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IPL 500 FESTIVAL PARADE – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

March 3rd, 2017, 1:23 pm

IPL 500 FESTIVAL PARADE

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Held on May 27, the eve of the 100th Indianapolis 500, 300,000 spectators from around the country lined the streets of Indianapolis for one of the nation’s premier parades, alongside the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The IPL 500 Festival Parade allows all spectators to witness the pageantry and larger-than-life floats light up the streets of downtown Indianapolis. Well-known celebrities, costumed characters, marching bands, patriotic units, specialty units, spectacular floats and giant helium balloons will fill the streets to celebrate the world’s largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500.

The tradition continues with the 33 starting drivers of the Indianapolis 500 serving as honorary grand marshals the day before the race, riding in the traditional rows of three, with the winner of the pole position bringing up the rear.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR INDY 500 FESTIVAL PARADE

DATE: SATURDAY MAY 27, 2017

LOCATION: DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS

The Confucius Institute is looking for people (age 16 and older) who are interested in volunteering and participating in this year’s Indy 500 Festival Parade on Saturday May 27th.  Our Institute will be a sponsor and will have a giant Rooster balloon that will require several handlers.  If interested please see the instructions below on how to register. You will also need to send an email to ciindy@iupui.edu that you are planning to volunteer and let us know your shirt size.  Please forward this to anyone (friends, family, students, etc..) you think would be interested.

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Balloon Handlers – Rooster (Confucius Institute in Indianapolis)

PLEASE NOTE: VOLUNTEERS WHO WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY AT THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY® MUST SIGN UP ONLINE BY 5:00 PM, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12!

  1. Log onto our website www.500festival.com
  2. Click on the volunteer tab at the left of the page
  3. Click on the Volunteer Registration link
  4. Welcome to the 500 Festival online volunteer registration
  5. Read the important information
  6. Click on the purple ‘Volunteer Registration’ button on the right side of the page
  7. Select 500 Festival Volunteer
  8. Enter the access code “2017rooster” at the top of the page and click unlock
  9. Scroll down to the IPL 500 Festival Parade and select Balloon Handler- Rooster- Confucius
  10. From here you will complete your volunteer registration

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IPL 500 FESTIVAL PARADE – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

March 3rd, 2017, 1:23 pm

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Chinese Festivals Exhibit

February 6th, 2017, 10:59 am

2017 CHINESE CULTURE CAMP AT IUPUI

Register Here 

Please email ciindy@iupui.edu prior to registering if you meet any of the following criteria: 1) Sibling Discount 2) Received a Scholarship 3) Camp Staff Discount

June 5-July 28

Deadline to Apply: extended to May 22nd, 2017

For language learning, the younger the better. To better prepare our children to learn Chinese language, the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis offers a Chinese Culture summer day-camp for K-8 students. The camp is held on the IUPUI campus, and last for one to eight weeks. Students will have a full curriculum of Chinese language, crafts and sports, singing and dancing, and individual math and reading.  Classes are taught by local Chinese Teachers and Teaching Assistants from IUPUI.

Who: Children in grades K-8 (must be at least 5yrs old to enroll).

Groups: Divided by Age Group

Language Classes will be broken down to two levels: Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced Level

Where: IUPUI campus: Location TBD
When: Mon. – Fri. June 5 – July 28, 2017; 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
Pre & After School Care (extra charge) available 7:30 – 8:30 AM, and 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Costs: $150 per week

 $25 per week for pre and after school care

 $15 one time teaching materials and textbooks fee (if enrolled after April 3rd)

Sibling Discounts Available – please email ciindy@iupui.edu for code

Note: No camp on Tuesday July 4th.

Cost includes: Camp T-shirt, calligraphy brush & paper, Chinese language books, Chinese game

What to Bring: Due to food allergies and your child’s individual preferences, we are asking that parents pack a morning snack and a lunch for their child each day of the camp. Please be sure to clearly mark your child’s name on his or her lunch box/bag.  Campers also bring their own backpack, pencil and notebook. We also ask parents to bring some math books and reading materials that would be appropriate for their children’s level.  If not, the teacher will provide some photocopies of some materials.

