Book Signing event with Chinese American Artist Daniel Nie

10 October 2018, 9:46 am Written by 
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   St. Andrews University will be hosting the return of Chinese American Artist and former faculty member Daniel Nie on Oct. 23-24 and holding several workshops for students and faculty on campus.

   Mr. Nie is a St. Andrews University alumnus, class of 1984, who also returned as a faculty member from 1987-1992.  He is a renowned artist living in the Washington D.C. area.

   He is the author of several works, including his novels Building Your Own American Dream: The Lessons I’ve Learned from Coming to America and Thinking Outside the Box: Meaningful Words in Coolligraphy.  His works can be viewed on and 

   "I attended St. Andrews in 1981 after I arrived in the U.S. as a young man from China.  St. Andrews taught me to be an open-minded person, provided me with a solid educational foundation and helped further my studies.  I returned to the university as a faculty member and taught full time in this fine institution for five years. During my time as a professor, I developed a unique visual system called "Coolli" which later became a successful business, both as an art form and a training for creative thinking,"  Mr. Nie said,

   Scotia Village, 2200 Elm. Ave, will host a book signing event for Mr. Nie on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  He will have copies of both his books and art work available for display and sale.  Mr. Nie will talk about his works, give some insights on his creation "Cooligraphy" and share some of his experiences as a Chinese American.

    St. Andrews University is a Branch of Webber International University located in Laurinburg, NC.  The University's mission is to offer students an array of business, liberal arts and sciences, and pre-professional programs of study that create a life transforming educational opportunity which is practical in its application, global in its scope, and multi-disciplinary in its general education core.  Students will acquire depth of knowledge and expertise in their chosen field of study, balanced by breadth of knowledge across various disciplines.  Special emphasis is placed on enhancing oral and written communication, and critical thinking skills.—30—