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Recharge Your Resolution

February 04, 2011 12:15 PM
The Insider

Who says your New Year's resolution has to coincide with the American celebration? Revisit those resolutions for Chinese New Year, which began on Thursday (Feb. 3).

insider_2If you're not a fan of making promises to get fit, quit smoking or better organize your life, you can resolve to have more fun by attending the Chinese New Year Festival sponsored by the Tulane Chinese Students and Scholars Association.

The 2011 festival celebrates the Year of the Rabbit and kicks off today with a week-long spring market in the Lavin Bernick Center from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. While the main act for the Chinese New Year party on Sunday (Feb. 13) in McAlister Auditorium remains under wraps, yours truly has confirmed that the guest performers are indeed a troupe of Chinese acrobats!

Need assistance selecting a resolution?

Try recycling ...
“Get Wasted” is being hosted by Tulane's Green Team on Wednesday (Feb. 9) and will feature a sculpture made of collected campus trash. The recycling exhibit is open between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information email the Green Team.

“RecycleMania,” a national recycling competition for colleges and universities, will officially begin for Team Tulane on Wednesday (Feb. 9), going through April 2. Get the details on participating here.

Try 'knowing your numbers' ...
TUWellness is offering free health screenings for Tulane faculty and staff members at several locations this week. Participants will be mailed a $25 bank card after the event. Contact Robin Morehouse for details.

Try speaking your mind ...
First-year and senior students will soon receive the Survey of Student Engagement by e-mail. Fill it out! Results will be used to develop and improve campus programming.

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