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Chinese culture courses open to public

Feb. 5, 2010

KALAMAZOO--The Confucius Institute at WMU has launched a series of low-cost Chinese culture courses that is open to the general public.

Anyone ages 15 or older may enroll in the non-credit courses, which range in cost from $75 to $200 and include discounts for WMU students.

Session I of the series will begin Feb. 8, but those interested have until Monday, Feb. 15, to register. The six courses that have been scheduled are Tai Chi and Chinese cooking, crafts, music and instruments, painting, and traditional medicine.

Due to low initial enrollment, the start date and registration deadline for Session I courses has been extended by one week. Courses with too-low enrollment after the Feb. 15 deadline will be canceled. If canceled, course fees will be refunded to those who paid. If not canceled, fees will be pro-rated to reflect that the course started one week later than expected.

To register for a Session I courses, call the Confucius Institute at (269) 387-3951 by Feb. 15. Visit the Confucius Institute Web site for details about courses, meeting times and fees.

The courses scheduled for Session II will begin Monday, March 29, and are a repeat of five Session I courses. Registrations are being accepted online at wmich.edu/confucius for these offerings.

Chinese culture courses
Session II

  • Chinese cooking--6 to 8 p.m. Mondays; from March 29-May 3; Young Chef's Academy, 3021-A Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo.
  • Chinese crafts--5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays; except for April 26, from March 29-May 10; 3203 Dunbar Hall, WMU.
  • Chinese music and instruments--6 to 8 p.m. Mondays; except for April 26, from March 29-May 10; 3201 Dunbar Hall, WMU.
  • Chinese painting--5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; except for April 26, from March 30-May 11; 4207 Dunbar Hall, WMU.
  • Chinese traditional medicine--5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; except for April 26, from March 31-May 12; 3203 Dunbar Hall, WMU.

Questions about the Chinese culture courses should be directed to Jaime LeBlanc-Hadley in the Haenicke Institute for Global Education at jaime.leblanc-hadley@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3951.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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