Our office seeks to facilitate the best undergraduate experience for multicultural students through culturally relevant services that foster their successful transition, persistence, achievement and graduation.

The Asian Pacific Islander Celebration

The Asian Pacific Islander Celebration (API Celebration) is an organization of resourceful advocacy, earnestly intent on challenging the social restraints and stereotypes to which Asians and Pacific Islanders have been subject during their integration into America and the Western world. Our program produces festive activities and exalts academic discourse, in hopes that the cultural interweaving may sow consideration, support, and an enduring sense of communio for our diverse campus community.

The API Celebration Week
This year marks St. Norbert College’s fifth week-long initiative to widen the campus’ appreciation of its API attendance and what this representation has to passionately offer. This year’s Celebration Week will begin with the kick off celebration on April 14 and conclude with the Annual Asian-Pacific Islander Dinner on April 16. It will be an exceptional week, splashed with dialogue and brimming with ethnic cheer.

Kickoff - Tuesday, April 14th
Ruth's Marketplace, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
A signature of Oriental fare takes Ruth's Marketplace by storm, featuring periodic chef-led demonstrations at the That's Amore dining station.A signature of Oriental fare takes Ruth's Marketplace by storm, featuring periodic chef-led demonstrations at the That's Amore dining station.

Movie Discussion - Wednesday, April 15
Cofrin Hall room 11, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
People of Asian and Pacific Islander ethnicity have long trailed in the Hollywood demographics arena: light in representation yet heavy with the well-worn stereotypes. Come for an insightful discourse on API representation in film.

The Asian Pacific Islander Dinner - Thursday, April 16
Michels Commons Ballroom,  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Our flagship event of savory cuisine, fun, and education returns for its fifth year to proudly welcome Dr. Benjamin Chan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at St. Norbert College as keynote speaker, with special performances by a local dance group. Asian Pacific Islander dinner tickets are $8 and can be purchased with meal dollars, custom cash, cash and a cafe swipe at the LSE office, reserve online or by calling 920-403-4023.

If you would like more information about the API Celebration please contact Brittany Bell, Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Services.