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April 2016

ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Oscar Winner “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000)—Showing Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m.

The Asian Studies Program presents a screening of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000, http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/crouchingtigerhiddendragon/), followed by a discussion hosted by Dr. Minh Nguyen, Director of Asian studies.

Senior 1 in 30 Worldwide Selected for Humanity in Action Program

As she navigated her own academic struggles, Symone Purcell came to realize “how closely tied the growth of others is to my own progress.”

The Eastern Kentucky University senior calls it a “mentality of mentorship,” and it drives her passion for service and her dreams of someday serving as a rural Kentucky physician, wherever the need is greatest.

ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL: “Kung Fu Hustle” (2004) Starring Stephen Chow—Showing Tuesday, April 26, 7 p.m.

The Asian studies program presents a screening of the 2004 Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts action comedy film “Kung Fu Hustle” (www.sonyclassics.com/kungfuhustle), followed by a discussion hosted by Dr. Minh Nguyen, director of Asian studies.

Free and open to the public. Attendance slips available. Co-sponsored by the Student Government Association.

FULBRIGHT STUDENT PROGRAM WORKSHOP: Grants for Study, Research, Teaching Overseas (Monday, April 25, 1 p.m.)

Learn more about fully funded grants for study, research, or English Teaching Assistantship in more than 140 countries.

Lora Seery, Senior Program Officer of the Fulbright U.S. Student Programs, will conduct the workshop/infosession on Monday, April 25, at 1 p.m. in the Discovery Classroom of Noel Studio.

Senior First Intern for Global Citizenship Alliance

It’s only fitting that Allia Vaez wants to someday serve in the Doctors without Borders program.

ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL: “Hero” (2002) Starring Jet Li—Showing April 21, 7 p.m.

The Asian Studies Program presents a screening of “Hero” (2002, www.miramax.com/movie/hero), followed by a discussion hosted by Dr. Minh Nguyen, director of Asian Studies.

Free and open to the public. Attendance slips available. Co-sponsored by Student Government Association.

6 Asian Studies Faculty Named University Scholars, 2 Selected as Critical Thinking Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to the following Asian Studies affiliated faculty members on their being selected as the Inaugural EKU University Scholars:

ASIAN FILM SCREENING, APRIL 20, 7 P.M.: “Ip Man” (2008)

The Asian Studies Program presents a screening of “Ip Man” (2008) http://www.ipman-movie.com/main_en.html, followed by a discussion hosted by Dr. Minh Nguyen, Director of Asian Studies.

Free and open to the public. Attendance slips available. Co-sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Nguyen Initiated into Phi Kappa Phi and Elected President-Elect of the EKU Chapter

The Eastern Kentucky University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi initiated 48 juniors, seniors and graduate students at a special induction ceremony on April 15.

The new members are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.  

ASIAN FILM SCREENING, APRIL 19, 7 P.M.: “House of Flying Daggers” (2004)

The Asian Studies Program presents a screening of “House of Flying Daggers” (2004) http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/houseofflyingdaggers/, followed by a discussion hosted by Dr. Minh Nguyen, Director of Asian Studies.

ASIAN STUDIES FALL 2016 COURSE OFFERINGS

The Asian Studies Program at Eastern Kentucky University offers a minor (18 hours) and a certificate (12 hours).

CULTURAL DINNER: Japan— Thursday, April 7, Jaggers Room, Powell Building, 6:30 pm

EKU Student Activities Council will be holding a Cultural Dinner on Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Jaggers Room, Powell Building from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. There will be free food provided by Khin’s Sushi as well as prizes. All are welcome and invited.

FILM SCREENING: “Children of the World”—April 5, 7 p.m., Powell Underground

See the film “Refugee Kids,” about a school for refugee students in NYC, learn about refugees being resettled in Kentucky, and support the ESL classes of Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Lexington.

Dr. Beth Underwood Accepted to NEH Institute on Confucian Asia

Born in Seoul, South Korea, to a multi-generation educational missionary family, Dr. Elizabeth Underwood has long had an affinity for Asian people and culture.

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