Parking: Meters are available.  IUPUI Parking Services has visitor spaces on campus.  Please visit here for detailed information on locations and price.  For the most part, although limited, meter parking has been adequate although there are a few lots that are undergoing construction.

Additional Information: The camp is normally held on the IUPUI Campus (SL and LD Building). Location TBD.  Lunch is normally in the Campus Center. Each week we have Camper of the week for each group. We will have a performance on the last day of camp which will be Friday July 28th at 4:30pm-5:00pm.   There will be no camp on Tuesday July 4thGroups will be combined for language classes based on level.

Questions: Contact Noah  phone (317) 278-7900 or email ciindy@iupui.edu

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Summer Camp

January 31st, 2017, 3:42 pm

Chinese Fair!!! There are fun activities to participate and performances to enjoy. There are also Chinese language contests to attend. Students have a chance to receive certificates and prizes!

Date: Sat. April 15th, 2017
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Place: IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Fair Flyer

For Regular School Registration, please visit the link here.  For all other please contact the appropriate individual located in the flyer

Campus Center Map

Parking Information

School Bus Reimbursement

Photos of 2016 Chinese Language and Cultural Fair

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2017 Chinese Fair

January 24th, 2017, 9:03 am

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2017 Indy Chinese New Year Gala

January 24th, 2017, 9:00 am

2017 SPRING CHINESE CULTURE HOUR

12:00PM-1:00 PM 

Confucius Institute – Cavanaugh Hall – Suite 129

Jan 25 – Happy Chinese New Year – Dr. Nian Zhang – Confucius Institute

Feb 1 – Study in China – Dr. Nian Zhang – Confucius Institute

Feb 8 – The East/West Dialectic in Education: Conflict and Synthesis – Mr. Eric W. Layman – IU School of Education

Feb 15 – Historic Guangzhou: Crossroads of the World – Dr. Ian McIntosh – Confucius Institute

Feb 22 – One Girl’s Experience Living in China – Ms. Hope Fenton – Shelby County Public Library

Mar 1 – Chinese Acupuncture: An Overview on the Theory and Practice – Dr. Xiaoming Jin – IU Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

Mar 8 – Intro to Chinese Music – Prof. Weiping Meng, Capital Normal University College of Music

Mar 22 – Corporate Governance of State-owned Commercial Banks in China – Dr. Zhenyun Chen – IU School of Law

Mar 29 – Chinese Architecture – Dr. James A. Glass – Historic Preservation & Heritage Consulting LLC.

Apr 5 – 1989: Tiananmen Square Through Lenses – Dr. Edgar Huang – IUPUI School of Informatics

Open to All

The Chinese Culture Hour program exposes you to the myriad of topics embodied in Chinese culture.  By attending Culture Hour every week, you will learn about festivals, history, society, medicine, philosophy, arts and various themes about China.  Enjoy refreshments and an hour of educational entertainment.

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2017 SPRING CHINESE CULTURE HOUR

January 23rd, 2017, 3:37 pm

Mandarin Chinese is the standard and most widely spoken dialect of the Chinese language. As such, Mandarin Chinese is essential for Americans interested in doing business, vacationing, or studying in China. As Chinese businesses, tourists, and scholars travel to the United States in growing numbers, Americans are also finding Mandarin Chinese very useful here at home.

Join us for practical and enjoyable courses in Mandarin Chinese. All courses meet one session per week and are held in the Confucius Institute in Suite 129 at the IUPUI Campus, except as noted. Parking is the responsibility of the student.

Fall Non-Credit Courses (open to public)

Conversational Chinese I
Date & Time: TBD
Description: Conversational Chinese I is intended for beginners and focuses on developing the student’s ability to use Chinese language in verbal communication. You’ll learn Chinese pronunciation, the most essential and useful conversational sentences and simple grammar in order to carry on basic conversations. You’ll have many opportunities to practice using the language in a range of contexts likely to be encountered in Chinese culture. Parking is the student’s responsibility.

