Bluefield University in the News


by | Jan 18, 2012

As part of its ongoing academic and cultural exchange with the Jiangsu Second Normal University in China, Bluefield College welcomes Professor Wang Zhaojun to campus this winter to teach courses and lead discussions for students and the community.

A professor of the English language at the Jiangsu Second Normal University in Nanjing, China, Professor Zhaojun will visit Bluefield College January 8 through February 6.

“He’s visiting our campus not only to gain a better understanding of our university culture, but also to share his experiences of what life is like in China,” said Dr. Gerardo Cummings, director of BC’s Global Education Program. “It’s a great opportunity for our faculty and students and the Greater Bluefield community at-large to learn about the Chinese culture.”

Among the opportunities available: two evening classes, Tuesday, January 24 and Tuesday, January 31 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Lansdell Hall 101, designed to explore Chinese history, culture and language.

“If you are planning to do business in China, study abroad there, or if you are simply intrigued by the Chinese culture, its history and its language, this is a great opportunity to engage with an ambassador of the Chinese culture,” said Dr. Cummings. “The classes are open and free to all.”

Professor Zhaojun also will lead a workshop, titled “China 2012,” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1 in Science Center 121. He will make additional presentations to students in classes for world religions, world literature, world civilization, senior seminar, criminal justice, criminology, and journalism.

The college will also take Professor Zhaojun on a tour of the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. In addition, during his stay in Bluefield he will be visiting other local colleges and schools, including Bluefield (WV) State College and Rocky Gap (VA) High School.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for local residents to visit the Bluefield College campus and to experience the Chinese culture, history and language first-hand,” said Dr. Cummings.

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