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ASA’s students come from more than 100 countries all over the world, including Poland, Brazil, Argentina, China, Japan, India, Russia and Thailand. Diversity of student population and multicultural learning environment are among the key factors contributing to academic achievement and overall successful implementation of educational policies at the college. Celebration of many national and religious holidays is an essential part of student life at ASA for it helps to foster unity and closeness among people from different backgrounds and to learn about cultural traditions of different countries. On March 26th, 2011, ASA College would like to invite everyone to the celebration of the spring festival Navruz, one of the oldest holidays in the world.

Translated from Persian, Navruz means “a new day of the new year” and marks the beginning of a calendar year in Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, western provinces of China and some Central Asia countries. In many republics of Central Asia Navruz is also a state holiday. It usually falls on March 21st, the day of spring equinox when the number of daylight hours equals the number of nighttime hours. Navruz is cheerful and festive and includes gift exchanges, shows, fairs, live music and dance performances. However, there is much more to Navruz: it’s time to celebrate your family, your friends, your good fortunes, the end of a gloomy winter and the beginning of a joyful spring.

The program of Navruz celebration at ASA will include presentations on the history and meaning of the holiday, a fashion show of national costumes, live performances by ASA students, tasting of  traditional Navruz meals and raffles among audience. The event will be held on March 26th, 2011, at 4PM at ASA’s Manhattan campus located at 1293 Broadway, 3rd Floor. The event is free and open to the public.

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Happy Purim

Happy Purim Jewish people around the world celebrate the Festival of Purim today to honor the survival of the Jewish people under ancient Persian rule. Purim is one of the most entertaining Jewish holidays and has a carnival-like atmosphere. The celebrations start this evening and end in the evening tomorrow.

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Virtual Nursing Pinning Ceremony 2020

ASA students, faculty, and staff – we are a community that honors and values the achievements of our heroes. Now is the time to honor the 2020 graduates of our Nursing Program by taking a moment to observe their Pinning Ceremony.  The Nursing Pinning Ceremony is a notable nursing school tradition. It signifies the graduates’ official initiation into the brotherhood and sisterhood of nurses. In 2020, a year with so many challenges, this ceremony takes on greater significance.   Our Nursing graduates have...

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“Free” vision screenings at University Eye Center

The University Eye Center is providing “free” vision screenings on the following dates: Monday March 1st from 1pm to 3pm Monday April 5 from 2pm to 4pm Monday May 24 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Thursday June 10 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Monday August 23 from 9:30am to 11:30am Tuesday September 14 from 4pm to 6pm Tuesday November 9 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Please be advised that these are Vision Screenings not Eye Exams however, Infants under 18 months can have a complete eye exam done for free instead of a screening...