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Author: Ruobing Li

Redhouse Arts Center: Future Community Art Center of Syracuse

If you are a theater lover and you plan to spend one night at the Redhouse Arts Center during Thanksgiving break, you will probably worry about its limited parking availability. However, you can expect a significant change at Redhouse next Thanksgiving. After three years of preparation, Redhouse is now working on fundraising to get ready for its expansion mission in Downtown Syracuse. A private fundraising party will be held later this month, according to Stephen Svoboda, the executive artistic director of Redhouse. “We are working to raise 5 million and [we] have raised 2 million so far,” said Svoboda. “We...

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Jim Pitcher: The Great Mentor for Chinese Students

If you pass by the library in Alibrandi Catholic Center at Syracuse University on any Wednesday afternoon, you can always hear the loud sound of discussion and laughter.  Six Chinese students practice English and study American culture and customs. Jim Pitcher, instructor of the group, helps them adapt to the academic requirements and the social life in Central New York. It all started at the Slutzker Center for International Services at SU, where Pitcher worked as a volunteer in three conversation groups and developed friendships with some Chinese students last year. During the past summer, Pitcher set up his own social...

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