The Stand Up Take Action project is a global campaign for elimination of poverty through standing up, to appeal to world policymakers in the hopes of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a United Nations Development Program. Locally, Willamette University students and American Studies Program (ASP) students at Tokyo International University of America put together a workshop to learn about the MDGs which took place Thursday, October 6, in Jackson Plaza on the Willamette campus.
The students started their involvement with this program last year at Tokyo International University (TIU) in the Global Studies Program (GSP). The GSP focuses on a variety of topics associated with world-wide problems, conflicts, and issues. Their current project involved bringing people together in a workshop setting to hear from three Willamette professors, Carol Doolittle (Sociology), Greg Felker (Politics) and Jim Hanson (Economics) who gave their perspectives on this important topic. After the presentations, the group assembled for a photo which will then be sent to the United Nations and included in their campaign. Thanks to all who participated in Stand Up Take Action!
To see photos from the gathering, click here.
Greetings Alumni & Friends,
I'm sorry to report that Willamette and TIUA have decided to cancel the reunion scheduled for October 15.
Thirty 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.