UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Year of South Korea

South Korea 2017-18

2017-18 is the Year of South Korea. See events associated with the Year of South Korea below. October 9 has been designated South Korean Education Day. This date was chosen because it is a national holiday in South Korea known as Hangeul Day to celebrate the invention of Hangul, the alphabet of the Korean language. In North Korea this holiday is Choson'gul Day and is celebrated on January 15. Please consider including something about South Korea, relevant to the topic in the classes you teach, on Monday, Oct. 9.

To request funding for your project, activity or event, complete this form and email it to yearofsouthkorea@uwrf.edu.

Year of South Korea logo 

Year of South Korea decorations are available to campus for events. Contact Katie Koets at events@uwrf.edu or 3545 to reserve items.

September

September 10-30 – Seoul: Street Scenes, Photographs by Charles Rader. Harriet Barry Gallery, Davee Library. Reception on Sept. 12, 4-6 p.m. For more information, email charles.p.rader@uwrf.edu

Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 13-14– Residency by Korean Traditional Musicians Cha Seungmin and Gamin (Kan Hyo-Sun). For more information, email patrick.okeefe@uwrf.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 27– Education Abroad Fair. For more information, email carol.rogers@uwrf.edu.

October

October 3–9 – Week of Korea. For more information, email youngsoo.margolis@uwrf.edu

  • October 2-9 – Korean Pottery Exhibit, Harriet Barry Gallery, Davee Library. For more information, email  youngsoo.margolis@uwrf.edu
  • Thursday, Oct. 5 – Presentation to International Short Story class by Junghyo Ahn, Korean novelist and author of "Silver Stallion," "White Badge" and others. 12:30-1:45 p.m., 354 KFA. For more information, email steven.r.luebke@uwrf.edu.
  • Monday, Oct. 9 – Language, Culture and Identity Panel Discussion: Junghyo Ahn, Byongmoon Kim, SooJin Pate, Margie Andreason, and Hee Sun with moderator John Heppen. 6 p.m., North Hall auditorium. For more information, email youngsoo.margolis@uwrf.edu
    Monday, Oct. 9 – UW-River Falls South Korea Education Day (Hangeul Proclamation Day). For more information, email donavon.h.taylor@uwrf.edu
  • Tuesday, Oct. 10 - Presentation to Modern East Asian Literature and Cinema class by Junghyo Ahn, Korean novelist and author of "Silver Stallion," "White Badge," and others. 2-5 p.m., 321 South Hall. For more information, email elizabeth.schneider-rebozo@uwrf.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 18 - "Korean-Japanese Relations, Imperial Nostalgia and Japan's New Right," public lecture by Louise Young, professor of history, UW-Madison. 4 p.m., Riverview Ballroom, University Center. For more information, email susan.m.voelker@uwrf.edu or zhiguo.yang@uwrf.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 24 – Pansori and Korean Dance Workshop by Tae Hoon Yoo. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Falls Room, University Center. For more information, email youngmi.kim@uwrf.edu

Tuesday, Oct. 24 - "A Mouth With Flame" (1 hour, by the Spinning Dot Theatre Company – for ages 7-12) Written and performed by Tae Hoon Yoo. Original music, digital media, cultural tales, and personal stories combine in this original one-man show exploring Korean history, reliving personal experiences and finding identity as a Korean American. Nominated for a 2017 Wilde Award for “Best Theater for Young Audiences.” 7-8 p.m. Syse Theatre, 108 KFA. For more information, email youngmi.kim@uwrf.edu.

November

Thursday, Nov. 2 – Religions of South Korea:  Buddhism and Christianity Panel Discussion: Pastor Chris Myers, Sooh-Rhee Ryu and Imtiaz Moosa. 4-5:30 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, University Center. For more information, email imtiaz.n.moosa@uwrf.edu.

Friday, Nov. 10 – Michael Kim and Kyung Kim, piano duo, Year of Korea celebration. For more information, email ivan.konev@uwrf.edu or kristin.tjornehoj@uwrf.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 16 - "Translation Studies in Korea and the Challenges We Face" by Dr. Won Jun Nam. Dr. Won Jun Nam is a Visiting Fulbright Professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterrey, California.  He is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Interpretation and Translation at Hankuk University of Foreign Languages in Seoul, South Korea. 3:30 p.m., Room 282, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. For more information, contact marshall.toman@uwrf.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 16 - "The Two Koreas: In the Eyes of a South Korean Temporarily Visiting America," a public lecture by Dr. Won Jun Nam. 7 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, University Center. For more information, contact marshall.toman@uwrf.edu.

December

January

Sunday, Jan. 7 - UWRF Women's Hockey vs Korean National Team. 4:05 p.m., Hunt Arena. For more information, contact joseph.b.cranston@uwrf.edu.

Feburary

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - Education Abroad Fair. For more information contact carol.rogers@uwrf.edu.

March

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - UW-River Falls South Korea Education Day (Independence Movement Day). For more information contact donavon.h.taylor@uwrf.edu.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - Provincialism and Internationalism in U.S. Foreign Policy. Public lecture by Bruce Cummings, University of Chicago as part of Wyman Visiting Professorship in HIstory. 4 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, University Center. For more information contact zhiguo.yang@uwrf.edu.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - The Korean War: A History. Roundtable discussion. 2 p.m., Chalmer Davee Library. For more information contact zhiguo.yang@uwrf.edu.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - American Policy Toward North Korea: Seven Decades of Failure. Public lecture by Bruce Cummings, University of Chicago as part of Wyman Visiting Professorship in History. 6 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Presentation, River Falls Public Library. For more information contact zhiguo.yang@uwrf.edu.

April

Mid-April, 2018 - Commissioned Composer, Young Jo Lee. For more information contact jong-won.park@uwrf.edu.

May