- Feb 4 2013
The Asian Studies Program congratulates Dr. Gordon Gray on his acceptance into the ASIANetwork Faculty Enhancement Program (ANFEP) Summer 2013 Seminar on Vietnam! Along with seven other professors from other liberal arts colleges and universities, Dr. Gray will spend three weeks in Vietnam intensively learning about the country from experts and local leaders, visits to cultural and historical sites, and research projects guided by Seminar Leader Dr. Jack Harris.
- Jan 3 2013
Daniel West ’12 has been offered a position in Akita City, Japan. Daniel will begin teaching spoken English to Japanese students, businessmen, and housewives in July 2013.
- Oct 31 2012
Wendell “Hotfoot” Garnett ’05, who is pursuing the equivalent of Ph.D.-level studies in traditional Tibetan Buddhist philosophy at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala, India, recently was awarded a three-year Advanced Buddhist Studies Scholarship by the Tsadra Foundation.
- Oct 31 2012
Tristan Lee Riven ’06, an independent video game designer and entrepreneur with Team Sprocket, based in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, will deliver a one-hour address on the gaming industry’s impact on Malaysian economic and social development at TEXPO Asia in November 2012. TEXPO Asia is the largest annual gathering of entrepreneurs in the Southeast Asian region.
- Sep 24 2012
Ben Botiller ’03 and his wife Kaori welcomed a daughter, Ursula Layne Botiller, earlier this month. The Botillers live in Higashiōmi, Japan, where Ben is employed by the Takata Corporation.
- Sep 24 2012
Dylan A. Bracken ’11 has just accepted a position with MacroSun International, a company that promotes fair trade items produced by Asian artisans, in St. Louis, Missouri. Dylan plans to continue his studies at the graduate level in fall 2013.
- Sep 3 2012
Having spent the last six years living and working in South Korea, home to the world’s most avid gamers, Tristan Lee Riven ’06 and John Sexton ’06 have relocated to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia to try their hand at video game development.
- Aug 9 2012
Vera Marinova ’06, who completed what then was an independent major in Asian Studies at Berea and went on to study East Asian languages and cultures at Indiana University, is returning to her alma mater to teach Chinese language during fall term 2012. While teaching at Berea this fall, Vera also will be preparing to defend her M.A. thesis at I.U., which deals with the role of NGOs in shaping Chinese environmental policies and regulations.
- Jul 27 2012
Students currently or recently enrolled at ASIANetwork member institutions such as Berea College may submit essays on any topic in Asian Studies for the 2012 Marianna McJimsey Award. The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize as well as lodging and meals at the ASIANetwork Annual Conference in April 2013. Essays must be submitted by November 1, 2012. Click here to learn more about submission guidelines.
- Jun 13 2012
Jane Tonello ’11 has been accepted as a graduate student by Kyushu University’s System Life Sciences Program in Fukuoka, Japan. Jane is one of only two students who have been admitted into this program as part of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)’s “Global 30” initiative, which aims to promote the globalization of higher education in Japan by recruiting foreign students to study at Japanese universities. Over the next five years, Jane will complete her graduate studies in bio-engineering, culminating in a Ph.D. in the field.
You can follow Jane’s adventures in Japan by visiting her blog.