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2013 Schedule of Events


 

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February 2, 2013 - Chinese Paper Cutting Class

Chinese paper cutting is an ancient art form. Teachers are visiting scholars from China that are here as part of the Confucius Institute at WKU. Appropriate for children ages 6 and older. Class members will be invited to visit the Confucius Institute Museum at the conclusion of the class.

Dates: February 2, 2013 - 9:30am -11am
Location: Confucius Institute, WKU Main Campus, Helm Library 100 (Next to Java City)
Cost: $25/adults $10/children (must be accompanied by an adult)

 

February 5, 2013 - New Year Meet and Greet Social, co-hosted by the Confucius Institute at WKU, Office of Scholar Development, and the Chinese Flagship Program.  This is open to all faculty/staff and spouses, light hors d'oeuvres, and refreshments will be served.   

 

February 8, 2013 -  During the period of January 11 - February 1, 2013, the Confucius Institute at WKU is accepting proposals for Chinese themed programming.  The aim is to spawn originality around Chinese themed programming within the campus community.  We were giving 4 sponsorships in the amount of $250 (each), but the program must be conducted within the Spring 2013 semester.  Those interested, please fill fill out the attached form.  

 

February 9, 2013 - Creating Chinese Knots

Chinese knotting is an ancient art form. This class will cover the Chinese button knot, auspicious cloud knot and a Chinese bracelet knot. All materials and supplies are provided. Teachers are visiting scholars from China that are here as part of the Confucius Institute at WKU. Appropriate for children ages 6 and older. Class members will be invited to visit the Confucius Institute Museum at the conclusion of the class.

Dates: February 9, 2013 - 9:30am -11am
Location: Confucius Institute, WKU Main Campus, Helm Library 100 (Next to Java City)
Cost: $25/adults $10/children (must be accompanied by an adult)

 

February 15, 2013 – During the period of November 15 - February 8, 2013, the Confucius Institute initiated a Poster Design Contest for all participating high schools in our program.  Each high school will crown a local 1st place winner receiving $50/each, 2nd place winner $25 gift card/each.  Of the 1st place winners from each high school, these individuals will be judged to determine a "Grand Prize Winner."  This winner will receive an all paid trip for 2 weeks, in China, as part of the Confucius Institute's 2013 Chinese Bridge Program.  This covers airfare, visa processing, all expenses paid while in China, with a value of $3,500.00.  Grand Prize Winner will be announced on February 22, 2013

 

February 16, 2013 - Basics of Tai Chi

Learn to anti-stress using Tai Chi movements, an ancient form of exercise with many health benefits. All materials and supplies are provided. Teachers are visiting scholars from China that are here as part of the Confucius Institute at WKU. Appropriate for children ages 6 and older. Class members will be invited to visit the Confucius Institute Museum at the conclusion of the class.

Dates: February 16, 2013 9:30am-11am
Location: Confucius Institute, WKU Main Campus, Helm Library 100 (Next to Java City)
Cost: $25/adults $10/children (must be accompanied by an adult)

 

February 22, 2013 – Youth Chinese Language Classes began separated into two sections; Beginner and Intermediate. The classes take place every Sunday from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. All classes will take place at the Confucius Institute's Chinese Learning Center on the campus of WKU in Helm Library Room 100.  For more information please contact Terrill Martin (270-745-2530) or via email at terrill.martin@wku.edu.

 

April 2013 - The Confucius Institute is partnering with the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, as Dr. Stephanie Kay Gandy are going to Hanban (Confucius Institute at WKU's Sponsor) to prepare the incumbent "Hanban Chinese Teacher's," as 20 of them are trying to attain official Kentucky Teacher Certification through KY's Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). 

 

May 12 - May 26, 2013 - Follow the Confucius Institute China Experience 2013 via blog Confucius Institute China Experience 2013.  The Confucius Institute will lead the 54 members of the Symphony at WKU to Beijing, and Baoding China, as they perform at North China Electric Power University (Beijing), Beijing Language and Culture University (Beijing), Hebei University (Baoding), and North China Electric Power University (Baoding).  The trip will be a two week adventure, culminating in Xi'an, as Dr. Ching-Yi Lin is slated to perform at the famous Xi'an Conservatory for Chinese students.  

 

July 2013 - The Confucius Institute set flights for its 3rd Annual Chinese Summer Bridge, which is designed for high school students.  Recruitment is underway, so anyone interested, please review the list below, and if you qualify, please fill out the attached form:

  1. Students: U.S. nationality; Age between 14 to 18, grades from 9 to 12; Healthy enough for international traveling; Mother language is not Chinese but with a basic knowledge and skill of Chinese Language.
  2. Estimated total number of students: approximately 700.
    • Students will be divided into 7 or 8 smaller groups taking activities in different provinces or cities. The provinces or cities to be visited will be arranged by Hanban. If there are any suggestions by CIs, please let us know in advance. We would like to consider them as a reference.
    • Chaperons: 70 (Ratio of chaperons and students is1:10)
  1. Dates: July 2013 (Awaiting Final Itinerary)
  2. Arrival and Departure City: Beijing
  3. Cost: Participants are required to take care of their round-trip international air ticket costs ($2,100.00/each), international travel insurance ($36/each), and visa fees ($200/each). Hanban will be taking care of the costs of accommodation, transportation and activities for students and chaperons in China.  For those interested, please contact Terrill Martin, via email or fill out this form, and return to me at CI at WKU.

 

August 2013 -  The Confucius Institute at WKU will be sponsoring a "Dragon Boat" at the 3rd Annual Owensboro Dragon Boat Festival.  Last year, the Confucius Institute sponsored a Dragon Boat, and took over 35 faculty, staff, students, and community members to Owensboro, KY.  The rowing team was composed of present and past staff of the Confucius Institute (Betty Yu, Terrill Martin, and Cheryl Kirby-Stokes), CI's Chinese teachers, members of faculty, staff, students, and community members that support the Confucius Institute at WKU.  The CI at WKU placed 9th overall of 25 teams, and this year is seeking to win it all.  

 Last Modified 7/22/13