College of Management and Human Service

Inaugural Celebration of the Confucius Institute at the University of Southern Maine

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

In partnership with Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China, USM has established the state’s first Confucius Institute. With an initial focus on language, culture, and education, the institute will provide Maine's educators, businesspeople, and community members with opportunities to engage in Chinese studies. The USM Confucius Institute joins more than approximately 400 institutes throughout the world and 90 institutes nationwide.

Join President Theo Kalikow, Dean Joseph McDonnell, USM friends and community members, members of the Chinese consulate, and representatives from Dongbei in celebrating this new venture with an evening of festivities, including a Chinese dance performance, art exhibit, and ceremonial tree planting.

Free and open to the public

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10 Bailey Hall, USM Gorham Campus

Interim Dean Joanne Williams

Interim Dean Joanne Williams teaches sport management and her research focuses on sport marketing and sponsorship.