On October 2nd, 2015, Cleveland State University’s Waetjen Auditorium was filled with over 850 local teachers, students, and educational leaders. Dr. Anthony Yen, President of the Confucius Institute Board of Trustees, and Dr. Jianping Zhu, Cleveland State’s interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, welcomed the attendees to the event. Four new Confucius Classrooms were unveiled, and the Confucius Institute honored outstanding students who had participated in programs to help increase their knowledge of Chinese culture.
Each teacher and school administrator received recognition for their achievements in promoting Chinese education. Students cheered as their schools were represented on stage. Later, it was the students turn to wow the audience. Each class had prepared a performance to show off what they had learned about China and their knowledge of the Chinese language. The groups sang, danced, and performed skits, which were truly the highlight of the event.
Students from Roxboro Middle School use shadow puppets to tell the story of the Chinese zodiac
Read more about the 2015 Teacher Appreciation Day & Confucius' Birthday Celebration
"克利夫兰州立大学孔子学院举办第八届教师感谢日暨孔子学院日活动" - 汉办新闻中心
Dr. Anthony Yen welcomes the audience
Celebrating the participants of the 2015 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp
Presentation of the Confucius Classroom Plaques