Time goes by quickly; the 2012 spring semester is coming to an end. During this season, students and faculty have enjoyed a variety of interesting activities, provided by the ICB Club.
The semester began with the 2nd Annual Lunar New Year celebration co-sponsored by the Intercultural Club Beijing (ICB Club), the ASA (Asian Student Alliance), CSSA (the Chinese Scholars Association), and the Vietnamese Student Association. Five hundred students, faculty, staff, and community members attended. The event was such a success that on April 25, the Office of Student Life praised the cooperative Lunar New Year as the “Outstanding Diversity Program”.
In March, more than ten ICB students and their American friends engaged in a lively ping-pong tournament at the Tivoli Student Union building. After the first knock-out round, only six students were left. The second round reduced the competitors to three finalists: Xin Wang, Yu Wu, and a female student Mengle Han. Finally—after nearly one-hour of fierce competition—Xin Wang beat out Yu Wu for the victory.
“I am happy that I won the champion and got the prize, a nano player. I feel very lucky that some good players in ICB didn't get the chance to join in the final round so that it was easier for me to win,” said winner Xin Wang.
Although Xin Wang could not share his unique expertise with us, he expressed that the most significant thing to improve ping-pong skills is “practice, practice, and practice.” After the two-hour activity, ICB student enjoyed pizzas and drinks. “I think what’s most important is that everyone has fun together. The ICB Club provided us the opportunity to share a great time,” Xin Wang said.
Yiyi Jiang, the first ICB student to be elected senator in the CU Denver student government, was honored at the April 25 Student Organization Leadership and Excellence Awards banquet for her work on the finance committee. The finance committee received the “Outstanding Student Government Committee” award.
Referring to Yiyi Jiang’s great work and excellent academic achievement, on May 4th Dean Dan Howard praised her as the Outstanding Undergraduate for the Bachelor of Arts degree at the CLAS dean’s reception. Yiyi Jiang will graduate with a B.A. in economics with a math minor. Because of her excellent performance, she will represent CLAS banner during the graduation ceremony on May 12.
Reporter: Lichao Sun