Welcome to Our 2015 Chinese New Year Gala

The Confucius Institute and Chinese language program at Western Michigan University will hold a 2015 Chinese New Year Gala on Feb. 11 Wednesday at Wesley Foundation from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. You can experience Chinese cultural activities, enjoy traditional Chinese New Year dinner, see and hear performances of Chinese dance, music and arts here. Besides these, you may also win a prize there. Welcome to join us.   

Open to the public | Registration required | Free admission


Lecture “Craftwork Treasure of China” at Holland Museum

Three instructors from Confucius Institute at WMU traveled to Holland Museum and conducted a lecture about Chinese paper cutting, knots and calligraphy last Thursday night. The lecture named "Craftwork Treasure of China" is one of the museum’s after-dark program.


“Panda Sensation” in Sunset Lake Elementary

 On November 25, the Tuesday right before Thanksgiving, Confucius Institute teachers went to Sunset Lake Elementary in Vicksburg and gave a fun cultural lesson to the second and fourth graders.


Calligraphy Workshop

Last week calligraphy workshop, one activity of WMU International Education Week, signaled the end of 2014 fall Confucius Institute workshop series but the start of learning Chinese culture.


Confucius Institute Team Building

“The flames rise high when everybody adds fuel to it” is one famous Chinese proverb. In English it is similar to “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” by Helen Keller.

Confucius Institute team building was held in Adventure Center at Pretty Lake Nov. 21st. The aim of the activity is to motivate CI group to face challenges together and reach greater achievement. Through activities designed for building trust, improving communication and developing a sense of collaboration, each member is aware of the importance of teamwork.


Chinese Cultural Workshops successfully held by Confucius Institute with WMU

In the past few weeks, Confucius Institute with Western Michigan University opened two 90-minute workshops regarding Chinese knotting and paper cutting, which won warm praise from the community.


2014 China Festival at WMU

The bright yellow panda T-shirts shine again on the first China Festival at Western Michigan University.  Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University, along with several other Chinese organizations in Kalamazoo successfully held China Festival on Sept. 27 in Student Recreation center for the celebration of the First Confucius Day.  Confucius Day originates from the birthday of Confucius. The first Confucius day also celebrates the 10-year achievement of Confucius Institute around the world.


2014 Capital City Dragon Boat Race

September 13-14, Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University participated in the Capital City Dragon Boat Race held by Women’s Center of Greater Lansing in Lansing, MI.


2014 Bronco Bash and Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University promoted Chinese culture at university and office level. Two festivals, bronco bash and mid-autumn festival, at the beginning of the new academic year kindled the passion for Chinese culture at WMU.