Conversational Chinese II
Date & Time: TBD
Description: Conversational Chinese II is intended for people who’ve mastered basic Chinese conversation skills from Conversational Chinese I and would like to build on these skills. The course will help to develop your ability to use Chinese language in verbal communication. You’ll fine tune your pronunciation and learn more functional conversation skills and grammar in order to carry on more complex conversations. You’ll have many opportunities to practice using the language in a range of contexts likely to be encountered in Chinese culture. Parking is the student’s responsibility.

Conversational Chinese III
Date & Time: TBD
Description: Conversational Chinese III is intended for people who have a basic knowledge of Chinese language. This course will build upon the vocabulary and grammar learned in basic Chinese studies. This intermediate course will help you to expand your vocabulary to incorporate more abstract terms and express more complex ideas and reasoning in Chinese. This course is intended to be a continuation of Conversational Chinese II. Parking is the student’s responsibility.

Conversational Chinese IV
Date & Time: TBD
Description: Conversational Chinese IV is intended for people who have a basic knowledge of Chinese language. This intermediate course will build upon the vocabulary and grammar learned in basic Chinese studies, and expands that vocabulary to incorporate more abstract terms and express more complex ideas and reasoning in Chinese. This course is intended to be a continuation of Conversational Chinese III. Parking is the student’s responsibility.

Questions: Email: ciindy@iupui.edu

Call: 317-278-7900

COSTS
$150 per course. 6 classes in each course. Each class is 2 hours. Total of 12 hours of instruction per course. Registration link/information will be provided at a later date

REFUND POLICY
Course refunds will be made based on cancellation date. A minimum of 4 students must be enrolled to keep the class
• Day of class or later …………………. 0%
• Two to Six business days before class…. 50%
• 1 week or more before class …………………………. 100%
For a course refund, call our office at (317) 278-7900. Please allow six weeks to process a check refund.

REGISTRATION

We are currenlty working on an online form.  If you have any questions about the courses please email ciindy@iupui.edu

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Non-Credit Courses

January 10th, 2017, 11:52 am

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1. Chinese Bridge Announcement (Read First)

2. Flyer

3. Student Application

    Chaperon Application

4. FAQs

PDF VERSION of ALL DOCUMENTS

2016 photo

2016 Powerpoint (includes photos) China Trip

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2017 High School Summer Camp in China

January 6th, 2017, 4:21 pm

12:00PM-1:00 PM 

Confucius Institute – Cavanaugh Hall – Suite 129

Sept. 7th    Cultural Revolution 50th Anniversary – A personal perspectives 

Zao C Xu, M.D., Ph.D.  Confucius Institute

Sept.14th   Celebrating Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 

Jian Xu, Ph.D.  Confucius Institute,

Sept. 21st   Symbolic Meanings of Chinese Material Culture 

Juanhong Wu, M.A.  Zhejiang University of Technology,

Sept. 28th   Mastering Chinese Photography 

Edgar Huang, Ph.D.  IUPUI School of Informatics,

Oct. 5th      China and the U.S.: Cultural Differences in the School and Workplace

Lei Wang, Ph.D.  The International Center

Oct. 12th    International Engagement: The Benefits of Academic Coursework, Language Learning, and Working Abroad

Mark Shope, J.D.  Faegre Baker & Daniels LLP

Oct. 19th    Sacred Pilgrimage Sites in China

Ian McIntosh, Ph.D.  Confucius Institute

Oct. 26th    Understanding Chinese Thoughts in the Book of Changes (the I-Ching)

Jing Wang, Ph.D.  IUPUI School of Liberal Arts

Nov. 2nd    How to Be a Good Person: A Reading of the Analects of Confucius

Jian Xu, Ph.D.  Confucius Institute

Nov 9th      Imagery in Traditional Chinese Poetry 

Zu-Yan Chen, Ph.D.  New York State Binghamton University

Nov 17th    The life in China of International Students who study Chinese language

