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EASC Newsletter

A publication of the East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University

December 2014

Upcoming Events

First Annual Korean Speech Competition

EALC and EASC will co-host the first annual Korean speech competition for undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in Korean language classes. Students from all levels are invited to submit original speeches for a chance to compete in March. Prizes will include gift certificates to the Talk to Me in Korean Store, journal subscriptions at, and more! For submission guidelines and more information please contact or look for the announcement early in the spring semester.

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East Asian Webinar Series

EASC will organize its second East Asian Webinar Series this spring. Speakers will include scholars and practitioners from diverse fields related to China, Japan, and Korea. Interested students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the webinar in person or remotely via Adobe Connect. For more information, please contact or look for an email announcement in January 2015.

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NCTA Teaching about Asia seminars

Each year, EASC coordinates NCTA Teaching about Asia seminars for K-12 teachers in the Midwest and South. Generously funded by the Freeman Foundation and taught by expert faculty, these seminars are designed to help teachers become more knowledgeable about East Asia and assist them with developing strategies to pass that knowledge on to their students. Participants receive free books, school resources, and a personal stipend upon successful completion of the program. NCTA Teaching about Asia seminars will be held in the following locations during spring 2015:

Chicago, IL (Jan 20th to March 31st)

New Albany, IN (Jan 21st to April 8th)

St. Paul, MN (Dates TBD)

EASC will also host a summer NCTA seminar in Birmingham, Alabama.

For more information, please visit EASC’S NCTA Web site, or contact outreach coordinator Cathy Gao at

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Korean Night 2015

Dear Friends of East Asian Studies,

The East Asian Studies Center is pleased to announce Korean Night 2015!

The event will take place October 2015 on the Indiana University-Bloomington Campus.

In preparation for the event, EASC is looking for:

1. Nominations for Korean Night Committee Members
Committee Members will attend regular meetings and work to plan and coordinate
Korean Night 2015. If you would like to play a role in planning Korean Night 2015 or
would like to nominate someone to the committee, please email with
the name and contact information of the person nominated and 100 words or less on
why that person would make a good committee member. Please submit nominations by
January 31, 2015. The committee will have its first meeting by March 15.

2. Activity Proposals
Individuals or Organizations who are interested in setting up booths or performing at
Korean Night 2015 please submit a proposal to by February 28, 2015.
Booths and activities should be Korea-related. See the attached activity proposal form for
more information.

3. Volunteers
Individuals or Organization interested in volunteering to help with Korean Night 2015,
please email us at by February 28, 2015 to receive information and

We look forward to working with you to make this year’s event a success.
Thank you for your interest in Korean Night 2015!

East Asian Studies Center

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