In the Chinese Lunar calendar, 2014 is the year of the horse. Chinese pronunciation: Mǎ, written out as 马。
(Left to right) Pingan Huang, Associate Director; Rachel Zeng, Executive
Associate Director; Angela Rystrom, Office Associate; and David Lou, Director.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Confucius Institute is a non-profit public institute with a mission of promoting and teaching Chinese language and culture in Lincoln and the state of Nebraska. The UNL Confucius Institute was established and dedicated in 2007 as the 20th Confucius Institute in the United States. More than 350 Confucius Institutes have been established world-wide by the Office of Chinese Language Council International, known as Hanban, a part of the Chinese Ministry of Education. Hanban aims to promote friendly relationships with other countries; enhance understanding of Chinese language and culture among world Chinese learners; and provide a good environment for learning.
2014 Chinese Culture Festival
LCCA Cooking Contest
OCCA Mid-Autumn Festival Activities
OCCA Youth Talent Contest
Sponsor: Confucius Institute at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and OCCA
Time: 2:00-4:30 pm 09/27/2014
Location: To be determined
2014 OCCA Youth Chinese Talent Contest is the 4rd year hosted by Omaha Chinese Cultural Association (OCCA) and sponsored by Confucius Institute at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The purpose of this contest is to encourage our children having more fun learning Chinese, and enhance interesting of Chinese culture.
All children aged from 5 to 16 years old are qualified for the contest. The contestants might be divided into different groups according to their ages. The competition may include the following types of acts: Calligraphy, Painting, Photography, Dance, Music Instrument, Sing, Wushu and Chinese Speech.
Contestants will be judged by the professional specialists. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place will be awarded to the winning contestants in each category and will be announced right after the contest. Every contestant will receive a participation award. To sign up, please fill in the attached 2014 OCCA Youth Chinese Talent Contests Registration Form and send it back to Jun An at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is at 11:59pm on Saturday 09/20/2014. Please read the 2014 Omaha Youth Chinese Talent Contests Rules and Instructions carefully.
Please feel free to contact OCCA’s President and 2014 Omaha Youth Chinese Talent Contests committee if you have any question or comments about this contest.
Please forward this email to anyone that might be interested. A registration form may be downloaded here.
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Fall 2014 Classes
It's time to sign up for fall classes!! Start a new hobby of learning Chinese
or continue your skills. This fall we will feature an exciting new class: Adult Vocal Music!!
Learn six popular Chinese songs along with basic music theory, sight-reading and ear training skills.
Download flyers for the Fall 2014 semester
UNL and UNO language, music, and culture classes.
Contact Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org to register today!
Fall Cooking Classes
Mark your calendars now to attend our
popular cooking class this fall!
Classes will be held
September 29--UNL Staff, Faculty, and Students Only
Confucius Institute celebrated Chinese New Year and Chancellor Harvey Perlman's 2013 Confucius Institute Individual Performance Excellence Award with a New Year Reception.
This beautiful invitation warmly invited UNL colleagues to join Confucius Institute staff at the New Year Reception to celebrate the New Year and Chancellor Perlman's Individual Excellence Award.
Chancellor Harvey Perlman receives the 2013 Confucius Institute Individual Excellence Award. He is shown here shaking hands with Liu Yandong, who is the Vice Premier of State Council of the People's Republic of China.
Confucius Institute Director Dr. David Lou speaks at the New Year Reception.
UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman speaks at the New Year Reception.
Confucius Institute Executive Associate Director Rachel Zeng introduces the evening's programs.
Young dancers from one of CI's dance classes entertain guests at the Reception.
Older dancers from the other CI Sunday dance class perform at the Reception.
One of the evening's highlights came when CI teacher Autumn Xu sang a duet with Kevin Hanrahan, Associate Professor from UNL School of Music. Other teachers from CI joined in on the song also.
Confucius Institute staff gathered for a picture at the close of the evening.
The Omaha Chinese Culture Association also celebrated Chinese New Year with a Gala showcasing the talents of many local youth and adults. Confucius Institute is proud to co-sponsor this event annually.
Associate Executive Director Rachel Zeng (center in red) accepts the Platinum Award on behalf of Confucius Institute during the New Year Gala.
Dancers from C.I. classes show
off their beautiful skills
at the New Year Gala.
Dancers from one of the C.I. dance classes perform at the New Year Gala.
Dancers from a C.I. dance class entertain the crowd at the New Year Gala.
Confucius Institute dance teachers Weidong Zeng & Lancy Fan performed
with others at the New Year Gala.
Dance students from Confucius Institute entertain the crowd at the Gala.
Confucius Institute dance teacher Lancy Fan, former dance teacher Yi Liu, and CI dance student Alicia Zeng perform at the Gala.
The performers gather on-stage to thank everyone for coming.
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Meet the personnel of the Confucius Institute at the
University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Learn about upcoming and past activities.