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Chinese Movie Night features documentary Tuesday, April 10

Chinese Movie Night features documentary Tuesday, April 10

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The film “Mulberry Child,” the story of the persecution and survival of a family during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Smith Hall at Old Main. After the documentary screening, the story’s main characters, Jian Ping and her daughter Lisa, will speak and answer questions.

North Central’s Cultural Events, Chinese language, and gender and women’s studies programs are event sponsors.



Hoffert gives presentations in China & Wheaton, pursues research on Japan

Hoffert gives presentations in China & Wheaton, pursues research on Japan

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Brian Hoffert, associate professor of religious studies and history and coordinator of East Asian studies, presented a paper titled “Beyond Life and Death: The Great Awakening” at the Conference on Daoist Ways of Thought in Zhengzhou, China, on March 25, 2010. He also gave a presentation on “The Daoist Roots of Zen Humor” at the DuPage Valley Social Studies Conference in Wheaton, Ill., on Feb. 26, 2010. Hoffert will be doing research on Japanese religious pilgrimages this fall and will host the Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought at DePaul University in Chicago April 2011.


Sunny Gill is the 2010 Outstanding Senior Man

Sunny Gill is the 2010 Outstanding Senior Man

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Kept a secret till the end of Honors Convocation May 18, President Wilde announced Sunbir Gill as the Outstanding Senior Man. “Sunny” has been a familiar face and respected leader on campus since his freshman year. He served as president of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) his senior year and his strong work ethic and hands-on approach to leading have been instrumental in opening the SIFE store and leading his team to the national championships for two years.


2009 graduate named Fulbright Scholar: College's sixth

2009 graduate named Fulbright Scholar: College's sixth

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Parker Gadbois ’09, who majored in English and minored in Chinese and secondary education, was named a Fulbright Scholar and will teach English in Taiwan. He was awarded the highly prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Award for 2010-2011 and begins his 11-month assignment on Aug. 1 with $30,000 of support and additional funds for language study. Gadbois teaches English at East Aurora High School in Aurora and sees the Fulbright as a way to both share his love of teaching and improve his Chinese skills and cultural knowledge.


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