Friday, Dec. 9, marked an important milestone for the sisterhood between Ming Chuan University and Saginaw Valley State University.
On that day, the two universities came together to watch as a delegation from Anhui, a province between China and Taiwan, unveiled a bust of Lin Mingchuan.
Mingchuan, for whom MCU receives its namesake, was the first governor of Taiwan. He defended Taiwan against a French invasion, established important infrastructure, advanced industry and created multiple schools throughout Taiwan. As such, he is often referred to as the Father of Modernization in Taiwan.
Ming Chuan is therefore a fitting name for the university that SVSU first partnered with in 2013.
This coming year marks the 60th anniversary of Ming Chuan University. Ming Chuan University in Michigan is offering Anniversary Scholarship to all qualified MCU students and alumni, who enrolled in Master's degree program in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL) or New Media and Communication Administration (CMA). This scholarship is awarded to fall and winter semester applicants in 2016-17 only, with a limited number. The number available is limited, and scholarship will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
In the morning of May 7th, Ming Chuan University in Michigan and Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) hosted a joint commencement ceremony for the first graduating class of the Master's program in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL) at SVSU Ryder Center.
Being called upon to the podium to receive their diplomas, the four graduates expressed their joy while shaking hands with President Chuan Lee and SVSU President Donald Bachand at the commencement. President Lee wishes hearty congratulations to our recent TCFL graduates.
Last Friday, the Intercultural Night at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) enter its 15th year. This annual event was held on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Rhea Miler Recital Hall. Its primary goal is to promote cultural diversity, cultural understanding and harmony among students on campus.
To welcome the year of Red Monkey, Ming Chuan University-Michigan (MCU-MI) and Chinese Student and Scholars Association (CSSA) at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) co-organized a Chinese New Year celebration featuring a series of live performance, lucky draw and authentic Chinese food last Saturday on February13th.