Each student gets a Chinese name for Fall 2016

Each student gets a Chinese name. This is what I have been doing since I came to teach at Western Illinois University in 2011. Fall 2016 is not an exception. Hopefully, by doing this, I could enable American students to develop a better appreciation of global cultural diversity.

Below is the list of Chinese names for my JOUR232 (news reporting and writing) students:

BLUMER MORGAN JUNE: 陆梦歌. Meaning: Sing a beautiful song in a sweet dream.

JORDAN JAMES: 岳嘉木.Meaning: Great forests.

JUST JASON: 贾杰声. Meaning: Outstanding sound/melodic voice.

MCCLANAHAN MATHEW:马翔远. Meaning: Fly far away from here.

PEARSON SAMANTHA: 孙姗姗. Meaning: Elegant, natural and unrestrained.

REUTHER JOSEPH TYLER: 阮岳泽. Meaning: High mountains and great rivers.

THOMAS TAYLOR ANN: 马听云. Meaning: Listening to the whisper of clouds.

WEBER JENNIFER: 魏嘉忆. Meaning: Sweet memories.

Lanier Mays: 梅兰芳. Meaning: A famous Peking Opera singer.

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Below is the list of Chinese names for my JOUR410 (international communication and foreign press) students:

Anitria Wilson: 韦安礼. Meaning: A peaceful and respectful person.

Carly Greer: 葛开莉. Meaning: A blooming jasmine flower.

Bryan Goman: 郭博远. Meaning: A knowledgeable and ambitious person.

Taylor Thomas: 马听云. Meaning: Listening to the whisper of clouds.

REUTHER JOSEPH TYLER: 阮岳泽. Meaning: High mountains and great rivers.

Danya Britt-Williams: 薄丹雅. Meaning: An enthusiastic and elegant person.

CROCKER JOSEPH: 岳声赋. Meaning: Ode to mountain sound.

Marcus Charles: 查凯泽. Meaning: A happy and victorious person.

Marta Ramirez: 乐梦桐. Meaning: Have a happy and sweet dream on a beautiful tree.

Kianna Mccarter: 马可嘉. Meaning: Congratulatory and praiseworthy.

Kevin Menken: 孟博文. Meaning: A knowledgeable person with expertise in ancient Chinese literature.

Kevin Gbadebo: 戈凯文. Meaning: Write essays to celebrate your victories.

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Below is the list of Chinese names for my BC425(mass communication law and ethics) students:

Daniel White: 白德茂. Meaning: A person with high moral standards.

Joshua Smith: 史昭华. Meaning: You are a person as valuable as a jade (yu). Yu is a material representation of ancient wisdom and heart/mind cultivation and a symbol of power and wealth.

Ryan Rodawold: 罗大佑. Meaning: A famous Taiwanese singer and songwriter.

Christopher Pierce: 裴垂文. Meaning: Good at writing articles read by generations.

Dominick Nardi: 狄盛德. Meaning: A person with integrity.

Sheridan Keen: 金采薇. Meaning: A beautiful girl gathers wild herbs.

William Kauck: 柯伟廉. Meaning: A great and honest person.

Sean Jamison: 吉明旭. Meaning: Bright sunlight/sunshine.

Tony Jackson: 唐嘉志. Meaning: You have great ambitions.

Adam Feiner: 冯天安. Meaning: Enduring peace and stability.

Charles Marcus: 查凯泽. Meaning: A happy and victorious person.

Scott Campbell: 蔡钟诗. Meaning: Poetry lover.

Ryan Brushaber: 薄懿轩. Meaning: Have an imposing or impressive appearance.

Lakeisha Banks: 夏兰泽. Meaning: Orchid flowers bloom along the lakeside.

Mario Baltazar: 马里奥. Meaning: Major character of Super Mario Brothers, one of the most popular video games in China.

Campbell Atkins: 金岳霖. Meaning: Great mountains and forests/a famous Chinese philosopher.

Marcus Taliaferro: 叶飞龙. Meaning: Dragon boat or flying dragon.

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