Asian Students Association Host 'Asian Fest' Cultural Celebration

Nov. 7, 2008

by Lauren Venegas, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

The Asian Students Association of Baylor University will host its eighth annual Asian Fest and fourth annual "Pandamonium" culture show at 7 p.m., Friday, November 7 and 7 p.m. Saturday, November 8 on the Baylor Campus. Pandamonium is free and open to the public.

"Asian Fest is a two-day event featuring the Pandamonium culture show on Nov. 7, which will showcase various student acts demonstrating the diversity of Asian and Asian American culture," said Eddie Seto, external vice president of the Asian Students Association, who operates and executes the event. "There will be a banquet held on Nov. 8, where Giles Li will speak about the recent natural disasters in Asia and the Sichuan Earthquake in China."

The Pandamonium culture show, which takes place 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 7 in the SUB bowl will include diverse dance performances, bands, a fashion show and booths featuring different Asian cultures.

Seto said that many student organizations will participate in Pandamonium to bring the campus together to celebrate Asian culture and diversity. Participating organizations will include the Filipino Student Association, Korean Students Association, Indian Subcontinent Student Association, Taekwondo Club, Asians for Christ and other organizations.

The annual banquet, held at 7 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 8, will take place at the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center, next to the Mayborn Museum, and features guest speaker Giles Li. Seto said that Li is an advocator of speech and is the founder of the Boston Progress Arts Collective. He works to provide arts education opportunities for members of the Chinatown community from toddlers to seniors. He also will discuss the Sichuan earthquake and its after effects.

Tickets for the banquet are $10 for students and $15 general admission. Proceeds will benefit the victims of the 2008 Sichaun earthquake.

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