Welcome to the American Studies Program (ASP) Class of 2016! You can click on the blue button to go to Student Information. From there, choose Academic information or Campus Life information. This is one of the best places to answer questions you may have. If you can't find the answer, please come by our office and we will help you!
The Yearbook Photo Contest has ended and click here to see the winning photos. Many photos were submitted and thanks go out to all the entrants and to the judging panel. It was a difficult decision. The photos shown are by the two first place recipients.
For your information, judging criteria used were that the photos should represent the ASP students' integration in the WU and Salem community, and also represent their healthy lifestyle. Also, the lighting and quality of the photos were also considered.
There were two Bearcat (first place) winners: Rinku Yanagi (ASP student) and Kendrick Arakaki (TIUA Staff). They will each receive a $50 Compass Card.
There were four Dolphin (second place) winners: Rinku Yanagi--2 awards and Kendrick Arakaki--2 awards. They will each receive a $25 Compass Card per award.
There were ten Squirrel (third place) winners: Rinku Yanagi--2 awards, Donald Swen (WU student)--2 awards, John Patzer (tomodachi host), Trisha Duman (tomodachi host)--2 awards, Kendrick Arakaki--3 awards, and Erin Good Audley (tomodachi host). They will each receive a $10 Compass Card per award.
Again, thanks to all the contestants!
We are pleased to announce that this summer, we will be partnering with the Salem Keizer Education Foundation (SKEF) to provide Kaneko Day Camp as one of SKEF’s summer programs. Our session will be titled “Explore Japan!” and will be held July 11-15, 2016.
Applications are now available for this summer's Explore Japan! session, via the SKEF website. This day camp is an annual event put on by the students and staff at TIUA. This is a great way for kids to engage in a variety of hands-on activities to learn about Japanese language and culture.
A few things will be different this year, including a morning session for kids from kindergarten through second grade, and an afternoon session for third through fifth graders. Unfortunately, we are not offering sessions for middle schoolers this year.
Camp will be held at McKinley Elementary School, with the other SKEF day camp offerings.
To read more about this year's camp, please click here to go to the webpage.