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Bereans in Asia in 2014-15

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As the 2013-14 academic year draws to a close, many Asian Studies majors and minors are preparing to travel and study in Asia.  In Japan, Katrina Frailey ’16 will spend fall 2014 at Kansai Gaidai University while Jennifer Adams ’16 will spend the entire 2014-15 academic year … Continue reading

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Aisulu Masylkanova ’06: From Asian Studies to Corporate Lawyer

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Aisulu Masylkanova ’06 now works as an attorney with the international law firm Dentons. At Dentons’ New York office, she specializes in securities and other financial matters, such as project financing and initial public offerings (IPOs) of company stocks. Prior … Continue reading

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Patton-sensei Joins Permanent Faculty in Fall 2014

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After benefiting from his part-time instruction in Japanese language for almost two years, the Asian Studies Program is overjoyed to announce that Nathan Patton, better known on campus as Patton-sensei パットン先生, has signed a long-term contract and will join the … Continue reading

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Dylan Hunziker ’14 Wins Watson Fellowship

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Dylan Hunziker ’14 is Berea College’s 2014-15 Watson Fellowship winner!  Watson Fellows receive $28,000 to engage in one year of independent exploration and travel outside the United States.  Dylan’s project, “Tip of the Tongue: Language Balancing Among the Chinese Diaspora,” … Continue reading

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Jacob Leibeck ’15 Researching Computer Science in Japan

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Jacob Leibeck ’15 is spending the 2013-14   academic year studying at Kyushu University in Japan, one of several Asian institutions with which Berea College has an exchange relationship.  Learn more about Jacob’s experiences by checking out this CNN story.  Jacob is one … Continue reading

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New East Asian Politics Professor in Fall 2014

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The Asian Studies Program and the Political Science Program are happy to welcome Ms. Lauren McKee, who will serve as Berea College’s ASIANetwork-Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow during the 2014-15 academic year.  Ms. McKee – soon to be Dr. McKee — … Continue reading

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Ken Johnson ’09 Launches KyASEAN

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Fresh from law school and his recent year as a Fulbright-funded teacher in Malaysia, Ken Johnson ’09 has launched KyASEAN, Kentucky’s only export management company dedicated to creating jobs and profits for Kentuckians through trade and investment partnerships in Southeast Asia. … Continue reading

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Congratulations Kate Durland ’13!

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The Asian Studies Program congratulates December 2013 graduate, Asian Studies major, and secret ninja Kate Durland!  Kate plans to spend the next year earning money and polishing her Japanese language skills before applying for English teaching positions in Japan.

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

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Vera 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 … Continue reading

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Molly Baker Halstead ’11 Becomes Curator/Art Gallery Manager

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Molly Baker Halstead ’11 has accepted the position of Curator and Art Gallery Manager at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia’s David L. Dickirson Gallery in Beckley, West Virginia.  The Gallery showcases the juried work of over 500 West Virginia … Continue reading

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