Homecoming, 2016

Monday, May 30 - Sias International University celebrated its annual Homecoming on the 28th of May. The celebration included a parade, musical and dance performances, guest lectures, academic conferences, forums for parents, a ‘Birdman Contest,’ and the first Fluorescent Run’ in the evening.

 

 

The Homecoming Parade began at 8 a.m. with colorful floats made by Sias schools, departments, foreign teachers, clubs, and associations. The parade was viewed by dignitaries and general public outside the Administration building. In addition to the floats, there were minor performances and interactions with the dignitaries.

 

The festivities then moved to the Opera Performance Theater for a series of musical performances and dances. There were speeches by Dr. Shawn Chen, the Chairman of the Board of Sias; Dr. Sonal Minocha, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Bournemouth University; Dr. Alan Brown, President of the Sias Foundation (who also presented scholarships); Li Xinru, Director of New Media in Henan; and Ma Dongjie, Representative of the Parents. Fort Hays State University (FHSU) President, Dr. Mirta Martin, presented Sias with gifts, following which, long-serving music teacher, Gregory Hotrum was awarded the ‘Man of Merit Award,’ and several students were awarded scholarships as well. The performances that followed included a variety of dances ranging from the traditional, such as the Chinese lion dance, flower dance, Laos dance, and Uyghur dance, to the modern.

 

After the performances, Dr. Chen met with members of the Parents Association to discuss the running of Sias and and to look to the future of the University. He also met with the Sias Alumni Association and several former students of Sias.

 

In the afternoon, there were several activities for students such as a basketball invitational, a debate contest, the Birdman contest, all culminating in the evening’s ‘Fluorescent Run.’


Homecoming Parade, 2016

Dr. Shawn Chen, Chairman of the Board of Sias

Sias Marching Band

Sias Marching Band

Logistics Group's float

International Students

International Students

Sias' Foreign Faculty

International Students from Laos

Chang zheng Art Club float

Dignitaries

Sias' Foreign Faculty

Mascots

School of Nursing float

Lion dance (School of Physical Education)

School of Journalism, and School of Art & Science

School of Law

Calligraphy

Student costumes

Dance performance

Dance performance

Sias Marching Band

Homecoming indoor festivities

Sias President, Dr. Chen Sikun

Founder and Chairman of the Board of Sias, Dr. Shawn Chen

Pro Vice-Chancellor of Bournemouth University, Dr. Sonal Minocha

Li Xinru, Director of New Media in Henan

Ma Dongjie, Representative of the Parents

Fort Hays State University presented Sias with gifts

Fort Hays State University presented Sias with gifts

Dr. Shawn Chen presented Gregory Hotrum with a 'Man of Merit' Award

Students were awarded scholarships

Students were awarded scholarships

'Hotel California'

'Hotel California'

Lion dance

Lion dance

Flower dance

Flower dance

Jazz dance

'My Sias'

'My Sias'

Latin dance

Laos traditional dance

Military performance

Traditional Chinese dance performance

Traditional Chinese dance performance

Sias Cheerleaders

Traditional Chinese dance performance

Traditional Chinese dance performance

Uyghur dance

The performers

The performers

The performers

Dr. Chen was interviewed by Zhengzhou TV and Phoenix News

Art exhibition

Boat races

Boat races

'Birdman' competition

'Birdman' competition

Dr. Chen held a meeting for the Sias Alumni

Basketball game

Dr. Chen met with Sias Alumni

Sias Alumni

'Fluorescent Run'

Dr. Chen addressing the students before the 'Fluorescent Run'

'Fluorescent Run'

'Fluorescent Run'

'Fluorescent Run'

'Fluorescent Run'

'Fluorescent Run'

'Fluorescent Run'

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