Parents' Week at TIUA

altThirty parents and family members arrived in Salem on Wednesday, Sept. 14, for Parents' Week.  They represent 16 students are who participating in the 11-month American Studies Program. The parents are staying at the Grand Hotel in downtown Salem, but are visiting classes, taking campus tours and having conferences with the professors who teach in the program.


Inaugural Zena Sustainability Institute Completed

altThis past August, the first Zena Sustainability Institute (ZSI) was held.  It's a special academic program jointly sponsored by Willamette University and TIUA and focusing on environmental issues and sustainability. The 12-day program offered hands-on organic farming experience and interdisciplinary academic coursework which examined the ecological, social, economic, and ethical implications of our food system.  Participants lived in a sustainabile community in the heart of the Willamette Valley at Zena Forest, a living learning laboratory.


2011 Kaneko Day Camp Successful!

altKaneko Day Camp, held in August, was a big hit with the 38 local kids who participated in the 4-day cultural camp.  Students in the American Studies Program at TIUA served as the camp counselors and teachers.  They spent many hours planning out the class content and activities and creating the necessary accompanying materials. The hallways were decorated, as well as the various classrooms. Check-in on the first day went well and soon all the campers had met their teachers and were having fun getting to know about Japan.  There were classes in origami, songs, games, language, calligraphy, and dance.

On Thursday, the last day of camp, parents and other family members came near the end of the session to walk around and visit the classrooms to see the work that their kids had done, enjoy bento lunches, and watch the campers perform Soran Bushi (elementary kids) and Para Para (middle school kids) dances.

Click here to see a photo gallery from the week!


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