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Several events are planned at The University of Toledo to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

While Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated in May, UT will hold events in April before the semester ends so more students can take part in festivities, according to Danielle Stamper, interim program coordinator in the Office of Multicultural Student Success.

“Celebrating in April allows our entire campus to celebrate multiple Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures and appreciate the richness they bring to our society,” Stamper said.

Listed by date, events will include:

• Tuesday, April 10 — Night Market, 6 to 9 p.m., Thompson Student Union Auditorium. Student organizations will set up booths to provide food and games at this free event.

• Thursday, April 12 — Lecture Luncheon, “Dynamics and Development of the Korean Peninsula: Perspectives and Prospects,” noon, Memorial Field House Room 2420. Speakers will be Ben Davis, professor of law; Dr. Paul Chonkun Hong, professor of information operations and technology management; and Dr. David J. Nemeth, professor of geography and planning.

• Monday April 16 — Chinese American Student Association End-of-the-Year Potluck, 7 p.m., location to be announced.

• Tuesday, April 17 — 9-Man, 6:30 p.m., Student Recreation Center. Learn about and play nine-man volleyball, a game Chinese immigrants brought to the United States.

• Wednesday, April 18 — Curry Contest, 7 p.m., Horton International House. Join the Japanese Student Association for this hot time.

• Saturday, April 21 — Filipino America Association Picnic, time and location to be announced. Stop by for the end-of-the-year picnic and find out who will be the 2018-19 e-board members.

— Hot Pot Night, 6 p.m., Horton International House. Join the Vietnamese Student Association for hot pot.

For more information on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, click here or call the UT Office of Multicultural Student Success at 419.530.2261.

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