Nian Zhang, Ph.D.  Confucius Institute

Open to All

The Chinese Culture Hour program exposes you to the myriad of topics embodied in Chinese culture.  By attending Culture Hour every week, you will learn about festivals, history, society, medicine, philosophy, arts and various themes about China.  Enjoy refreshments and an hour of educational entertainment.

culture hour 2016

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2016 FALL CHINESE CULTURE HOUR

August 29th, 2016, 4:02 pm

“Chinese Hoosiers,” a book documenting the lives of 21 exceptional Chinese or Chinese Americans who lived in or are still living in the Hoosier state, is  available to the public. One of the authors, Lu Wang, shares some of her experiences while writing the book.

This year, the State of Indiana is celebrating its bicentennial. Throughout the past 200 years, many Chinese individuals with outstanding talents have called Indiana home. Endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis initiated the book project to document the experiences of Chinese Hoosiers, and I was fortunate enough to be part of the five-member team. It took us two years to finish the book, a special present for Indiana’s bicentennial.

While researching the book, I was excited to discover that many well-known Chinese people were associated with Indiana. For example, Dr. Jiaxian Deng, the founder and pioneer of China’s nuclear program; Dr. Sili Liang, the founding member in the field of missile control system development;  and Liren Sun,  the illustrious military officer who bested Japanese forces during WWII, were all graduates of Purdue University. Dr. Gang Yi, the Vice President for the People’s Bank of China, was a professor in the Department of Economics at IUPUI.  Unfortunately, due to space constraints, we could not include all of the outstanding Chinese Hoosiers who have made great contributions to China and Indiana. In the end, we selected 21 people as representatives in various fields of science, military, politics, academics and business.

During the process of writing the book, I was touched by people’s strong connections with Indiana, and often found myself in tears. When I visited Dr. Tongkui Ju, a man who received his law degree from Indiana University and returned to China in 1949, he told me that he had sent Christmas cards to each of Indiana University presidents and the Indiana University School of Law every year for more than 20 years. Although the 91-year-old’s health is failing, he still manages to send his cards. Indiana University has never failed to live up to this old alumnus’ visions. In 2014, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie awarded Dr. Ju with Indiana University’s highest honor, the Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion.

Because most of interviewees were elderly, time was against us. Immediately after starting our writing, we heard the tragic news that Dr. Bobby Fong, a former president of Butler University, had passed away. Dr. Liang passed away as well just before the book was published. It is heartbreaking that they were not able to read the completed stories about Chinese Hoosiers— stories that include their own.  However, by telling these stories, we hope younger generations of Chinese and Americans will find inspiration and encouragement through the legacy of these exceptional Hoosiers.

In closing, I would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Xu, the director of the Confucius Institute.  He has made tremendous contributions to this book, and I am touched by his dedication and commitment.

 Lu Wang lives in Indianapolis and is pursuing advanced degrees in law and accounting. As a freelance writer and reporter, she has worked in multiple publishing institutes over the course of her career. To purchase a copy of the book of Chinese Hoosiers, please contact the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis (details are below).

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Hardcover (color; 177 pages) $20 before shipping and tax

See price here: Chinese Hoosiers Book Pricing Sheet

If you would like to place an order, please email ciindy@iupui.edu and include the following information

Name:

Address (to ship):

Phone:

Email:

Number of Copies:

We accept check (made payable to CI-IUPUI) or cash.  Once we have confirmed your order Please mail payment to:

Confucius Institute – IUPUI

425 University Blvd., CA 129

Indianapolis, IN 46202

We will mail out the books once we have received payment.  For book orders exceeding 3 copies please email ciindy@iupui.edu and we will provide you with a quote.

*For those of you who would like to order from China please contact the individual below:

Ms Liu Xueqian, 刘学谦

liu-xueqian@163.com

Tel: 13825046506,020-84111997

100 Yuan/book

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