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April 22, 2024

Global Engineers to host Asian Night Market at Beach Museum of Art

Submitted by Grant Guggisberg

The Global Engineers program in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering is hosting the 2024 Asian Night Market at the Beach Museum of Art from 3:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26.

This free event is open to all with the aim of raising awareness, curiosity and appreciation of diverse and unique Asian cultures among everyone in the K-State and Manhattan communities. It is part of K-State's Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration, collaboratively hosted by the Asian American Student Union, Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, Multicultural Business Student Association and Global Engineers program.

The Asian Night Market at the Beach Museum of Art will feature activities, free goodies, food vendors and live performances in addition to a 5 p.m. address from keynote speaker Jackie Nguyen, owner of Café Cà Phê in Kansas City, Missouri.

Nguyen will share her story of entrepreneurship and building a supportive community for multicultural small business owners in the Kansas City metropolitan area, which began during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Her story is inspiring and encouraging to many as she built her own dream business while also creating a community for underrepresented and underprivileged groups," said Ayumi Amama, coordinator of Global Engineers. "The success of her business celebrates and embraces the diverse and unique lived experiences of all people."

In addition to the College of Engineering, sponsors of the event include the K-State Student Governing Association, Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies, the College of Business Administration, the Beach Museum of Art, Mama Fang's Asian Market and Yi's Oriental Market.

Global Engineers aims to build a global and holistic perspective within the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering that is more curious, inclusive and respectful of diverse perspectives and lived experiences, while providing students the tools to be interculturally competent citizens when they leave K-State.

View the event flyer. 

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