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Chinese Professors Visit Drury and Springfield

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A group of distinguished Chinese professors will be visiting Springfield throughout the week through a partnership between Drury University and one of China's top ranked universities. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports. (Reporter Matt Petcoff contributed to this story.)

A group of distinguished Chinese professors will be visiting Springfield throughout the week through a partnership between Drury University and one of China's top ranked universities.

The group of eight women and two men from China's Tsignhua University will be in town for six days.

The visit will be highlighted by a reception at the home of Drury's president John Sellars.

Jay Garrott is a professor of Architecture at Drury and has been a part of several study abroad programs to China by Drury students.

He says this exchange is about building on the relationship between the two schools.

Drury's visitors have all been involved in the Tsinghua University English Summer Camp, where Drury faculty and students have taught for the past two years.

Tsinghua requires all incoming freshmen to participate in the three-week-long English immersion camp.

Garrott says this trip is a reward to many of the faculty members who have been involved with the camp over the past few years.

Drury is the second stop for the group of Chinese faculty members.

They first visited the University of Tennessee and will conclude their trip in Boston at Harvard University.