Holiday travel[10/09/2007 12:00 AM]
This October holiday Sias International University staff members and instructors traveled in and outside China. A contingent traveled to Seoul, South Korea, as part of an exchange program with Han Sei University, while another group headed west to Xi’an to see the Terracotta Warriors. In addition, some went to Shanghai to take in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The trip to South Korea was
Freshmen pour into Sias[09/09/2007 12:00 AM]
XINZHENG, Henan Province – Busses streamed into Sias International University this weekend, flooding the campus with incoming freshmen from around China. The class of 2011, the largest freshman class in Sias’ nine-year history, started arriving early Saturday morning and was still showing up late Sunday evening. Nearly a quarter of the new students will be attending the School of Foreign
Graduates and students of Sias International University along with their parents took part in Homecoming activities on May 26. This seventh-annual event was a chance for graduates to return and reconnect with old classmates. It was a time for parents to see the growth that has happened on the campus and in their children. Homecoming kicked off with a special performance in the Opera Building. The
Intramurals tip off at Sias[05/22/2007 12:00 AM]
Intramural sports are considered part of the norm on college campuses in North America. On the other hand, it’s a fairly new concept in China, especially Central China. However, Sias International University is working on changing things in the Henan Province. Saturday, May 19, 2007, Sias officially opened intramural play with students and foreign faculty members. There was plenty of action on
Students clean up Shizu Shan[05/21/2007 12:00 AM]
Armed with gloves, trash bags and drinking water, students and faculty members of Sias International University collected garbage off Shizu Shan over Earth Day weekend. Twenty students and three teachers spent four hours hiking the ancestral mountain, picking up trash from top to bottom. Large trash bags were soon filled and near the breaking point as the groups scoured the main and off-beat
Ernest Hemingway wrote: “There are only 3 real sports: bull-fighting, car racing and mountain climbing. All the others are mere games.” Stephen Turpin and Monica Wolfe knocked off the latter sport when they climbed The Four Girls Mountain during the 2007 May holiday. They were part of an exhibition from the Sias International University Outdoor Club. Joining the Americans were Chinese students
After months of training, Lyndi Milton and Drew Tilson were prepared to take on the inaugural ZhengBian Marathon from Zhengzhou to Kaifeng on May 6 in the Henan Province of China. The Sias International University instructors trained around Xinzheng, running through villages during the cool of the day. Unfortunately on race day, they found themselves staring down a very long, flat road as the
Farewell Opera[05/13/2007 12:00 AM]
It’s never easy to say goodbye. After years of studying at Sias International University, the Opera Department graduates gave their farewell performance on April 29. The graduating players performed the traditional folk opera “Shangshi.” It was their final chance to perform in the Opera Education Theatre and show off how much they had learned while studying at Sias. It was an emotionally
Sick of constant studying? Tired of intense relationships? Want to relax for a while? Well, this was the week for you. May holiday: no classes, no assignments, no activities, just free time. Time for traveling, shopping, or just plain relaxing? However, not everyone jumped on a train to Wuhan or Chengdu. Some students stayed at Sias International University and enjoyed the solitude. The typically
Honorary Chairman visits Sias[04/28/2007 12:00 AM]
The Honorary Chairman of Kuomintang Lian Zhan and his wife, Fangyu, visited Sias International University on April 19 as part of the ancestor worship ceremony to honor the Yellow Emperor. Sias University founder, Dr. Shawn Chen, welcomed them and gave them a campus tour. Lian and his wife spoke highly of the college. “Sias’ landscape is really impressive. I love it,” Lian Fangyu said. After
Four students of the Sias International University Opera Department and a teacher are visiting several sites in the United States including Western Connecticut State University, which sent students to visit Sias last year. In order to make this trip more successful, they made full use of their time to improve their oral English. They were trained by some foreign teachers and made great progress.
Sixteen students will represent Sias International University at the USASF 2007 Cheer and Dance Worlds in Orlando, Florida on April 21-22. The students leave April 20 for a 14-day tour of the United States. Their first stop will be Orlando, where they will compete at Walt Disney World against other universities from around the world. They will then travel to Los Angeles, California for several
Sias hosts job fair[04/12/2007 12:00 AM]
The second Sias International University job fair was held in Jordan Hall on March 31. There were 173 businesses from inside and outside the Henan Province at the fair. It was a chance for the Sias student to meet potential employers and apply for a job before graduating this year.
Good reviews for Drama Day[04/02/2007 12:00 AM]
The Foreign Language Department of Sias International University put on some wonderful dramatic performances on March 28. The actors and actresses wore both very funny clothes and scary masks, imagining they were on a real stage and not in the classroom. They worked hard so that their judges and audience would enjoy the evening. The students used their rich imaginations to rewrite original Chinese
Sias News, June 2016[06/08/2016 09:47 AM]
Sias' bilingual video news, covering events from May, 2016, including Homecoming and the Commencement.  
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