Link to Student Resources

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!

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ASP Students Enjoy Learning through Community Service Opportunities

Community service learning opportunities, or volunteering, are a very important component of the American Studies Program at Willamette University and TIUA. Service-learning is a method of teaching based on the principle that community involvement is an invaluable component to a student's educational experience. A healthy collaboration between community partners, staff/faculty, and university students to tackle specific social issues in Salem through service-learning can be a mutually meaningful and mutually beneficial experience.

ASP students have manalty opportunities to volunteer during their year in Salem.  Here are a couple of the activities they participated during the fall semester, 2016. A lot of students went to the Oregon Coast to join the SOLVE Beach Clean-Up, where they picked up trash along the coast.  Other students went to the Marion-Polk Food Share Youth Farm to pick squash, clean fields, and help create a hedge row.

Click here to see photos of some students' experience volunteering.

 

Winners of 2016 Yearbook Photo Contest Announced!

altThe 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.alt

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!

 

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Tokyo International University of America (TIUA) is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment.  TIUA does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship programs, and other TIUA administered programs and activities.  For the purpose of admission, all students must be formally admitted by Tokyo International University (Kawagoe, Japan) prior to making application to the American Studies Program at Willamette/TIUA.