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UT Arlington celebrates Asian Heritage Month

News Release — 2 November 2009


Media contact: Timothy R. Brown, (817) 272-9208,

ARLINGTON - In the wake of successive typhoons in the Philippines, The University of Texas at Arlington will celebrate Asian Heritage Month with two events to benefit the victims of September's devastating storms.

The first event will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. The Filipino and Vietnamese Student Associations will host the "Night at the Market-Lion," a festival featuring performances, food, and games with the proceeds to benefit typhoon relief efforts.

Asian Heritage Month events conclude Tuesday, Nov. 17, with the "Most Awesome Extreme Challenge" in the Bluebonnet Ballroom. The 6:30 p.m. event is similar to the ABC reality television program, "I Survived a Japanese Game Show." It will feature students competing in sumo wrestling and other challenges for team points. The winners will receive trophies and medals.

There is a $25 registration fee for competitors in the "Most Awesome Extreme Challenge" with the proceeds to benefit typhoon victims. Visit for online team registration. If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this program, contact UT Arlington Multicultural Affairs at 817-272-2099 or Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. 

Asian Heritage Month events are hosted by the Multicultural Mavericks, a program inside the UT Arlington Division of Student Affairs. 

Calendar of Events
"Night at the Market-Lion and Dragon Fest"
Monday, Nov. 9
6:30 p.m., University Center, Bluebonnet Ballroom, 300 W. First St.

  • Hosted by the Filipino Student Association and the Vietnamese Student Association.
  • Proceeds to benefit Filipino typhoon victims.
  • (Event is open to Public)

"Most Awesome Extreme Challenge"
Tuesday, Nov. 17
6:30 p.m., University Center, Bluebonnet Ballroom, 300 W. First St.

  • For online team registration and fees visit
  • Proceeds to benefit typhoon victims in the Philippines.
  • (Target audience is students and student organizations)


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