Sports Tournament & NECBL (April)
The 2013 Sports Tournament between CMU and Pitt took place on April 13 on the campuses of both universities. The CMU team won the trophy back with glorious victories: 77:45 in basketball, 3:1 in soccer, and winning in all seven individual games of badminton. In the ping-pong game, Qi Wang from the ME department successfully defended his championship.
At the same time, the 2013 North East Chinese Basketball League (NECBL), held by the CSSA of Penn State University, took place on April 12 and 13 at Christ Community Church in PSU. Teams from 16 universities, including CMU, participated in this two-day competition. Even though we missed the finals, the CMU team won the second place of the Spirit Cup after four rounds of 30-minute games.
Spring Festival Gala (February)
CSSA held the 2013 Spring Festival Gala on Feb 16th at Rangos Hall, University Center. Around 500 students attended the celebration, and we also invited many Chinese professors and Ms. Mara Barker, the Director of Global Networks of CMU. We had many high-quality performances, such as the musical drama "Music of the Night" and a crosstalk show. CSSA also prepared traditional Chinese food, including dumplings for this happy and wonderful night.
Grove City Outlet Trip (November)
We went to Grove City Outlet for shopping on November 18th, 2013 with more than 100 students and friends!
We had both good bargains and a good time!
Best Voice of CMU (September)
The Best Voice of CMU has been an exciting night, with 16 contestants, 30 judges, and an audience of more than 400!
Congratulations to the best voices of CMU!
1. Ming Zhong
2. Yuxian Ruan & Jingmao Chen
3. Guangcheng Lu
Board Member Recruitment (August)
From August 14th to August 16th, CSSA held interviews for incoming students that were interested in joining us.
We received a total of 48 applications, and 35 of the applicants became new members of CSSA.
We'll work and have fun together in the new school year!
Orientation & BBQ (August)
On August 9th, we held a CMU CSSA Orientation for all the new Chinese students in UC McConomy Hall.
We introduced CMU, the Chinese community in Pittsburgh, and shared useful information with everybody.
After the orientation, we hung out for a BBQ!
Airport Pickup (August)
From August 5th to August 8th, we provided airport pickup service for all incoming Chinese students.
We have picked up more than 150 new students at the airport, from 8am to 2am everyday.
Thanks to all the coordinators, drivers and volunteers for their hard work!
You have contributed a lot to creating a warm Chinese family in CMU!