学生校园生活

Stories from Students - Shikun Chen

July 29 - Celebrating the Chinese New Year in the United States -中国新年

Murray State University is a university that shows a lot of respective to different cultures. There are many kinds of celebrations of international festivals every semester in Murray State University, also include Chinese New Year. Every year, the Chinese New Year is the most important festival for Chinese people. Murray State’s dining room has Chinese New Year Dinner every year, it not only offers traditional Chinese food, also has the dancing and singing shows that prepared by Chinese students.

This year is my third year in Murray State, I’m so lucky that I’ve attended the Chinese New Year night for the past years. At that day, all dining room was decorated by red Chinese themes, the tables was covered by red table cover, volunteers worn the T-shirt that has the animal of the year on it. The best thing is all the food are Traditional Chinese food.

 As an international student, eating Chinese food in Murray State, and feel the happiness of Chinese New Year is such a wonderful thing for me.

 

中国新年

Murray州立大学是一个极其尊重世界各国文化习俗的大学,在这里学期都会有不同国家传统节日的庆祝活动,中国新年也不例外。无论在世界的任何地方,对于中国人来说新年是一年中最重要的节日。每年的这一天,Murray的学生餐厅都会举办中国新年主题的晚餐,这一天不仅仅有中国传统美食而且还有中国留学生精心准备的节目表演。

这已经是我在Murray州立大学的第三年了,有幸参加了几次餐厅举办的中国新年活动。在那一天,整个餐厅都被装饰城了红色的中国主题元素,桌子铺上了红色的桌布,工作人员换上了印有生肖图案的工作服,此外,所有的食物都换成了中国传统食物。在晚餐时间中国协会与来自世界各国的留学生都会给大家带来一场精心准备的表演。

身为一个国际留学生,能在异国他乡吃到家乡的食物,感受到家乡的节日氛围真的是一件十分幸福的事情。

July 1 - Teaching Chineses Calligraphy to Other Students - 教其他国家的学生学习中国书法

Shikun ActivityI have already been studying at Murray State University for more than two years, it is undeniable to say that student organizations are the best way to making native friends and learning English. Absolutely, having fun student activities is every students favorite. As international students, we have many chances to attend some events on campus that allow us to learn about world cultures. I remembered that last year I attend an activity about Chinese calligraphy, many volunteers from China introduce Chinese calligraphy to American students. I was a volunteer to teach American students on how to write old Chinese by using traditional brushes and paint. Actually, not only did we introduce Chinese culture to student from other countries, but also we learned native culture when we have a communication with native students, it is really interesting to learn another totally different culture.

 我已经在Murray学习了两年多了,不可否认的是在这里学习期间,社团活动是认识当地朋友以及练习英语的最佳方法。 当然,在社团活动中找到乐趣更是每个学生所喜欢的。作为一个国际留学生,我们有很多机会去参加一些关于世界不同国家文化的社团活动。记得去年我参加了一个关于中国书法介绍的社团活动,许多中国留学生志愿者向美国以及其他国家的学生介绍中国毛笔字的文化。我身为志愿者的任务是教美国学生写毛笔字。事实上,在这个活动中,不仅仅是我们向当地学生介绍中国文化的过程,而且在交流过程中还是一个当地学生向我们介绍美国文化的过程,对于我们来说,学习并接触另一种完全不一样的文化是十分有趣的事情。

June 18 - My Favorite Course in Agriculture - 我所喜欢的专业课

Shikun Farm Visit with HorseI am a graduate program student, and my major is agriculture. For me, the school life is busy but interesting.  The courses and associations are all my favorite things to do. I am going to talk about my favorite class—lab class. Because my major is agriculture, we have a lot of chances to visit many different kind of farms. Extensive experience and knowledge can gained when we visit a large farm, it is very helpful. However, the most interesting place is small farm, know as family farms. The small farm owner is always very friendly and enthusiastic, they usually prepare some homemade food (cheeseburger, chips and so on) for us, and introduce every part of their farm. I can feel the real love from the small farm owners to their horses, cows, and sheep. One time we saw a big rainbow when we visited the last farm, that’s a memorable lab class. 

Shikun Rainbow on Farm我是一个农学专业的在校研究生。对于我来说,这里的学校生活是忙碌充实而且十分有趣的,无论是课堂上还是社团活动都是我所喜欢的部分。在校园生活中,我最喜欢的还是实习课。由于专业原因,我们有很多的机会去参观拜访各种各样的农场,参观大型农场这是一个很好的积累经验以及知识的过程,对课程十分有帮助,但是对于小兴农场的参观学习才是最有趣的。有些小型农场(家庭型农场)的农场主会十分的热情友好,他们会准备自己制作的食物或者饮料来招待我们的到来。在那些小型农场里,我能感受到那些农场拥有者对自己喂养的马,牛或者羊等家畜的热爱。很幸运的是,一次拜访农场返回的路上,我们看到了一个美丽壮观的彩虹,十分美丽。

June 12 - Making Chinese Food for Homecoming - 在学校开放日制作中国美食

 I am an international student from China. Here at Murray State University, the college life is very different from China. Studying is very critical to Shikun at Homecomingsuccess, but what you do in your free time is also an important part of college life. Homecoming Day is a traditional festivity at Murray State University. All the international students wear their traditional clothes and many international students can sell their traditional food in the football field. Last year I made some Chinese pork sandwichs with my friends to sell at the event. Many students and local residents really liked that flavor of the Chinese sandwhiches and I was really excited to be able to share my cooking with them. Some of the Chinese student who participated were also in the Murray State University newspaper and there was a short interview about us. We are very happy to participate this activity.

我是一名来自中国的国际留学生。在这里,充足的课余时间是大学生活的重要一部分。学校开放日是一个莫瑞大学重要的传统节日,在这一天,来自各地的留学生以及当地学生都身穿传统服饰,而且还有许多留学生在橄榄球场出售自己制作的传统美食。去年,我与几名好友一起制作了中国的小吃肉夹馍出售,很多当地人以及其他国家的学生都很喜欢那个味道。此外,在活动的最后莫瑞校报的记者还对我们进行了采访,对于我们来说,大家都很乐于参加这种活动。