CORVALLIS - Music, speakers and food will be among the highlights of a free, daylong community celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 16, marking the dedication of Oregon State University's Memorial Union Room 206 as the Asian-Pacific American Conference Room.

Opening ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. in the MU Lounge and include welcoming remarks from OSU President Paul Risser and Corvallis Mayor Helen Berg. Andrew Hashimoto, OSU associate provost for academic affairs, will also speak about events leading up to the dedication, as well as conduct the dedication ceremony.

Throughout the day, there will be a series of speakers, as well as food, music and performances by student dance groups.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Jennifer Dulay, 541-737-6361