Opening ceremony of new UI Korean institute to be held Oct. 9

The University of Iowa will host an opening ceremony for its new King Sejong Institute (KSI) on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Iowa Memorial Union Second Floor Ballroom on the UI campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Guests are invited to share in Korean food, culture, and learn about the courses and programs that will be offered by KSI.

The date of the institute’s opening ceremony has special significance to Koreans and KSI. Oct. 9 is a holiday in South Korea known as Hangul Day which commemorates the invention of the Korean alphabet. It was established in the 15th century by the King Sejong Institute’s namesake, Sejong the Great.

The Iowa City King Sejong Institute is administered by the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and by International Programs with support from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. KSI will provide noncredit Korean language classes to the Iowa City community and facilitate Korean cultural activities.

For more information, contact Sang-Seok Yoon at 319-353-2204 or sang-seok-yoon@uiowa.edu.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact John Kaelber in advance at 319-335-3475.

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