Alabama-China Week/Confucius Institute dedication March 28-30

Posted: Friday, 23 April 2016

TROY-Troy University is hosting a delegation from the People's Republic of China, the nation's consulate office in Houston, Texas, and various state officials on the Troy Campus Wednesday-Friday. Various events are taking place during this time including the official dedication ceremonies of the Confucius Institute at Troy University.

Following is a schedule of events:

Wednesday, March 28:
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Confucius Institute board meeting 115 Bibb Graves Hall
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Private reception CI Library Bibb Graves Hall
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Banquet Hall of Honor

Thursday, March 29:
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Chinese Consul General Address Trojan Center Theater
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Tent reception New Quad/Bibb Graves Hall
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CI dedication ceremony Bibb Graves
10:30 a.m. Signing of ASDE agreement Bibb Graves
Dr. Tom Bice, State Superintendent
Shuliang Guo, Deputy Director, Hebei Province
11:45 a.m.: MEDIA AVAILABILITY WITH PRIMARY PLAYERS
Chinese deputies of education, economy and culture will be here, in addition to
Chancellor Hawkins, and Consul-General Xu, and others
11:45 a.m.: Tours of the Confucius Institute
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Alabama-China Symposium Hawkins Hall
3:35 p.m. – 5 p.m: Visit to Johnson Cultural Arts Center Downtown Troy
7:30 p.m.: Delegation attends "Band Geeks" Crosby Theater

Friday, March 30:
10:30 a.m.: Alabama-China Education Symposium CI in Bibb Graves
Highland Middle School children performance
Plaque unveilings
Presentation by Highland Principal Kathryn Barr
Presentation by LAMP instructor Steven Frost
10:55 a.m.: Cake cutting ceremony

This event is open for coverage at any point, but the principle actors will be available for interview as indicated. Contact Clif Lusk via email at clusk@troy.edu or cell at 334-268-9982 to confirm your organization's attendance.