Asian and Native American Center


Upcoming Events

Monday, October 2, 2023, 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Student Union, 021
Monday, October 9, 2023, 2 pm to 5 pm
Dunbar Library - Starbucks area
Thursday, November 16, 2023, 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 3:30 pm to 6 pm
Sinclair Community College

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Programming Calendar Snapshot

You can expect to see programming from the ANA Center and affiliated student organizations around the following culturally significant dates:

*These dates are tentative and subject to change. Please refer to the upcoming events list above, emails, or social media for the most up-to-date information about events.  

August 2023

August 23-24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Inclusive Excellence Refreshment Tents at First-Year Move In (The Woods Residences)

August 26, 9 a.m.: Operation Native Plants Service Project with Indigenous students, community members, and Indigenous Studies faculty; meet outside Fawcett Hall

August 26, 2 p.m.: Boba Break at the ANA Center (023 Student Union) 

August 28: Fall Semester - First Day of Classes

September 2023

September 1: Fall Fest

September 22 - October 18: "Black Gold" Photography Exhibit featuring the work of Cameron Peagler '14 (019 Student Union)

September 28, 2-4 p.m.: Mid-Autumn Festival (019 Student Union)

September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Or, Orange Shirt Day, a day for remembering the history and recognizing the ongoing legacies of the residential school system in Indigenous communities in Canada and the US)

October 2023

Filipino American History Month

October 2, 4-5:30 pm: Orange Shirt Day Screening and Discussion (019-021 Student Union) *Please wear orange!*

October 9, 2-5 pm: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Read-a-thon (Dunbar Library - Starbucks)

October 18, 5-7 pm: Reception for "Black Gold" Photography Exhibit, with Cameron Peagler '14 appearing via WebEx

October 25, 12n-3 pm: Indigenous American Culture Student Association's Busk, or Green Corn Ceremony (Native American celebration of the corn harvest) at Hamilton Hall Plaza (Rain location: 008 Student Union (Rathskeller))

November 2023

Native American Heritage Month

November 6-7: Native Peoples of the Americas Colloquium (at the University of Dayton)

November 9: Diwali (Asian Indian Festival of Lights)

November 14, 1 pm: Building a Professional Network and Connecting with WSU Alumni featuring Mike Trombley '17, owner of Native Audio (106 Millett Hall)

November 16, 5:30 pm: Friends of the Library Virtual Book Club Meeting – Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah (Cherokee and Kiowa) [meeting link will be added soon]

November 21, 3:30 pm: Indian Horse film screening and discussion at Sinclair Community College (Building #7, Tartan Marketplace); email to RSVP

December 2023

December 11-15: Fall Semester Finals Week

January 2024

January 8: Spring Semester - First day of Classes

February 2024

February 10: Lunar New Year begins (Year of the (Wood) Dragon)

February 14: Asian Student Association - Valentine’s Day Chocolate-dipped Fortune Cookies Sale

February 26-March 1: WSU Spring Break

February 27-March 4: Iditarod Race (Annual long-distance sled dog race that travels from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska; in 2023, Alaska Natives swept first, second, and third place finishes, including first place finisher Ryan Redington, grandson of Iditarod co-founder Joe Redington, Sr.)

March 2024

March 8: International Women’s Day

March 10: Ramadan begins at Sundown

March 20: Norwuz (Persian New Year)

March 24: Holi (Hindu Festival of Colors)

April 2024

WSU observes Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

TBD: ASA's Asian Culture Night 

April 8: Eid-al-fitr (Ramadan ends at Sundown)

April 13: Vaisakhi (Sikh New Year)

April 19: April Craze

April 22-26: Spring Semester Finals Week

April 26-27: Graduation