Media Advisory: Confucius Institute dedication ceremony

Posted: Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Nov. 21: The Confucius Institute at Troy University will officially be dedicated Friday, Nov. 21 during a gala luncheon event in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. and will include a ceremony and entertainment. In addition, a special statue will be unveiled by Troy University and its Confucius Institute partner Hebei Normal University of Science and Technology.

Speaking at the event will be:

  • Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Troy University Chancellor
  • Mr. Tang Shengling, President, Hebei Normal University of Science and Technology
  • Mr. Yan Xueqian, Deputy Director, China Youth Center

The unveiling of the statue will take place during the first portion of the program and immediately following remarks by the primary speakers.

At 1 p.m., special entertainment will be provided by faculty and students of the Chinese Student Association:

  • Solo “Hulusu” by student He Yiwen
  • Solo on a stringed instrument by student Zhang Ren
  • A Kung Fu demonstration by Zhao Wujun
  • Solo of a Chinese Folk Song by Dr. Timothy Phillips
  • accompanied by Dr. Hui Ting Yang

We will accommodate a 15-minute media availability beginning at 11:15 a.m. in the lobby of the Hall of Honor. Please be in place by 11 a.m. in order to cover this event. Any special coverage requirements should be directed to Please confirm your attendance at this event by 9 a.m. Nov. 21 so that we may be better able to accommodate your organization’s coverage. We will also provide lunch to those members of the working media who would like to join us in Stewart Dining Hall.