Friday, November 15, 2013

The University of Illinois Springfield is global!

This week has been a big week at UIS with the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and many visitors on campus for the Board meeting and various associated events. We always enjoy hosting our trustees, each of whom is a distinguished Illinois resident and all of whom are very supportive of the UIS campus. A special highlight of this meeting for me was a musical performance provided for the Board of Trustees by two of our Chinese students, Yu Shao (Christina) and Ying Han. Christina and Ying are part of the new UIS Camarata,  a select group of highly talented students who have been recruited to contribute to the UIS Music Program's special focus on Ethnomusicology – the study of the social and cultural aspects music from around the world. Christina plays the Chinese zither and Ying plays the Korean version – a similar instrument. It was a wonderful performance and one that our board members (and the Chancellor) really enjoyed. Thank you, ladies!