Introducing Mongolian culture, tradition, language, and history, promoting closer educational relations between the United States of America and Mongolia, and encouraging students and community members to be a part of the MCO.
Through campus involvement, our mission is to create meaningful experiences, a vibrant community, and lifelong memories for University of Michigan students and community members.
We organized our first picnic at Olson Park to welcome our new friends!
Introduced and exhibited our “Naadam” festival. It is a traditional festival in Mongolia and known as “eriin gurvan naadam”, which means “the three games of men”. The festival is held throughout the country during midsummer and the games are Mongolian wrestling, horse racing, and archery.
We participated in our first cultural event by showing the Mongolian traditional dress “deel” at Global Scholars Program Cultural Show 2013.
Have you ever wondered what the Mongolian Culture is like? Do you want to experience the Mongolian Culture? We welcomed everyone and celebrated the Mongolian Traditional Lunar New Year - White Moon which known as Tsagaan Sar!
“Kids’ Fair” is a program for elementary school. Elementary school pen pals spend an entire day with college buddies, participate in hundreds of activities sponsored by over 80 student organizations, and experience different highlights of college in one day. At this event we shared our culture and tradition. Children really enjoyed the Mongolian traditional dresses, history, and stories about nomadic lifestyle. Some of them even promised to visit Mongolia when they grow up.
Every year we recognize our most valuable community member. “The Most Valuable Community Member 2013” award went to Gantulga Nadmid. In Recognition of his Valuable Contribution to the MCO. His hard work, dedication and devotion are appreciated by all members. Congratulations and Thank you for the difference you made!
We organized Dr.Chimedsuren Ochir’s Visit to the UM. Dr.Ochir is a Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health and Dean at the School of Public Health, Health Sciences University of Mongolia. Her work is focused on environmental exposures and health risks in urban and rural populations using epidemiological studies. Her main research areas include: curriculum development on environmental and public health for bachelor and MPH courses, educational research on PH, and the environmental and human health impacts of trace metals exposure associated with drinking water and air. In the picture, Dr.Chimedsuren Ochir is with dean Martin Philbert, School of Public Health, University of Michigan.
Naadam is a traditional summer festival in Mongolia. It is a three day long festival, and highlights the greatest athletes in horse racing, archery, and wrestling. Although we, Michigan Mongolians do not have horses to race and archers to shoot “sur” (targets used for Mongolian archers), we picked out the winner of “shagai harvaa” (Shooting ankle bones), one of the Mongolian traditional games played during Naadam festival.
This year Mongolian Cultural Organization tripled the Mongolian students population. We organized picnic at Lillie park to meet new members, and of course to have first Mongolian-fun of the semester.
We were part of the “Paving the Way to World Health, 2014 Gala”.
Our first participation in the annual “Global Bonanza” event.
We visited Angell Elementary School and organized Mongolia Day.
We organized Dr. Erdenechimeg Erdenebayar’s visit to the UM. Dr. Erdenebayar is a Senior Lecturer for the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences School of Public Health. She completed a BS in Public Health and Hygiene and a PhD in Food Safety and Nutrition at the Health Sciences University of Mongolia School of Public Health. She was previously the Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the School of Public Health.
We cleaned Crisler Center to raise fund for Children’s Cancer Treatment Center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
We organized Gofundme online campaign on February 9, 2015. At the same time, we’ve orchestrated the fundraising event at the BD’s Mongolian Barbecue Restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor. We appreciate the participation of our talented morin khuur players, dancer, and all the other MCO members and supporters. We’ve raised $566 in one night and yes we’ve used the raised funds to ship the medical equipment and supplies to the Mongolian Children’s Cancer Care Treatment Center.
We hosted Association of Mongolian Students in America (AMSA) conference.
Our members have a strong passion to contribute their skills and knowledge to the development of Mongolia. Thus, we started education program called “Baganuur Bolovsrol Hutulbur 2015-16”. We’ve reached out and selected high school students in rural areas, because these students do not have as much opportunity as urban high school students. Our MCO students gave a valuable advice on how to learn English and helped Mongolian kids to pursue their dreams of studying in top colleges and universities around the world.
Meet and greet the Hanggai, a South Mongolian folk rock group.
Shipped medical equipment and supplies to the Children’s Cancer Treatment Center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Supported Mongolian students at the Albion College.
We co-hosted the “Asia’s got Spice” event.
Our “Aranzal” music group participated at the Community of Culture Festival.
We successfully participated in the annual “MESApalooza” event.
Organized our first annual “Mongolian Night” cultural event. It was such a blast with full of live music, dance, learning, and delicious Mongolian food!
We officially became a member of The United Asian American Organization, UM.