2011 Co-Curricular Honors and Awards

alt2011 marked our First Annual American Studies Program (ASP) Co-Curricular Honors and Awards in which our students were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the community.  The program included a performance by the ASP taiko drummers, a student-made slide show, and a special student presentation about the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and relief efforts.  The Honors and Awards also served as a venue where individual students, as well as student groups, received the President's Volunteer Service Award- a prestigious national honor recognizing sustained community service throughout the year.

Handing out the awards were President Tsugio Tajiri and Professor Katsuya Endo, who were visiting from Tokyo International University in Japan this week as part of the program's closing ceremonies.

Congratulations 2011 ASP students, for contributing nearly 6000 hours of service to our local, state, and national communities!

Click here to see the list of our award recipients.

More information on the President's Volunteer Service Awards:


To see the photo gallery from this event, click here



ASP Students Volunteer at Origami Workshop

altOn Sunday, Dec. 11, five ASP students volunteered at the Portland Consulate General of Japan's 23rd Annual Origami Workshop held at the World Trade Center in downtown Portland.  The volunteers showed community members how to fold candy canes, paper wallets, and wreaths out of traditional Japanese origami paper.

A big thank you to students Mizuki, Yukari, Ai, Kaede, and Anna. This was the last "official" opportunity to volunteer during their time here in Salem as the American Studies Program ends this week.

Click here to see a photo gallery from the event.



2011 TIUA Flea Market

altThe annual TIUA Flea Market took place on Saturday, December 10,  at the Sparks Center on the Willamette University campus.  Students have nearly completed the American Studies Program at TIUA and Willamette and will be returning home to Japan, either right away or after some traveling.  They will resume their studies at Tokyo International University in Kawagoe in April, 2012.

They accumulated many items during their eleven months in Salem and didn't wish to take everything back to Japan, so the flea market was created to help them get rid of some of it.  What didn't sell by the end of the market, will mostly be donated to local charities.

To see a photo gallery from the event, click here.



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