Campus Announcements -- Sept. 17, 2014

Campus Announcements -- Sept. 17, 2014

CU to host English Language Institute of China Sept. 26

On September 26th, CU will be hosting English Language Institute of China. Do you have a dream of possibly teaching English in China for a premier Christian organization, well the opportunity is here. There will be a table at the cafeteria from 12:30pm till 2:00pm plus an information session at 3pm in Druien Hall room 1. For more information, read the details below and write Dr. DeWayne Frazier at

English Language Institute China (ELIC) is an interdenominational, conservative, evangelical organization that sends Christians to teach primarily conversational English to college students in: China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Mongolia and North Korea (Canadians only)

ELIC has an opportunity for anyone that is a college graduate or working on a degree. They have short-term (4-5 weeks in the summer) for undergraduates and adults. Also, there are one and two year opportunities. Teachers do not need to speak Chinese. The students being taught have been studying English since Primary School so it is not a basic ESL class but a mandatory Oral English class that each student is required to take.

ELIC teachers do not have to be an English or Education major. English must be their first language however. ELIC believes strongly in member care and anyone that teaches in Asia is with a team and an experienced team leader. We have staff in Asia that is continuously monitoring individual and team performance and health.

Full time teachers are paid a stipend by the university where they are assigned and given a furnished apartment that meets the specifications of ELIC. The stipend is based on education level and is more than enough to offset expenses of living in Asia. Like the majority of non-profits, the candidates are required to raise some funds. ELIC, based on what others have told me, is very competitive.

ELIC sends professional teachers NOT missionaries. The term missionary is not to be used as it denotes “colonialism” in the countries we serve. We use the English language as a platform to educate and serve our students. If they engage in spiritual conversations or have questions, we are more than welcomed to respond. Those pre-ordained conversations many times lead to further spiritual discussions and can lead to one on one or small group Bible studies. This is something that all teachers are educated about and get very specific education about the “do’s and don’ts” of spiritual conversations and engagement in closed countries.

ELIC’s website is for browsing and to access some video’s that give a realistic view of teaching in Asia.

Lost cell phone

AT&T Pantech Link phone lost in the Alumni Building Tuesday September 16 around 1- 2 o'clock. If found please contact Emily Cambron at or turn into Student services.

International Justice Mission meeting

The next International Justice Mission club meeting is Friday at 10 a.m. In AD 15. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lost ID/keys

Shaquille Wallen has lost his ID/Keys, if anyone finds them please contact him at 209.205.5662.

McConnell needs volunteers for Cow Days

Senator McConnell will be walking in the Greensburg Cow Days Parade this weekend and is looking for volunteers to walk with the Senator. Those who volunteer will receive a free campaign shirt, and will have an opportunity to meet the Senator. If anyone has any questions or would like to volunteer call or text Michael Rothacker at 615-439-8746.

Green Minds canoeing trip is Sunday

Green Minds is hosting a canoeing trip this Sunday. They will canoe on Green River and also pick up trash. They will meet at 10 a.m. at Books n Beans and will probably be back on campus by 4 p.m.; the sign up sheet is at the CIE (Center for International Education). A meeting to discuss the trip is Friday at 5 p.m. at Books n Beans.

Keys found

Keys belonging to Brandon Adams have been found in Druien Hall room 6. Michael Phillips' keys have also been found. Contact the Office of University Communications for information.