Ankeny Events

Thursday, April 14, 2011(6:30 p.m., Bldg. 7-Iowa Culinary Institute)

China Year Gourmet Dinner

Come join us in celebrating the culmination of DMACC's China Year 2010-2011 at the China Year Gourmet Dinner on Thursday, April 14 at the Iowa Culinary Institute, Building 7, on the DMACC Ankeny campus. Chef Darrin Miller and a team of 1st and 2nd year culinary students will be preparing and serving a special 5-course Chinese meal, which will include an appetizer, fish course, intermezzo, meat course, and dessert, along with matching wines. The cost is $65 per person. Pre-dinner champagne will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7. Please RSVP to Cindi Barton at 515-964-6655 or at cabarton@dmacc.edu. We hope to see you there!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011(9:40-11:05 a.m., Bldg. 6-Auditorium)

Exploring the Chinese Approaches in Parenting

A Panel Discussion by Tiger Mothers in Iowa

The four panelist are from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the U.S. They will explore the cultural differences in parenting between China and the U.S. In their discussions, they will relate the discussions to the arguments by Amy Chua, the self-claimed tiger mother and author of the book entitled "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior." This fun, informative session is co-presented by Biology Professor Qian Moss of Ankeny campus , Math Professor Daria Huang of Des Moines campus, Helen Lee, founder and instructor of Iowa Chinese Culture and Language Academy, & Helen's daughter Eileen Lee, an internal medicine doctor and staff instructor of Washington University hospital in St. Louis. Eileen had been invited to give many speeches in both U.S. and China .


Wednesday, March 30, 2011(10:10-11:05 a.m., Bldg. 2, Rm. 25A)

Two Decades of China in the Eyes of a Professional Photographer

by Professor Curt Stahr of DMACC
(His collection of China photos will be displayed in glass cases in Bldg. 2)

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.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011(11:15-12:40 p.m.. Bldg. 6-Auditorium)

How Chinese Economy Might Affect the U.S.: China's Next Five-Year Plan

by Dr. Will Zhang of DMACC

In a PowerPoint presentation, Dr. Zhang first briefly review the strategies of the Chinese government in getting out of the Global economic crisis and then analyze the current economic situation of China, including the challenges and bottlenecks. His talk focuses on the 12th five-year plan that the People Congress just approved in March 2011 and predicts how this plan might affect the economy of the U.S., that of Iowa, and the spending of your family.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011(10:10-11:05 a.m., Bldg. 6, Auditorium.)

Leadership Succession in China

by Professor Dongwang Liu of University of Iowa

Dr. Liu is the associate director at the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Iowa. He received his doctoral degree on family studies from Iowa State University. He teaches class in marriage and family classes at Univ. of Iowa and does research on Chinese family and society. For the first presentation, he will briefly review the process of leadership succession in China, and then discuss the upcoming 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in 2012, particularly the likely new leaders who will lead the country for the next 10 years.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011(11:15-12:10 p.m., Bldg. 6, Auditorium.)

Marx, Buddha and Jesus in China

by Professor Dongwang Liu of University of Iowa

Dr. Liu is the associate director at the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Iowa. He received his doctoral degree on family studies from Iowa State University. He teaches class in marriage and family classes at Univ. of Iowa and does research on Chinese family and society. For the second presentation, he will discuss the state's policy on religion and the recent development of different religions in China. He will address the question why China is a Godless country but with a temple in the corner of every street. He will show a 10-minutes video during his second talk.