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News: CICO Students receive Confucius Institute Scholarships and Fellowship to study in China!

Recently, two BU students have been awarded the Confucius Institute scholarship and one graduate student has been awarded the Confucius Institute fellowship to study in China during the 2018-2019 academic year!

Mr. Travis Shutz, a History PhD candidate, received a fellowship that supports a one-year research project at Fudan University in Shanghai. His dissertation will examine the impact of sixteenth-century maritime violence at the local level in coastal Fujian and Guangdong provinces.

Two other BU students will study Chinese language and culture for one year on the Confucius Institute scholarship. Ms. Stephanie Hosier, a linguistics major with a Chinese minor, will also attend Fudan University while Mr. Joshua Mattei-Lownes, who holds an MA in Asian and Asian American Studies, will study at Beijing Normal University. Both students graduated from Binghamton University this past May.

News: CICO Performance Troupe Debuts "Three Tours" 三巡 Circuit

 Three Tours Performance

This semester, for the first time, our very own CICO performance group was appointed as one of Hanban's tour groups, the first group to ever be appointed outside of China for this task. CICO performed for three large school districts: Houston Independent School District, East Central Ohio Educational Service Center's affiliated schools, and the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. With 32,000 students and 1,600 Chinese language students, CCSD is one of the largest public school districts in the nation. Our performance group was composed of only 9 performers - 3 BU faculty and staff, and 6 NACTA teachers.

 Three Tours Exhibition

The program featured Beijing Opera excerpts, vocal folk songs, and traditional Chinese instrumental music. Combined with an exhibit on Beijing Opera costumes and a lecture on Beijing Opera costumes and basic performance techniques, the tour was a great success!

 Three Tours Lecture

News: Binghamton University students compete in US Eastern Regional Chinese Bridge Language and Culture Competition

Arthur Krause Chinese Bridge 2018

On April 21st, two Binghamton University students participated in the US Eastern Regional Chinese Bridge Language and Culture competition in Boston. Students from 10 states, from Maine to North Carolina, including schools such as Harvard and MIT, to name a couple, had fierce competition. In the end, our two BU students received excellent awards: Arthur Kraus won second place in the junior division, and Hye In Lee won first place in the senior group! CICO teachers have been coaching them on both their speech and Chinese cultural talent throughout the academic year. We are very proud of this result; since 2014, CICO students have now won first place in the senior division four times!

 Hye In Lee Chinese Bridge 2018

 

News: Assistant to the Director Carrie Feyerabend receives Professional Staff Senate Distinguished Service Award

On April 25th, Assistant to the Director Ms. Carrie Feyerabend received the Professional Staff Senate Distinguished Service Award after only three years in this position. She was one of two recipients from a terrific pool of nominees. We at CICO are all very proud of Carrie's wonderful contributions to CICO and Binghamton University!

 Carrie Feyerabend receives Professional Staff Senate Distinguished Service Award. Left to Right: President Harvey Stenger, Ms. Carrie Feyerabend, Dr. Zu-yan Chen

 

Past Events

Spring 2018

  • June 16: CICO Local Outreach tabling event at Owego Strawberry Festival
  • April 11-15: CICO Beijing Opera Face Painting Lectures, Exhibitions and Performances at Nashville Libraries, sponsored by Middle Tennessee State University
  • April 6-7: CICO "Three Tours" Performance, Exhibition and Lecture for Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • April 4: CICO "Three Tours" Performance and Exhibition for East Central Ohio Educational Service Center
  • March 5-6: CICO Debut of "Three Tours" Performance, Exhibition and Lecture for Houston Independent School District
  • February 16: CICO Performance at Miami University
  • February 10: CICO Performance, Exhibition and Lecture at SUNY Oswego
  • February 10: CICO Performance at Ithaca College CSSA

Fall 2017

  • November 15: CICO Performance at the University of Buffalo
  • November 10: CICO Performance at Savannah State University
  • November 6: CICO Local Outreach Performance at SUNY Cortland "Tastes of the World" event
  • October 7: CICO Local Outreach Performance at CNY CCC Moon Festival
  • October 3: CICO Performance at SUNY Albany Mid-Autumn Festival
  • October 1: CICO Collaboration Concert Eternal Moon: "Beijing Meets Binghamton" Chamber Orchestra World Premiere

