Congratulations to Chinese Speech Contest Winners

On Thursday, April 21, the Confucius Institute and the University of Delaware’s Chinese Program co-sponsored a Chinese Speech Contest for students taking Chinese at all levels. Participants showed off their skills and creativity by performing skits, singing songs, and reciting poetry. Congratulations to the winners in each category!

Beginner Level
First Place: Nick Rogers and Nina Davila
Second Place: Dante Pavan and Norma Cruz
Third Place: Kaelyn Zusi and T.J. Gibbons

Intermediate Level
First Place: Megan Mannino
Second Place: Adam Sallade, Desmond Stanback, Dunia Tonob, Reed Bidgood, Sara Suarez, and Wesley Yang
Third Place: Tim Schroeder

Advanced Level
First Place: Evangelista Barylski
Second Place: Davis Pfund, Fernando Rodriguez, and Gabriel Menoscal
Third Place: Amin Lo and Maricanna Green

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UD Chinese New Year Gala on Feb. 27 at Mitchell Hall

2016 CNY poster WEB_smThe Confucius Institute and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association invite the University of Delaware campus community and the public to a special celebration of the Chinese New Year — the Year of the Monkey — on Saturday February 27, in Mitchell Hall on UD’s Newark campus.

This year, the Chinese New Year fell on Monday February 8th to start the Year of Monkey in the Chinese zodiac.

On Saturday Feb. 27, starting from 6:30 p.m., an evening of traditional and modern Chinese New Year festivities will be presented in Mitchell Hall.

Tickets are sold online at https://udcssa.yapsody.com/event/index/28589/2016. Prices vary at $12.99, $6.99, $4.99 and $2.99 per person. Online booking processing fee may apply.  Limited tickets may be also available at the door.

For more information, contact the Confucius Institute at UD at 302-831-7188/7190 or via email confucius@udel.edu.

 

UDCI Will Present Series of Events to Celebration the Lunar New Year

monkey2016logoChinese New Year, aka Spring Festival, is the most important holiday in Chinese culture. This year, the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware will organize and co-organize several culture events on campus and in the community to present this traditional festival to Delawareans and celebrate the Year of the Monkey.

Please mark your calendar for the following events. More details will follow.

  1. Greater Dover Chinese Culture Festival
    Co-organized with Delaware State University
    Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016
    Time: 11:00am-2:50pm Culture Activities; 3:00-5:00pm Stage Performance
    Location: Education & Humanities Building Theater, Delaware State University, Dover
    Free Event.
  2. Delaware Chinese New Year Celebration
    Co-organized with Delaware Chinese American Association
    Date: Saturday February 13, 2016
    Time: 2:00-4:00pm
    Location: The Independence School Auditorium, 1300 Paper Mill Road, Newark, DE 19711
    Free Event.
  3. UD Chinese New Year Celebration Gala
    Co-organized with UD Chinese Students and Scholars Association
    Date: Saturday February 27, 2016
    Time: 7:00-9:00pm
    Location: UD Mitchell Hall
    Ticketing information coming soon.

Stay tuned for more information on the UD gala.