University of Central Arkansas Celebrated Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

Conway, Arkansas, USA, September 9th, 2011 — Confucius Institute at the University of Central Arkansas held a celebration for Mid- Autumn Festival in the Student Center Ballroom from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  UCA students, faculty, staff and local families, more than 300 people, attended the celebration. They experienced a wonderful Chinese cultural night by enjoying moon cakes, watching performances, and playing games.

Dr. Lance Grahn, the Provost of the University of Central Arkansas, Dr. Alexander N. Chen, the Associate Vice President for International Engagement, Dr.  Elaine McNiece, the Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Maurice Lee, the Dean of Liberal Arts College, Dr. Horst Lange, the Chair of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Dr. Chenyi Hu, the Chair of Computer Science attended the festival celebration.  Dr. Grahn and Dr. Chen made the welcome remarks for the celebration.  They expressed sincere thanks to UCA Confucius Institute for bringing the Chinese traditional festival culture to UCA campus, spoke highly of the UCA students’ affection for Chinese culture, and wished everyone a wonderful Mid Autumn Festival.

UCA Provost Grahn makes welcome remarks

The performers gave a brilliant show for the guests. The string trio from East China Normal University played Chinese folk music and famous western music, one Japanese student studying Chinese in the Confucius Institute of the UCA did the popin dance together with two Chinese students, and the balloon trample games heated the ballroom with dozens of people joining in the game.  The performance ended with a chorus performed by exchange students from China.

The Mid- Autumn Festival celebration was adjourned in an atmosphere of great joy.  Many took pictures together to commemorate the wonderful night.  They all look forward to another marvelous Mid-Autumn Festival celebration next year!

Traditional Chinese Moon Cakes

Students taking pictures to commemorate the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration