Yearbook Contest 2017 Winners Announced!

altThe Yearbook Photo Contest has ended and the winners selected! 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. Click here to see all the winning photos.

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 considered.

There were two Bearcat (first place) winners:    Kanna Sato and Ryo Hashida, both ASP students. They will each receive a $50 Compass Card.

There were five Dolphin (second place) winners:  Kendrick Arakaki (TIUA staff) won an amazing four awards, and Jessica Hammond-Brouer (Tomodachi Program host). They will each receive a $25 Compass Card per award. alt

There were nine Squirrel (third place) winners:  Grace Pochis and Daniella Kim (CLA students); Melanie Jipping (2 awards) and Sarah Shinn (both TIUA); John Patzer and Claudine Stevenson (both Tomodachi Program hosts); and Kanna Sato and Sae Tamba (ASP students). They will each receive a $10 Compass Card per award.

Again, thanks to all the contestants!

Alumni Reunion Party 2017

We are excited to announce alta Willamette University/Tokyo International University of America reunion party in Japan on June 17, 2017.  Any alums from Willamette University and/or the American Studies Program at WU/TIUA are invited to join this gathering. Attending from TIUA and Willamette are: Gunnar B. Gundersen, Executive Vice President of TIUA, Masaki Shimada (WU '80), TIUA Director of Campus Life and Academic Services, Barby Dressler, TIUA Director of University Relations & Special Programs, Prof. Ruth Feingold, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Professor of English, Willamette University, and Dr. Edward G. Whipple (WU '74), Vice President for Campus Life, Willamette University.

Details of the reunion are as follows:

Date: June 17, 2017

Time:  5:45pm (Reception opens)          

6:00 ~ 8:00pm (reunion) 


2017 ASP Yearbook Contest

altTIUA is sponsoring an ASP Yearbook Photo Contest. Each year, students and staff create a yearbook, which reflects all that happened during that year through photographs. For the third year, there is a contest to select some of the photos for the yearbook.  The contest is open to students, staff and faculty of Willamette University, including the American Studies Program, and Tomodachi Program participants. There are some great prizes, including two $50, four $25, and 10 $10 Compass Cash (or non-ASWU funds) cards.  In addition, if your photo is selected, you will be credited in the yearbook.

The contest deadline is April 24.  See poster for more details.


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