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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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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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