Help Welcome Meredith’s 2014 Visiting Chinese Professor

During the fall 2014 semester, Meredith College welcomes Professor Sui He to campus as our visiting Chinese professor from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE). Professor Sui He, who also goes by the name Lotus, will be teaching in the Department of Foreign Languages.

Professor Sui HeCampus community members are invited to join the Office of International Programs and the School of Arts and Humanities for a drop-in welcome reception in honor of Professor Sui's arrival! Join us in making her feel at home in the Meredith community Friday, August 22, Joyner Lounge - Room 104, between 10- 11 a.m

As you will see by the introduction below, she has diverse interests and experiences. Perhaps there would be an opportunity to invite her into your class this semester? Perhaps you would like to share a meal or invite her to join you for an event on-campus or elsewhere in North Carolina? Please contact International Programs Intern Harrison Pardue at hfpardue@meredith.edu to learn about the multiple ways that you can connect with Lotus this semester. If you would like to contact Lotus directly, her email address is hsui@meredith.edu.

Professor Sui He provided the following introduction: “I have been teaching in DUFE since 1995, so it's almost 20 years. I mainly teach English language and American literature to the undergraduates on campus. I was born in Fushun and I have been living in Dalian for 26 years. My husband and I have been happily married for almost 20 years. We have a son named Chengxi. He will be a second year student in senior high school after this summer. I like doing many things, including traveling, singing, cooking, and sometimes dancing. One hobby I have pursued for more than five years is Yoga.”

The Meredith College-DUFE partnership is a faculty exchange, which means that Meredith College faculty members have the opportunity to travel and teach abroad in China each year. Meredith and DUFE celebrated 25 years of partnership this past May.

In Summer 2014, Meredith Human Environmental Sciences faculty member Ann Noland, clinical supervisor in Child Development, took part in faculty exchange by teaching in the English Department in DUFE. Many of the DUFE faculty who have taught Chinese and Chinese Culture at Meredith over the years hosted her with elaborate meals, gracious parties, and intriguing visits around Dalian and Beijing.

This exceptional professional development opportunity is open to all Meredith faculty each summer. Applications for the summer 2015 faculty exchange to DUFE will be announced in October 2014 by the Office of International Programs. 

—Submitted by Brooke Shurer, director of international programs

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