When Victoria Whiteford, a home-schooled 11th-grader at with a passion for sharing the Harvard-graduate-turned- NBA-superstar story of Jeremy Lin, found out “Linsanity” was showing at theaters in Chicago, New York, Houston and cities in California but not in Minneapolis, she went to work.
A driven young lady who never does anything half-heartedly, this young Maple Grove resident got going - she approached influential contacts and jumped through appropriate hoops. Her efforts paid off
By Greg Hugh, Staff Writer
China’s Health Minister, Dr. Chen Zhu, recently paid a busy three-day visit to Minnesota
during which he received an honorary doctor of science degree from the University of
Minnesota for his contribution to leukemia treatment through research. Minister Chen
was accompanied by his wife Dr. Chen Saijuan who is also a renowned hematologist
and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. During his brief visit he met
with the president of the University of Minnesota and faculties of the Medical School,
Masonic Cancer Center, School of Public Health and College of Science of Engineering.
The Association of Minnesota Chinese Physicians (AMCP) along with the China Center
also hosted a number of activities.
The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) will host its annual dinner celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on May 4, 2012.
Lake Phalen Park in St. Paul, Minnesota will come alive July 14 & 15 with two days of colorful, traditional dances and music to showcase the performance arts of Asia. Dances from the ceremonial to the theatrical and are as varied as the colors on the performers' authentic costumes. Each Asian country has its own indelible sound even though the instruments are rather similar. From the mesmerizing sound of the Chinese flute to the energetic Taiko drumming, Asian music with its pentatonic melody sounds exotic.
Students of Hopkins XinXing Academy and their families ushered in the year of the Dragon on Feb. 4 at their annual Lunar New Year Festival. The event was held at Eisenhower Elementary School in Hopkins where XinXing Academy is located. This is the fourth year of the festival, which has grown in attendance each year. The festival included activity tables and zodiac themed games for elementary-aged children as well as fresh Chinese dishes catered by Royal Cuisine.