Thanks to Ken Foushee and his team, the first installment of the new library lecture series “We’ve Been Everywhere” kicked off on the morning of October 12, 2011 in Helm 100. The first lecture entitled “Impressions from Beijing” featured Lynne Ferguson, Artist-in-Residence at the Kentucky Museum & Library, Eric Fisher, Libraries Facilities Coordinator, and Haiwang Yuan, Special Assistant to the Dean for Web & Emerging Technologies.
They went to Beijing the past summer with 40 other WKU employees and students from the Confucius Institute at WKU. They talked about their life and studies at the North China Electric Power University in Beijing that partnered with WKU’s Confucius Institute in sponsoring the trip. While Lynne focused on her learning experience, Eric took the audience to the Great Wall as well as the Imperial and Summer Palaces in China’s capital. Before the lecture concluded, Haiwang answered many interesting and insightful questions about Chinese culture and history related to their trip.