Issue 12 March 11, 2011
Upcoming EventsNSA Information Meeting
Friday, March 25th, 2011.
Time and place TBD.
Saturday, April 9, 2011.
Time and place TBD
Flagship Introduction clip coming soon
HSK Testing Info Submitted
Chinese Language Scholarship
Student Spotlight: Alex MorriseAlex Morrise is a Flagship student with a surprisingly diverse range of talents. Our brief interview only scratched the surface. Alex is a junior majoring in Chinese, with a double-minor in Computer Science and Business Management. He was born and raised in Provo, UT and served a Mission in Taipei, Taiwan. Upon returning to BYU, he started studying Chinese at a collegiate level.
Alex joined Flagship because of his love for Chinese, and he knew that Flagship would be the best way to continue his studies. He’s hoping that being a part of Flagship will give him an advantage over other candidates as he pursues a Chinese-related career.
After discussing school and Flagship, we explored his hobbies and other goals. Enter the surprising diversity. Alex mentioned a passion for writing and recording music, as well as playing the piano, guitar and bass guitar.
Last Saturday at the BYU Chinese Speech Competition, Alex decided to combine his two loves, Chinese and music, and perform a Chinese rap “Listen to What Mom Says,” by a Jay Chou, an unexpected talent from this soft-spoken young man. His performance won him second place at the competition in the Music category, no surprise for those who saw his performance.
But don’t take our word for it. Check out the video of his performance for yourself!
Local Flagship NewsChinese Language Students Perform their Talents
Last Saturday, on March 5, UVU and BYU students
gathered together at the Chinese Speech Competition to
display their Chinese speaking and singing talents.
Students competed at three different levels in the
Speech category: beginning, intermediate and advanced,
and at a general level in the music category. There
were duets, others who played an instrument and sang,
and others who performed solo.
The BYU Chinese Flagship Center will host the
third-annual Chinese Language Fair on April 15th, 2011
from 8:30am-12pm in the Tanner Building Atrium. The
Language Fair is an opportunity for high school
students to visit our campus and participate in
exciting events and activities, including a talent
show, paper cutting, and calligraphy! We would love to
have help from Flagship students in running booths,
interacting with the high school students and
promoting the Flagship program. For more information
on this year’s Chinese Language Fair, visit the
website and check out the information posted.