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Confucius Institute at WKU Sponsors Team in 2nd Annual Owensboro Dragon Boat Festival

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A team of about 30 rowers and supporters from the Confucius Institute at WKU participated in the second annual Owensboro Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday (Aug. 4).

The rowing team was composed of present and past staff of the Confucius Institute (Betty Yu, Terrill Martin and Cheryl Kirby-Stokes) and CI’s Chinese teachers as well as members of faculty, staff, students and community members who support the Confucius Institute at WKU. In addition to rowing duties, a booth was set up to display and demonstrate calligraphy techniques to those who attended the festival.

More than 25 teams entered the competition. In the first heat, the CI at WKU team finished 13th in a time of 59.2 seconds. While the Confucius Institute at WKU did not win the overall trophy, the event was a success, according to Terrill Martin, Associate Director of the Confucius Institute.

The Confucius Institute’s mission is to disseminate Chinese language and culture throughout Kentucky, as well as to promote, host and participate in Chinese events both locally and regionally. They also support the Chinese Learning Center in WKU’s Helm Library, a center for Chinese language classes, art, lectures, videos and literature and the Chinese Teacher Program, which places Chinese language teachers in K-16 classrooms throughout Kentucky.

For more about the Confucius Institute, the Chinese Teacher Program, the Chinese Community Language classes or the Chinese Learning Center, contact Terrill Martin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (270) 745-2530.

More: Additional photos from the Dragon Boat Festival are available on the Confucius Institute at WKU’s Facebook page; and check out upcoming Confucius Institute events and classes.

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