celebrates 'Year of the Horse' Feb. 1

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Chinese cuisine, games, entertainment and door prizes will be included when Slippery Rock University celebrates the 2014 Chinese New Year from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 1, at the Slippery Rock Township Building.

SRU students, faculty, staff and local residents organized the free "Year of the Horse" program.

SRU students will perform Peking opera songs, a Chinese Han dance and music on a Chinese instrument. A guest performer will present music on a two-string Chinese instrument.

The event marks the "Year of the Horse" in the Chinese horoscope. "Year of the Horse" runs from Jan. 31 to Feb. 18, 2015. Chinese New Year includes many traditions, including presents, decorations, food and traditional clothing.

SRU's Chinese Cultural Association, Modern China Center and Asian Studies Program are the sponsors.

The Slippery Rock Township Building is at 155 Branchton Road.

SRU offers four courses in Chinese within the Asian Studies Program.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.