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
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 or cell at 334-268-9982 to confirm your organization's attendance.