April 18, 2019

Community invited to Asian culture events at Kish

Kishwaukee College’s International Education Committee is hosting two upcoming events designed to enhance Asian cultural awareness. Both events are free and open to the public.

Chinese Calligraphy and Art presentation, April 25, 9:30 am – 10:45 am, Art Gallery, C1260
Shei-Chau Wang, Associate Professor in the School of Art and Design at Northern Illinois University, will present on Chinese Calligraphy and Art. The presentation will include a demonstration of techniques on ink painting. Participants will be given the opportunity to try stamp printing to celebrate the year of the pig in Chinese zodiac.

Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains, May 1, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Student Lounge, C1130
Director Sadyk Sher-Niyaz’s film Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains is a historical epic that tells the true story of the strong-willed and courageous stateswoman Kurmanjan Datka. Set in the 19th century, Datka is revered for her diplomacy for saving her nation of Kyrgyzstan from total destruction when the Russians invaded. Assistant Professor of Biology Elena Lineberry will facilitate the discussion following the viewing. Lineberry is a native of Kyrgyzstan.

For more information about the events, contact Associate Professor of Business, Marketing, and Management Tammy Tiggelaar at ttiggelaar@kish.edu or 815-825-9478.