Boone Events

Thursday, March 24(11 a.m.-Noon, the Courter Center)

Tasting Tea, Tasting Life

by Mike Feller of Gong Fu Tea from the East Village in Des Moines

Come join us for this fabulous tea-tasting session with Mike Feller, a co-owner of Gong Fu Tea in Des Moines's East Village. He will present information about his tea-buying trip to China, tea-related customs in China, and will share samples of tea from his store. The presentation will take place in the Courter Center.

Thursday, April 14 (12:15-1:15 p.m., Rm. 162)

Two Decades of China in the Eyes of a Professional Photographer

by Professor Curt Stahr of DMACC

As a professional photographer, Professor Stahr has traveled to China nine times between 1991 and 2009, first as a photographer with friends and then at the invitation of the Chinese government. Curt journeyed its capital city Beijing, its capital city in its history for 2,000 years Xi'an, and then Mongolia. He has taken over 4,000 photos of the Chinese people and its country, a few of which are displayed in Bldg.2 on Ankeny campus. He will give a beautiful PowerPoint presentation on his fantastic collection of China's photos and his adventurous trips to China.

Thursday, April21 (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 162)

China/US Relations: Myths, Realities and Prospects

by Dr. Jeff Schroder of DMACC

Dr. Jeff Schroeder earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. Currently, he teaches a wide range of classes from international business to international studies at DMACC Boone campus. In 1990s, he had lived in Taiwan, worked, and traveled throughout the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, and the East Asia. Currently, Dr. Schroeder is an active consultant on global trade and transportation policy issues.In his presentation, he will share his experience with the audience and answer questions from the audience.