Key Events of CI at CSU 2012·孔子学院2012年大事记
Feb.5, Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University and Westlake Chinese School held Chinese New Year Celebration jointly.
Feb.9, Campus International School (co-sponsored by CI at CSU and CSU’s main teaching school) held a Chinese New Year Celebration.
Mar.22, Dr. Berkman, President of Cleveland State University, and other professors visited HANBAN and Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB). Dr. Berkman had communication with Dr. Lin Xu, Director of Hanban, and Dr. Jiaqiong Wang, President of CUEB. The two presidents signed the MOU on the Council of Confucius Institute between CUEB & CSU.
3月24日，孔子学院6名学生赴匹兹堡孔子学院参加美东地区“汉语桥”预赛。比赛通过中文主题演讲和中华才艺表演两个环节，展示参赛选手汉语水平和才艺绝活儿。 选手们的演讲话题涉及中国文化、历史、教育、经济发展以及在中国的游学经历等内容。 经过激烈的角逐，克利夫兰州大学孔子学院的2位学生获得初级组二等奖，获赴纽约参加决赛的资格。
Mar.24, Six from CI at CSU participated in the Eastern United States “Chinese Bridge”
Preliminary Competition in Confucius Institute at Pittsburgh. The competition aimed at showing the Chinese language level of competitors through speech on Chinese theme and the talent show contest on Chinese culture. The topics of speech were about Chinese culture, history, education, economic development, and the study experience in China. After the intense competition, two of them from CI at CSU won second prize in the primary group and received the qualification to go to New York for the final.
pr. 7, Two students from CI at CSU participated in the Eastern United States “Chinese Bridge” Final Competition in the Confucius Institute at Pace University. The competition in the morning was the speech contest of the preliminary group. The competition in the afternoon was the talent show on Chinese culture of the preliminary group and the impromptu performance of the senior group. Contestants in different contest links showed their Chinese language skills and diversified talent skills on Chinese culture. In the end, two students from CI at CSU won third prize.
May.16, Mr. Guangsheng Wang,painter and musician, held two compulsory lectures in Campus International School: Chinese painting and appreciation of Er Hu.
May.21, CI at CSU participated in the Asian Art Festival held in Cleveland’s Chinatown. CIS students performed in the festival.
Jun.11, Mr. Quansheng Chang, Education Consul of the Consulate General of PRC in New York, carried on the research and study in CI at CSU.
Jul.1529, Eighteen high school students from Cleveland participated in the “Chinese Bridge” Summer Camp and two of them won “Outstanding Camper” title. All the participants thought the trip to China is meaningful and they gained much, learned pure Chinese and had a deep understanding of Chinese culture. Lots of students hoped to lengthen the exchanging time, some students hoped to study in China after graduation, and some students wanted to travel to other cities in China.
Sep.1,Two CI at CSU scholarship winners went to Tongji University to study Chinese.
Sep.21, Dr. Anthony Yen, Chairman of Board of Trustee of CI at CSU, invited Dr. Jason Lin, Vice Chairman at Cleveland Chinese Cultural Garden Association, and Director, Associate directors of CI at CSU, to plant trees in the Cleveland Chinese Cultural Garden The hoped that the friendship between China and America could grow stronger like the just-planted trees.
9月24日，克利夫兰州立大学孔子学院与本 校文理学院合作，在克利夫兰市First Unitarian Church举办孔子思想讲座。让克利夫兰人民，尤其是汉语学习者了解中国古代传统哲学思想。孔子思想专题讲座举办增进美国师生对中国文化的了解。
Sep.24, CI at CSU and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences held a lecture on Confucian Thought at Cleveland First Unitarian Church. The lecture let Cleveland residents, especially the Chinese language learners, know more about traditional Chinese philosophy. The lecture of special subject of Confucian Thought promoted the understanding of Chinese culture of American teachers and students.
Oct.2, CI at CSU held the annual Teacher Appreciation Day Celebration to honor Confucius’ birthday. In the celebration activities, the primary and middle school students in Cleveland offered a choreographed Chinese talent show to present their Chinese language ability. Around 600 participants recorded the highest and the all activities hosted by the Confucius Institute.
Oct.5, CI at CSU and the College of Business at Cleveland State University held conference on China's economic and political reform. The chairman of Board of Trustees of CI at CSU and the director of CI at CSU gave speeches at the conference.
Oct.6, CI at CSU and Chinese-American Faculty & Staff Association (CAFSA) held Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration.
Nov. 2, CI at CSU and the Chinese Culture Association made Batik painting, Chinese traditional folk art, which was exhibited and permanently collected by the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Dec.1, Teachers from CI at CSU attended teacher training at the Confucius Institute at the University of Akron.
Dec.2: CI at CSU successfully held the first HSK-IBT test. The first successful HSK-IBT test represented a milestone of the development of the CI at CSU. It was believed that with the passion of Chinese language learning, more and more students would hope to study and work in China. More and more students would take HSK-IBT test.
Dec.14-18: Director of the CI at CSU attended the 7th Global Confucius Institute Conference at Beijing. The theme of the conference was “to advance the integration of Confucius Institute into universities and communities.” The three-day conference discussed “the system of Confucius Institute and universities in other countries,” “the development of Confucius Institute and universities in China,” “the system of Confucius Institute and national education,” and “Confucius Institute and community culture."