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In a university-wide announcement, Middle Tennessee State University President Sydney McPhee announced the cancellation of two Chinese cultural campus events as a precaution against coronavirus. The first, a Chinese New Year concert featuring the Jinling Dragon ensemble and a pre-concert reception, was scheduled for January 28 in the Wright Music Building. The second, set for …

Photo by Angele Latham / MTSU Sidelines Students and the public gathered at the Hinton Music Hall Saturday for a night of cultural appreciation and awe as the Fengyun’s Women’s Choir joined the MTSU Women’s Chorale in a stunning performance. The concert, titled “The Grand Song of the Dong,” featured the group of six women …

Photo courtesy of Andrew Oppmann Story by Megan Cole / Assistant News Editor MTSU President Sidney McPhee renewed an academic partnership with Ningbo University in China on Friday, according to a press release by MTSU. This partnership allows for Chinese actuarial science students to stay on MTSU’s campus and finish their degrees. It also extends …

Photo courtesy of MTSU Middle Tennessee State University and its primary research partner in China agreed to create a joint ginseng institute. The institute will study, develop and promote Tennessee-gown herbal products that will be sold in Asia. MTSU President Sidney McPhee and Director of Guangxi Botanical Garden of Medicinal Plants Miao Jianhua signed the …

Photo courtesy of Andrew Oppmann Story by Megan Cole / Assistant News Editor MTSU President Sidney McPhee began a lecture series in China Wednesday to emphasize cultural outreach. He will travel to four Chinese universities to share American culture and opportunities through MTSU’s study-abroad program. The first university that McPhee visited was North China University …

Photo by Ethan Clark / MTSU Sidelines People in non-English speaking countries often learn English from a young age through child English learning apps due to the fact it is such a dominant language in the world, it will do them a lot of good to be able to speak it by the time they’re …