Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Celebrates Chinese New Year for the Fifth Year


Event organizers Patrick Pardy and Sarah Simpson with ITS volunteers (left to right: Lu Ma, Kai Bi, and Mengmeng Shi (picture courtesy of Dr. Chaowei Zhu)

On Jan 30th, Graduate School hosted the 5th Annual Chinese New Year celebration at the Brookstown campus. This annual event drew an attendance of close to 100 graduate students, Wake Forest faculty and staff, visiting scholars and community guests.

The celebration of the Year of the Rat started with authentic Chinese food, followed by live cultural performances and finishing with the much anticipated and exciting red-envelope raffle. As a tradition, volunteers from the Interpreting & Translation Studies graduate program (ITS) decorated the Brookstown campus in advance of the celebration and students from the Documentary Film graduate program (DFP) served as photographers and performers.

The highlight of the night was the beautiful traditional Chinese dances performed by seven graduate students from the Traveler Dance Group.

This year’s celebration was supported in part by the Office of International Students and Scholars at Wake Forest University and CIEETC (

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