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Confucius Institute at WKU fall semester updates

The Confucius Institute at WKU (CI at WKU) shared the following fall 2016 activities:

Tree Decoration Contest

WKU's chapter of the National Dance Education Organization won the Confucius Institute at WKU's 2016 Tree Decoration Contest. Kelby Auten, chapter president, received the $1,000 grand prize.

WKU’s chapter of the National Dance Education Organization won the Confucius Institute at WKU’s 2016 Tree Decoration Contest. Kelby Auten, chapter president, accepted the $1,000 grand prize.

The CI at WKU organized a 2016 Tree Decoration Contest that was open to any individual (faculty, staff, student), WKU organization, department or club. The following organizations participated in the inaugural event: National Dance Education Organization (WKU Student Organization), Habitat for Humanity, Study Abroad and Global Learning, Future Industrial-Organizational Psychologists, Chi Sigma Iota and School of Professional Studies (Interdisciplinary Studies Program). The winner of the contest and the $1,000 grand prize was the National Dance Education Organization (WKU Student Organization). The top five trees along with traditional Chinese artwork are on display through Dec. 15 in the Model CI Building. The display is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Newspapers in Education

Every year the CI at WKU supports the local schools in the Bowling Green/Warren County area by partnering with the Bowling Green Daily News for the “Newspaper in Education Program.”  Two schools participating in the program — Anchored Christian School and Holy Trinity Lutheran School – will be spotlighted in the Bowling Green Daily News on Nov. 27 and Dec. 4. The CI at WKU provides four sponsorships each year.

Visit by Xiyuan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine

In December 2015, WKU President Gary A. Ransdell signed a memorandum of understanding with Xiyuan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine and visited their facility in Beijing, China. On Nov. 29, representatives of Xiyuan Hospital will arrive in Bowling Green to meet with representatives of the Medical Center and Owensboro Health to discuss potential partnerships. During their visit, on Nov. 30, the CI at WKU will host a program on “Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)” at the Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Noon: Introduction of Xiyuan Hospital by Liu Jie
  • 12:05 p.m.: Magic Nonpharmacologic Therapy of Traditional Chinese Medicine by Dr. Xiao Jing
  • 12:25 p.m.: An Introduction on Modern Acupuncture Technique in Clinical Trials: Acupuncture for Migraine and Allergic Rhinitis by Dr. Zhang Lu
  • 12:45 p.m.: Implications from Traditional Chinese Medicine for Future Medical Innovation by Dr. Xu Hao
  • 1:05 p.m.: Q&A session
  • 1:15 p.m.: Lunch will be provided

For those who are interested in attending the presentation, RSVP to Terrill Martin at terrill.martin@wku.edu on or before Nov. 28. Transportation will be provided from the Model CI Building at 11:45 a.m., and will return guests back to campus after the event.

About the Confucius Institute: The CI at WKU is a conduit of all that is China. These partnerships are far reaching that will not only create or advance research for faculty/staff, but offer research and internship opportunities for WKU students. Anyone interested in partnering with us or interested in creating programs, contact Terrill Martin at (270) 745-2530.

Contact: Terrill Martin, (270) 745-2530

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