Spring 2017

  • March 31: CICO-sponsored Solo Pipa Concert by visiting scholar Ms. Wenwen Chen
  • March 3: CICO Local Outreach event with American Civic Association in Binghamton: Performance-Lecture on Beijing Opera performance 
  • February 25: BU Day at the Mall
  • February 11: CICO Performance at Ithaca College CSSA
  • February 4: CICO Performance at SUNY Albany
  • February 1: Chinese New Year Celebration performance at Notre Dame High School
  • January 30, February 6: Local Outreach 2-part class on Chinese New Year through Binghamton Lyceum
  • January 29: CICO Exhibition on Beijing Opera Costumes and Props at the SUNY CI for Business
  •  January 28: CICO Performance at Community College of Denver; local outreach performance at the Discovery Center of the Southern Tier

Fall 2016

  • December 10: Local outreach performance event at Dicken's Christmas in Skaneateles, NY
  • November 18: CICO Performance at the University of Buffalo
  • November 12: CICO Performance at Savannah State University
  • September 30: CICO Performance at SUNY Global Center CI Conference
  • September 28: CICO Performance at Southern Utah University Confucius Institute Opening Ceremony
  • September 22: CICO performances at Stony Brook University and Pace University
  • September 17: "Confucius Institute Day" held at the Oakdale Mall

Spring 2016

  • June 18: CICO Local Outreach tabling event at Owego Strawberry Festival
  • March 30, April 6: Lyceum class on Chinese Opera Performance and Health and Chinese Music
  • February 20: BU Day at the Mall
  • February 2016:Traveling Chinese New Year celebration performances at the Community College at Denver, Knoxville Chinese Culture Organization, University of Rhode Island, and Middle Tennessee State University
  • February 2016: Local Chinese New Year celebration performances at Vestal High School, STCCA, the Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, and Notre Dame High School

Fall 2015

  • November 2: CICO Performance at SUNY Cortland's "Taste of the World" event
  • October 23: CICO Performance at the University of Delaware and Chinese Opera Costume and Make-up Exhibit
  • October 10: CICO Performance at Savannah State University
  • October 4: CICO Performance at the University of Iowa
  • September 26: CICO Performance at BU and Grand Opening of Chinese Cultural Experience Center

Spring 2015

  • May 9: CICO Performance at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church in Binghamton
  • March 24: CICO sponsors opening ceremony of "Reshuffling the Past" contemporary Chinese ink painting exhibit at Roberson Museum and Science Center
  • March 1: CICO Performance at Phelps Mansion Museum in Binghamton
  • February 28: CICO Performance at the STCCA Chinese New Year Celebration
  • February 21: CICO Performance at SUNY Albany
  • February 21: BU Day at the Mall
  • February 8: CICO Performance at Colorado State University
  • February 7: CICO Performance at the Community College of Denver

Fall 2014

  • September 28: CICO Performance and Lecture at Stony Brook University
  • September 27: "Confucius Institute Day" held at the Oakdale Mall
  • September 20: CICO Performance at the University of Idaho

Spring 2014

  • March 22: CICO co-sponsorship of MRC's Asian-Pacific Heritage Month event
  • Dec 16 - March 10: CICO-organized exhibit on famous Chinese playwright Cao Yu (read about it at the Broome County Library website here)
  • Feb 22: BU Day at the Mall
  • Feb 9: CICO Performance at the Community College at Denver
  • Feb 8: CICO Performance at Colorado State University
  • Feb 1: Chinese New Year celebration at the Discovery Center in Binghamton, NY
  • Feb 1: CICO Performance at SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Jan 25: CICO Performance at Tulane University
  • Jan 24: CICO Performance at Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Jan 23: CICO Performance at Western Kentucky University
  • Jan 10: Hong Zhang held Lecture-Recital at the United Nations

Fall 2013

  • Dec. 4: CICO performance at the University at Albany
  • Nov 18: CICO Performance at Stockton College
  • Oct 28: Beijing Opera and Chinese flute performance at SUNY Cortland
  • Oct 25: Chinese flute performance at Alfred University
  • Sept 27: CICO Performance at Binghamton University, Osterhout Concert Theater
  • Sept 25: CICO Performance Group performs at Stony Brook University
  • Sept 21: CICO Performance Group performs at Missouri State University
  • Sept 10: CICO's "The Art Behind Beijing Opera: Costume and Makeup" exhibit at the Confucius Institute for Business in New York

 

                                                                                                                              

 

   

Last Updated: 7/23/18