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Dragon Boat Rowing Competition: Join Now!

Dragon Boat Rowing logoThe Confucius Institute invites students, staff, and faculty to represent Webster University in the annual Gateway Dragon Boat Festival rowing competition. Come participate in this ancient Chinese tradition while getting some exercise and supporting a local charity. This is a great team building activity and tons of fun. The event takes place at Creve Coeur Lake on Saturday, June 23, and is free for all participants. There will also be two practice runs in the week leading up to the event.

  • Cost: Free!
  • Who: We are looking for 20 rowers, 5 alternates, and 1 drummer from the Webster community. No experience needed.
  • What: Gateway Dragon Boat Festival rowing competition
  • Where: Creve Coeur Lake
  • When: Saturday, June 23, 2018; practices will be held on two evenings sometime between June 19 and June 22.
  • Why: Partake in a more than 2,000 year old tradition while having fun! You will also be supporting Operation Family Help, a non-profit effort assisting families with medical needs not covered by health insurance.
  • To register: Email Courtney at clecompte24@webster.edu. Registration is first come, first served.

Hank Levine to discuss US-China economic relations

On Tuesday April 10th, at 5:30pm at East Academic Building room 253 , the Confucius Institute at Webster University will be hosting "Contemporary China Speaker Series No. 2: Trade War?: US-China Economic Relations in the Era of Trump and Xi," presented by Henry Levine and moderated by  Dr. Allan MacNeill.

Henry ‘Hank’ Levine is a Senior Advisor of the Albright Stoneridge Group, where he assists clients as they enter and grow in the Chinese market. Dr. Allan MacNeill is a professor of political economy at Webster University.

Chinese Language and Culture Class for Kids

Do you and your kids want to know more about Chinese culture? Do your kids want to learn Chinese language in a fun way? Now is the time! This year, the Confucius Institute at Webster University is offering a Chinese language and culture class for kids aged 6-11. The kids will learn some spoken Chinese for day-to-day use through doing fun activities, watching videos and making traditional Chinese handicrafts.

Dates: Every Monday and Wednesday, from September 10 to October 31, 2018. 16 classes in total.

Class time: 4:15–5:15 pm

Age range: Kids 5–11 years old (grades K–5 for the spring semester 2018)

Place: East Academic Building Rm 161, Webster University

Application deadline: September 3, 2018

Cost: $25 to cover textbooks and crafts materials

Parents are welcome to sit in the class with your kids to learn some Chinese in a fun way!

To register, please complete the form below.

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