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Student represents university in multiple ways
By Lichao Sun
When the University of Colorado Denver was asked to send two of its outstanding international students to represent the university at a 2012 State of Colorado event, Siyuan (Kelly) Rao was an immediate choice. Siyuan had an excellent academic performance record and always showed a willingness to jump in and become involved in helping with university activities.
Intercultural Club Beijing
By Haiyue Liu
On August 23rd, the ICB Club cooperated with International Students Inc. (ISI) in holding the “2013 Welcome Party for ICB Students” in Tivoli Turnhalle. This activity happens at the beginning of each new academic year. The ISI prepared Chinese traditional food for the ICB students and fun games to break the ice. The president of the ICB Club introduced the ISI leadership members and the calendar of events of this semester to the students.
The Tough Decision Young Chinese Women Face
By Lichao Sun
Fanggu is a Chinese girl from a rural area. She made a studious attempt for a higher education and was successfully admitted to a university in Shanghai. After graduating, she took two years to look for any job opportunity that would allow her to stay in Shanghai, and finally landed a job in a small business paying a limited salary. Thanks to her excellent performance over the next three years, she became the department manager. However, these outstanding competencies also brought her the title of “Miss Independent” in the company. She was in an embarrassing situation such that male employees kept her at arm’s length, while other female employees were jealous of her promotion. Moreover, she was overwhelmed by the stress from her parents in rural China urging her to find a husband soon because she was already over 25 years old. Finally, Fanggu decided to resign her position and look for an easier job closer to her hometown so that she could create her own family to satisfy her parents.
American Student Gains Insight Into Rapidly Changing Country
“Bonds are forged more or less the same way, with trust, humor, and shared experiences; it is not difficult to make friends here.” –Paul Stahlke on making friends in Beijing
What it is really like to be an American student living and studying in Beijing? The question was posed to Paul Stahlke, a University of Colorado Denver International Studies major and Chinese Studies minor who is currently enrolled in his second Semester in Beijing program.
Faculty Profile: Yungchih “George” Wang
By Lichao Sun
George Wang, associate professor of economics and academic director of the ICB program in Beijing, achieved multiple academic degrees and gained abundant occupational experiences before beginning his teaching career. As an international scholar, Professor Wang has years of experience teaching international students: from Canada, China, India, Taiwan, Vietnam and also the United States.
A Rip Roarin’ Good Time!
By Joanne Wambeke
Forty-two students, including two PALs (Peer Advocate Leaders), and four staff hopped on board the motor coach bright and early the morning of Friday, October 25th, to begin an all-day adventure to Colorado Springs. Qifeng Xu, an ICB alumnus studying for his master’s in marketing at the University of Colorado Denver Business School said, “The interesting ‘quiz’ that we had on the way to our destination helped me to learn some history events of Colorado.”
Boston and Washington, D.C.
By Joanne Wambeke
While attending a conference in Boston this July, Joanne Wambeke of International Colleges and Partnerships was overjoyed to reunite with three ICB alumni in the Boston area: Yueran Wei, Xin Wang, and Jinghang Jia. The group gathered in Boston’s China Town for an authentic Chinese meal (complete with chicken feet). During her October vacation to the Washington, D.C. area, Joanne also reconnected with ICB alumna Fan Zhang.
Mid-Autumn Banquet Held by ICB Club
By Lichao Sun
“It was an excellent festival activity which exhibited some slices of Chinese students’ talents and skills, as well as facilitated communications between international students and locals,” expressed Dr. Stephen Hartnett, Department of Communication Chair. He continued, “I was impressed that there were so many people gathering in the Turnhalle tonight to celebrate this traditional reunion day in China.” Professor Hartnett was not be the only one surprised by the grand Mid-Autumn Banquet on September 24th.
Best Way to Start a Semester
Reporter: Yunsheng Ma
Editor: Xianghan Ma
There’s no better way to start a new semester than with a little party.
On September 25th, a welcome party was held in the Recruitment Hall on the third floor of the Princess Building. Freshmen and new foreign professors gathered together to celebrate the beginning of a fantastic new fall semester at ICB (Beijing).
Semester in Beijing Program Expands Chinese-American Student’s Education
Amy Ng, earning BA in English Literature
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
How did you originally hear about the Semester in Beijing Program, and what made you pursue this study abroad program?
I had wanted to study abroad in China for a very long time, and when I saw the University of Colorado Denver Semester in Beijing program, I took a leap. The scholarship opportunities offered in the program were another major reason why I chose it. I had looked into other programs, but the cost of this one compared to the others was significantly more economic for me. This program had the combination of what I had already wanted to do and the opportunity to do it—that’s why I am in Beijing right now.