Asian Studies Program

Vera Marinova ’06 Now Assistant Director of Indiana U.’s Global Village

Posted on by Jeff Richey

VeraMarinova2013Vera Marinova ’06, who served as Visiting Instructor of Chinese at Berea in 2012-13, now serves as Assistant Director of Global Village, a living-learning community at Indiana University (IU).  Global Village combines on-campus housing with multinational, multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary coursework for a select group of IU students with international interests.  Vera’s work also entails coordinating Books & Beyond, a non-profit service-learning project that seeks to prepare globally-minded students for life in the 21st century by increasing critical literacy skills, addressing the Rwandan “book famine,” and developing models for cross-cultural teaching and learning.  Vera, who completed multiple graduate degrees at IU between her career as a Berea student and her year as a Berea professor, is excited about teaching and learning at her second alma mater.  Congratulations, Vera!  Gongxi gongxi, Ma Laoshi!

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