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This fall, the Korea Center-King Sejong Institute in the Office of International Programs has a variety of free events, open to Auburn University faculty, staff and students, as well as the general public. Below are four of the key events on the schedule.

• Korean Name and Design Competition – Participants are to create a 2D piece of artwork that incorporates their name in Korean. Workshops are on Sept. 8 and 15 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Korea Center (244 For Hall). The deadline to submit artwork is Oct. 1. The top three winners will be awarded prizes at the Hangul Day celebration on Oct. 11.

• T-Shirt Design Contest – The KC-KSI is asking for help to create a t-shirt. Interested participants can submit their design to by Sept. 17. The design must represent Korean culture and language to be considered. The first place winner will receive Apple AirPods and have their design printed on the t-shirt. Second and third place winners will receive Amazon gift cards.

• Chuseok – The KC-KSI is hosting a Chuseok event, in celebration of Korea’s harvest, on Sept. 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Korea Center. Traditional Korean food will be provided.

• Korea Dialogue Series – The KC-KSI is hosting Dr. Myounggi Chon for a lunch and group discussion on Sept. 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in 2222 Student Center. Dr. Chon’s presentation is titled “From PSY to BTS: Building Relationships with Generation MZ via K-Pop.”

To see a complete list of the KC-KSI events and programs, please visit the website. Any questions about the events or the KC-KSI can be emailed to