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Nick Riley ’15 Accepted by JET Program

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Nick Riley ’15 has accepted a position with the highly competitive Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program! Since 1987, nearly five thousand college and university graduates from all around the world have taught their native languages in Japan through the JET … Continue reading

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Kelly Williams ’07: Taking Care of Business in Asia

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Kelly Williams ’07, who is employed by Lexington-based Big Ass Fans, is relocating to Asia.  Beginning with a stay in Thailand, he will spend two months in Singapore before moving on to South Korea (where he studied and worked for several … Continue reading

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Sarah Resnick ’11 Accepts Position at University of North Texas

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Having completed both a term of service as an English instructor in Japan with the JET Program and her M.A. in International Education Management at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Sarah Resnick ’11 has accepted a position as Student Services Coordinator for Study Abroad … Continue reading

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Foster and Richey on Confucianism’s Revival in China

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Congratulations, December 2014 Graduates!

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The Asian Studies Program congratulates its December 2014 graduates: Julian Augustus ’14, Jacob Hart ’14, and Amber Welch ’14.  Julian is contemplating further studies in philosophy as well as a military career.  Jacob, a triple major in Asian Studies, Education … Continue reading

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Amber Welch ’14 to Teach in Japan

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Congratulations to December graduate Amber Welch ’14, who has accepted a position as a teacher of English at Everyone R. Academy in Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture (just south of Mt. Fuji, two hours by train from Tōkyō)! Amber, who spent … Continue reading

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Sona Apbasova ’15 Wins Essay Competition

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Congratulations to Sona B. Apbasova ’15, whose essay “Pan-Turkism of Republic of Turkey in post-Soviet Central Asian Republics in 1990s” (written under the direction of Dr. Robert Foster) has won the 2014 Kentucky Association of Teachers of History (KATH)’s Raymond … Continue reading

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Tristan Lee Riven ’06 and John Sexton ’06 Start New Company in Borneo

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Video game designers and entrepreneurs Tristan Lee Riven ’06 and John Sexton ’06 have established a new venture called Neorune.  Based in Borneo, the company will focus on creating and producing narrative-driven adventure games such as its current project, Ley … Continue reading

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Kelly Williams ’07: Taking Big Ass Fans to East Asia

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Kelly Williams ’07 has just accepted a position with Lexington-based Big Ass Fans’ International Sales Department as Vertical Accounts Specialist for East Asian Operations!  After graduating from Berea, Kelly spent several years, on and off, in South Korea, where he … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Class of 2014!

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The Asian Studies Program congratulates its May 2014 graduates: Fatima King ’14, Sharon Lee ’14 (both Asian Studies majors), and Angela Rowe ’14 (Asian Studies minor).  An aspiring computer animator, Fatima would like to design video game characters.  Following graduation, … Continue reading

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